JOB POSTING This position works remotely requiring a telecommuting agreement and adherence to the UCSC Telecommuting/Remote Work Guidelines. The employee shall be available in a full-time capacity during assigned telecommuting work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor). While telecommuting/remote working, the employee is responsible for ensuring a worksite environment suitable for accomplishing their regular job duties during scheduled hours of work and, if applicable, arranging for dependent care just as they would if they were working at the regular UCSC worksite.
NO VISA SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is:02-06-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Scout, from University of California, is an online education program that is available for middle and high school students, teachers, schools, and school districts. UC Scout offers 'A-G' approved college preparatory and College Board-approved Advanced Placement courses online.
UC Scout's mission is to provide high-quality A-G and AP curricula and courses for students in need, with an emphasis on advancing the academic success of California's educationally underserved students.
The incumbent reports to the Communications Program Manager and supports Instructional Design. UC Scout consists of roughly 70 full-time and part-time employees. UC Scout is a branch of UC Santa Cruz and the University of California.
The UC Scout team is a remote team that holds occasional meetings on location from its home location in Santa Clara, CA.
Under supervision of the Communications Program Manager, the Graphic Artist will apply expertise in conceptualizing, designing and implementing original designs to support outreach and instructional goals for UC Scout. The Graphic Artist will create original design elements for a variety of platforms, including but not limited to social media, website, email, print publications, learning management systems (Canvas), and video elements. The Graphic Artist will appropriately and persuasively present UC Scout to a variety of audiences in alignment with brand guidelines.
The Graphic Artist will collaborate with a variety of internal teams within UC Scout to support recruitment efforts, as well as support students participating in online education. They will create original designs that clearly and persuasively demonstrate UC Scout's brand and values, in compliance with best practices in design and in accordance with ADA requirements.
Budgeted Salary: $31.30 - $47.34/ Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: Remote
Union Representation: TX - Technical
Job Code Classification: 006102 (ARTIST SR)
Travel: Never or Rarely
50% - Marketing and Communications
Using design principles and guidelines, creates visual text and imagery using a range of computer software to develop the overall layout and production of a range of visual assets, including but not limited to digital advertising, print publications, social media posts, reports, etc. Creates original, interesting and persuasive visuals in compliance with brand guidelines and accessibility requirements in collaboration with Outreach team, and in alignment with strategic goals.
40% - Instructional Design Support
Develops design elements to support online education, engagement, and inclusion. Graphic projects range in scope and complexity, from advanced and collaborative to basic and somewhat independent. Design and maintain visual/media assets to be deployed in our learning management system (Canvas) in partnership with instructional designers.
5% - Video Production
Supports Video Production team with graphical needs as needed.
5% - Collaboration
Works in collaboration with internal teams within UC Scout, including but not limited to marketing and communications, Instructional Design and video production. Maintains technical knowledge to apply to a variety of design projects to assist with marketing and student learning experiences, and works iteratively to ensure the highest quality result.
High School diploma, two years of art training, and three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of design and user experience, including skill to design in an appealing, lively and relevant way.
Thorough understanding of technical language.
Thorough understanding of applicable rules and regulations for web communications.
Thorough technical skills in computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and / or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.
Thorough interpersonal communication skills.
Thorough skills to develop and implement original ideas and correctly identify and effectively solve problems.
Thorough skills using design tools including the full Adobe Suite
Ability to critique work accurately and professionally and to accept edits and changes from multiple parties.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Experience in developing and implementing graphic assets for a variety of platforms, preferably for an education-focused program.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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