At Catlin Gabel School, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work as educators. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming community, and we know our school's success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.
Catlin Gabel's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our curriculum and in our mission. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Applications are welcome from anyone and everyone.
Job Title: Graphic Designer and Photographer
Department: Enrollment Management
Reports to: Communications Director
Catlin Gabel supports inspired learning leading to responsible action through dedicated teaching, caring relationships, a challenging curriculum, and community service. We value each person’s effort, imagination, and positive contributions to the community. We celebrate being inclusive and the partnership between family and school.
Catlin Gabel School is seeking an experienced, forward-looking graphic design professional to manage an effective, high quality, and timely graphic design and photography service within the Enrollment Management Department. The designer/photographer will create through various media, materials and messages that support the mission of Catlin Gabel School. This position will be part of the Enrollment Management team and will report to the Director of Communications.
The successful candidate will possess a creative problem-solving approach and offer a generous attitude when providing graphic design and photography services for multiple constituents.
This is a full-time, exempt position that comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. The candidate will have a proven track record in creative graphic design, with a firm understanding of marketing.
Conceptualize and create a wide range of marketing materials, including but not limited to the Caller Magazine, Annual Report, CG Fund brochure, Alumni Weekend Campaign, Admissions materials, Auction Catalogue, Summer program collateral, print and digital advertisements, and miscellaneous flyers, posters, postcards, campus signage, website graphics, and Newsletters.
Work closely with the Director of Publications and Media Relations on all School publications.
Work closely with the Admissions Office and Advancement Team to support their publication/web needs.
Work with the Communications Director and the video producer to develop video and digital assets for the website and other school promotional purposes.
Deliver a timely, accurate, and responsive in-house design service through effective planning and management of short- and long-term projects;
Update design of publications as needed to keep communications fresh and current. Develop various communications projects
Manage the visual quality and integrity of the school brand and ensure adherence to guidelines throughout all print and online materials.
Produce school photography for use in internal and external publications, social media and the school website.
Provide art direction and supervision when/if working with freelance photographers and graphic designers for overflow work.
Be present and take photographs of key school events and manage department photography stock. This includes maintaining an effective storage system for photos (Vidigami), ensuring appropriate and flexible access for the Communications Department and other staff as needed across the school.
Support the design and growth of the School’s website by providing digital solutions for presenting information in visually pleasing ways (tables, infographics, etc.) to ensure a visually consistent user experience.
Act as the primary manager of digital marketing content by owning the look and feel of email communications and eNewsletters.
Provide resources and support to Catlin Gabel employees by sharing tools to preserve the Catlin Gabel brand in their own work.
Participate in appropriate professional education, including classes and conferences; remain current on new developments and technologies in the field of graphic design; research and recommend graphics software as needed.
Be a liaison with external print vendors and maintain positive business relationships with them; be available as needed for proofing and press checks.
BA/BS in related field or equivalent combination of training and experience
Five to seven years’ relevant print and web graphic design experience, as demonstrated by portfolio of work
Experience taking quality photographs of people and events with samples to share.
IT skills: fluency in current design practices and graphics software tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Bridge, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Professional graphic design skills, exceptional design aesthetic, attention to detail
Knowledge of emerging web trends, flexibility when priorities change, ability to take initiative
Organizational and project management skills, ability to plan, set priorities, juggle competing deadlines, deliver cost-effective projects on time
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Interpersonal skills, ability to maintain cooperative, collegial relationships with colleagues
Intercultural competency, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of individuals
Mobility sufficient to move about the school campus to photograph events
Ability to lift and carry photographic equipment on a regular basis
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About Catlin Gabel School
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.