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Graphic Design Coordinator

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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Graphic Design Coordinator

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc (UTFI) is seeking a creative professional to fill the position of Graphic Design Coordinator for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Advancement division. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Graphic Design Coordinator and their body of work will help move the Advancement division toward its operational goals by ensuring programs, events, initiatives, and university priorities are effectively communicated to key audiences—with special attention to visual design.

The Graphic Design Coordinator will produce and develop visual communications for advancement initiatives, working alongside members of the Communications and Donor Experience team and partners across the division. The Graphic Design Coordinator will focus primarily on conceptualizing and producing graphic design projects such as direct mail, print and digital materials for alumni relations, student and young alumni programs, annual giving, development, and stewardship communications aimed at alumni and donors to the university. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Visual Design Projects: Works within the UT Knoxville brand to produce high-quality materials for the advancement division. Determines concept, design, and development of collateral materials making strategic choices for typography, illustrations, and photography. Prepares digital layouts, manages print projects, and manages editing/approval process.

Photography & Special Projects: Coordinates and manages photoshoots with students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Edits, sizes, and archives photography. Manages special visual communications projects as needed. Supports Advancement team by staffing special alumni and development events as needed.


Required Education and Experience

The candidate who fills the Graphic Design Coordinator position is required to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in graphic design, including experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills are paramount, along with creative thinking and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and project management skills and a positive attitude are essential.

Preferred Education and Experience

In addition to meeting the required qualifications, the preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience with other Adobe programs, Microsoft Office, and digital photography
  • Experience with print production

Application Process: Priority will be given to applications received on or before June 18, 2024 via our Taleo application system. Applications must include a completed candidate profile, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission of the candidate. Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes a minimum of 5 samples of graphic design work. The portfolio should be a website link to a digital body of work or a PDF of samples.

When determining minimum qualifications, only information entered into the candidate profile can be considered. Please ensure your candidate profile is completed in its entirety as it relates to qualifying education/work experience.

Questions about the search may be directed to hr@utfi.org.

Target Start Date: September 1, 2024 or earlier

Benefits: Recognized as a Top Employer by Knoxville Top Workplaces in 2022 and 2023, the Foundation’s greatest asset is our team. Foundation employees are eligible for a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes:

  • Generous paid leave, accruing up to 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave annually, plus 14 paid holidays and administrative closing days
  • Flexible work arrangements, offering a hybrid schedule to most team members
  • Education benefits for employees and their dependents at UT System campuses
  • Retirement and deferred compensation plans, including 401(k), 403(b), etc.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Employee discounts to attractions, services, and goods


The Foundation: The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves as the preferred channel for private contributions benefiting students and faculty within the UT System. With a vision of being one of the top-performing advancement organizations in higher education, UTFI is committed to enhancing the educational landscape across the University of Tennessee campuses.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been advancing knowledge and enriching lives since its founding in 1794. Tennessee’s flagship public research university, UT Knoxville is a diverse community whose shared commitment to discovery, creativity, and education combines with a tradition of service and engagement to carry the Volunteer spirit throughout the state and around the world. UT’s campus—home to more than 36,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff members—is part of the vibrant city of Knoxville, located on the Tennessee River with the Great Smoky Mountains nearby.

The UT System: The University of Tennessee System is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski, Martin and the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Institute of Agriculture; and the Institute for Public Service.

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.



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Jun 4, 2024, 9:03:52 AM