Graphic Designer
Office of Communications


Provide graphic design to support the production of various internal and external communication pieces including promotional material, student recruitment/retention pieces, and donor solicitation materials for the Colleges. Provide backup design of web graphics.


Graphic design for the production of a variety of publications such as posters, brochures, newsletters, booklets, invitations and other projects that help publicize and promote the activities of the Colleges.

Design work includes the ability to perform single- and multiple-page layouts and produce original or adapted artwork to be used in publications suitable for print.

As assigned by supervisor, must be able to develop original artwork and page layouts and/or incorporate subsequent supervisor revisions to create complete, accurate and effective publications.

Create and/or revise publication layouts and Web graphics using advanced design and desktop publishing software, scanning and photo enhancement software, draw/illustration programs such as, Adobe Creative Suite CS5 - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite programs - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

Must be able to work independently on assignments in a deadline sensitive environment, as well as collaboratively with other Communications and Colleges' staff to determine the best solution for conveying messages.

May be required to act as project manager for specific publications, identifying resources necessary to support the project, specify job details, obtain cost estimates, and follow through until project is completed and delivered.


A bachelor's degree in graphic design or combination of associate's degree in graphic design plus two years design experience is required. Skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Suite CS5 programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite programs, and familiar with web-graphic design.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, the names with contact information of at least three references, and three non-returnable samples of recent work to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: ferran@hws.edu


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.