Staff Position

Marketing Designer I

Position Details

Job ID # 18-950
Department Marketing
Reports To Lead Graphic Designer

Position Summary

Assist Lead Graphic Designer in the creation of print communications for the university—with an emphasis on online. Collaborate with marketing team members on a variety of projects, including design of icons, email templates, social media artwork, photography, and video. Collaborate with Lead Designer and Marketing Writer to develop print and digital communications that are modern, effective, and brand aligned. Use design skills to help Northwest University tell compelling, visually engaging stories that are easy to navigate and consume. 

Essential Functions

  1. Design and Layout for Print 
    • Ads and Publications – in Collaboration with the Lead Marketing Designer 
      • Collaborate closely with the Online department to meet their design needs. 
      • Work within existing design framework to help create print pieces as needed.  
      • Design NU print ads that tell a rich, compelling university story.   
      • Develop collateral for all other NU programs as needed (Trad, Grad, Adult Evening, Northwest Partnership Program) that engages viewers and moves them to action.
      • Integrate student research findings into the design of marketing materials. 
  2. Graphic Design
    •  Work with Lead Marketing Designer to develop design elements (wordmarks, icons, buttons, graphic treatments, illustration, etc.), that family together and help build a consistent NU brand identity. 
  3. General Team Content Assistance
    • Work with Art Director in the development of photos and videos.  
    • Work with Email Specialist to develop templates, manage Emma and Salesforce. 
    • • Work with Marketing Content Writer to develop images for Social Media and FB ads.   
    • • Work with Project Manager and Departments to move print projects efficiently through our system. 
  4. Perform other work related duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree desired.  
  2. Portfolio of graphic design work that shows steady creative growth and potential in areas such as print collateral, logos, illustrative design, icons, etc. 
  3. Solid working knowledge of the Adobe suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. 
  4. Quick learner who can find answers, remove ambiguity, and move projects forward. 
  5. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while carrying out multiple projects simultaneously. 
  6. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  7. A collaborative co-worker who sees what needs to be done and does it—not only for him/herself—but for team members. 
  8. Ability to integrate research data into design/marketing solutions.   
  9. Good social skills, creativity and versatility. 
  10. Proven ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues. 

Working Environment:

  1. A flexible and supportive work environment that understands the unique need of each team member. 
  2. A culture where your ideas and imagination are encouraged. 
  3. A Christ-centered environment where people are passionate about student potential.
  4. Beautiful 56-acre campus in the heart of Kirkland with rolling greens, Frisbee golf, Exercise Center, community worship, and $3 lunches. 
  5. Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting. 
  6. Position works with strictly confidential information.
  7. Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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