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Graphic Designer

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 514842
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Dining / Hospitality
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Graphic Designer serves as part of a professional team marketing products and services to a diverse college student market.  The full-time, benefits eligible position offers the opportunity to assist with various communication, marketing strategies and the creation of marketing materials for Housing and Dining Services (HDS). 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepare designs for print pieces, website, social media and other projects
  • Assist in the development of promotional themes and concepts for departmental programming, events, web and social media presence  
  • Create graphic expression for general promotional ideas and themes to successfully market HDS products and services
  • Develop merchandising graphics
  • Coordinate with supervisor and other team members to meet project deadlines and to ensure a cohesive approach to marketing
  • Maintains project files and provide input for needed equipment, technological advances, and other overall improvements

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Housing and Dining Services is a large, self-operated auxiliary department serving more than 4,000 students that call the K-State campus home.  This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:




Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in U.S.)

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires an associate degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Four years of experience in graphic art, design or commercial art, or digital art.
  • Bachelor's degree or two year graphic design training program in graphic design, art or related field.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). Ability to learn new software and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and public relations skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:


  • Letter of interest
  • Resume, including names and contact information for three professional references
  • Digital design portfolio

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$15.73 - $19.70 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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