As a key member of Berkeley’s Advancement team, reporting to the Director of Communications, the Creative Services Coordinator/Graphic Designer manages many aspects of Berkeley’s extensive graphic design and marketing needs. We are looking for a dynamic individual with professional graphic design experience, excellence project management skills and the ability to produce a wide variety of communication materials from concept to completion. This position demands the ability to interpret conceptual needs and to design solutions with high visual impact. The work requires experience in the following (but limited to): publications, programs, brochures, banners, invitations, websites, social media platforms, multimedia design, magazines, signage and brand identity.
Qualified Candidates will possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, graphic design or related field
Creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
Up-to-date experience with industry leading software and technologies (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Strong editing skills required
Experience working within popular social media platforms
Background working in an education environment is preferred
Strong planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking and organizational skills
Ability to work well under pressure and within strict deadlines
Ability to work flexible hours when required
Positive, optimistic attitude and strong work ethic and initiative
Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines
Design and manage content and coordinate printing of various school publications
Assist with timely content for Berkeley’s social media sites
Analyze data generated from the performance of social media posts and suggest/apply new strategies as needed
Publish e-newsletters, email push notifications and other important email announcements using the website content management software
Provide content for Berkeley’s bi-annual alumni magazine
Facilitate specific division and department communication needs
Work directly with vendors (printers, marketing firms, mail houses, etc.) to manage project costs
Work with the faculty and staff to produce, manage and brand various publications, social media news, PowerPoint presentations and promotional materials
Assist Director of Communications with brand management and guideline enforcement
Other duties as assigned by the Director
Other duties as assigned by the Headmaster
Compensation and Benefits:
The appointment is a full-time, year-round, position with full benefits. The compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment and the national independent school and college markets.
All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.
Berkeley Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
About Berkeley Preparatory School
Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a co-educational, Episcopal affiliated, independent, college preparatory school with a current enrollment of 1,340 students in grades Pre-K through 12.
At Berkeley, we seek to educate the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. We are also committed to providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment that encourages values and recognizes each student as a unique individual.
Berkeley is located on a beautiful and well-equipped 86-acre campus, consisting of 29 state-of-the-art buildings. Our proud mascot is the Buccaneer. Graduates are well-rounded individuals who have learned the core values of discipline, diligence and integrity and excelled in the academic, co-curricular and character realms.