Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Director of Communications
Date Revised
10/16/2015
Department
Communications Department
Primary Purpose
Assist with daily implementation of various objectives, while maintaining a climate of support and understanding within GISD and its many publics.
Education Certification

 Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications or related field

Special Knowledge/Skills

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

Experience with commercial printing

Knowledge of Associated Press Style

Knowledge of the Texas Public Information Act and student privacy laws

Ability to meet established deadlines while managing multiple projects

Experience

Three to five (3-5) years’ graphic design or communications experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Public and Media Relations

  • Design, prepare, and edit publications and presentations produced by the Communication Department.
  • Produce original digital artwork and graphic layouts for campus and district initiatives and events.
  • Provide writing and proofreading services as needed.
  • Coordinate with Printing Services or outside vendors for distribution of publications or projects.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of special events and programs.
  • Assist with maintenance and upkeep of the district website.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with district and departmental leadership to cultivate an effective channel of communications.
  • Maintain archives of digital assets.
  • Provide digital media support on request

Policy and Law

  • Effectively interpret policy, procedures and data.
  • Help maintain the district brand.
  • Demonstrate integrity while working with matters related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Texas Open Records Law.

Other

  • Work both independently with minimal direction and collaboratively as part of a larger team.
  • Answer incoming calls and respond to routing inquiries from the public, media, Board of Trustees or staff as directed.  Refer non-routine inquiries to the Director of Communications.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.
Tools/Equipment Used
Standard office equipment including personal computer, iPad and digital camera
Posture
Prolonged sitting, occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion
Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment
May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional districtwide and statewide travel
Mental Demands
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress