Visual Experience Designer

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Visual Experience Designer
Classification Title Information Technology Consultant - Career
Job Summary

This Visual Experience Designer (Information Technology Consultant – Career) position will focus on designing and implementing user-friendly, brand-compliant collateral for the Information Resources & Technology (IRT) Division and the University.

The position will provide support for the University’s enterprise web and mobile applications and their implementation and ongoing usability and accessibility efforts related to the maintenance of an active and engaging web environment.

The position will work closely with IRT colleagues and key campus web publishers to thoroughly understand collaborative application requirements and use those as the basis for the development team’s efforts.

In addition, the position will contribute to the overall digital and print IT service delivery using mass communication channels including digital, print and social media.

This position reports to the Director of Web & Mobile Services in the Information Resources and Technology Division. The Web & Mobile Services team architects, develops, enhances, and supports the campus-wide web and mobile presence used by faculty, staff, and senior-level administrators for data-driven decision making.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

4,372 – 9,877 monthly

Hiring Range $4,372.00 to $5,667.00 per month
Salary Grade/Range 2
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Hours may vary depending on Department need.
Department Information

Who is IRT?
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State.

Minimum Qualifications

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Information Technology Consultant, depending on the nature of the position assignment, may include working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, graphic design, communications, web design or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study
2. Experience in digital/print graphic design with current version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
3. Demonstrated portfolio showcasing ability to develop layouts for a variety of print and digital collateral including web and mobile applications, brochures/flyers, digital and print signage, social media, banners, logos, etc.
4. Demonstrated proficiency designing visual and text content for digital publishing
5. Proven ability to analyze user needs, determine and evaluate alternative solutions and approaches to meeting those needs, and select the optimal solution.
6. Excellent communication skills.
7. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to train others on best practices.
8. Effective and efficient problem-solving skills with the ability to own, manage, and solve complex and routine problems.
9. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
10. Demonstrated initiative to collaborate with colleagues and continuously improve services and processes.
11. Demonstrated knowledge of Section 508 guidelines and strategies to meet ADA compliance.

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

12. Demonstrated knowledge of agile project management principles as they relate to web design and development.
13. Experience and/or knowledge in the following areas:
o Knowledge of and experience in implementing UI/UX best practices
o Standard and current web design and management tools
o Responsive Design
o Photography and/or digital asset management experience
o Understanding of functional processes used at an institution of higher education
o IT security standards and best practices
o HTML5, CSS, and/or Javascript

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0223P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 02/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 02/21/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

A digital portfolio of graphic works is required at the time application.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-7251
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation