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TEMPORARY - Graphic Designer,Inter

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a temporary appointment with a pre-determined end date not to exceed 1 year and is subject to an earlier termination if necessary. Temporary employees have no entitlement or expectation of continued employment during or beyond the appointment period. Position may average up to 29 hours per week.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Charline A. Gamboa
Department Contact Phone 575-646-2964
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700406S
Classification Title Graphic Designer,Inter
Position Job Title TEMPORARY - Graphic Designer,Inter
College/Division Agricultural Experiment Station
Department 317250-Jornada Exper Range Headquarters
Position Number
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 0.74
Reports To Position Title Program Specialist
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 14.90
Pay Level 06
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

This is part time temporary position.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for the layout, design, and production activities to produce quality graphic-design artwork for digital, print and video communication pieces. Requires working knowledge of graphic-design equipment. May contact in-house or outside vendors to verify print specifications.

Classification Standard Duties

Conceptualizes, designs, and produces curriculum, training, and/or promotional materials such as flyers, ads, brochures, logos, office signage, exhibits, and/or displays under general supervision. Designs and produces camera-ready art including graphs, charts, clip art, posters, digitization of graphics, line-art, and/or photos. Creates electronically-designed page layouts and imports word processing files into page layouts, as appropriate to the position; may develop and produce web-based graphics, as requested. Produces technical and scientific illustrations for presentations and/or publication, as appropriate to the requirements of the position. Consults with faculty and staff to identify their graphics needs, budget constraints, and reasonable deadlines for the project; serves as a liaison between the client and printers/publishers. Coordinates the printing production process to ensure quality: writes printing and other reproduction specifications (selects ink, paper, and print quality); inspects proofs for accuracy; recommends contractors (typesetters, printers, illustrators, photographers, cartographers). Writes and edits basic copy, as appropriate, which may include press releases in some instances. May coordinate a graphics or photographic library and/or maintain digital records. May provide technical computer support and install software programs. May coordinate and lead the work of others. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design. Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures. Knowledge of printing and/or reproduction processes and techniques. Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.


Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphic design programs. Budget development and management skills as related to the production of new digital or traditional media communications. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.


Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment. Ability to analyze graphic and technical information and create interpretive illustrations. Ability to analyze and interpret user graphic requirements. Ability to develop print and/or reproduction specifications.

Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements

This position is temporary and part time.

Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

Part-Time Temporary Position maximum of 29 hours per week.

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track
Posting Date 08/22/2017
Closing Date 09/26/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a temporary appointment with a pre-determined end date not to exceed 1 year and is subject to an earlier termination if necessary. Temporary employees have no entitlement or expectation of continued employment during or beyond the appointment period.
Position may average up to 29 hours per week.

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Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents