Job Description

GCE Marketing - Assistant Graphic Designer (NFWS)

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is seeking Assistant Graphic Designers to support the mission of Grand Canyon University through GCE's Marketing department.

Position Summary/Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to collaborate with and/or assist Marketing team members to strategize, concept and execute creative projects.

Responsibilities Related to Purpose:

  • Collaboratively ideate, develop, and design large-scale creative campaigns.
  • Implement conceptual direction to produce print and digital collateral while adhering to brand standards.
  • Actively seek and openly receive feedback for your work.
  • Work closely with designers, copywriters, and project managers to deliver the utmost attention to craft and detail on every project.
  • Assist full-time team of creatives in executing design content needs as they arise.


  • *** MUST PROVIDE PORTFOLIO samples, please attach your file, or provide your URL. Applicants without portfolio samples will NOT be considered. ***
  • Portfolio with samples of work, showcasing skillset is required.
  • Full-time GCU student working toward BA in Advertising and Graphic Design.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Basic understanding of typography, color, and composition.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills are required and a part of the job.
  • Ability to understand and follow internal processes.
  • Nimble creative and strategic thinking skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, organized and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as member of a remote team.


Grand Canyon University is committed to a student first policy. Therefore, all applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for student employment:

  • Enrolled at GCU as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s program or Master’s program.
  • Retain a 2.0 GPA as a Bachelor level student or a 3.0 GPA as a Master level student.
  • Maintain good financial and academic (SAP) standing with the University.

You may be subject to termination if you fall below the minimum requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting: 4-8 hours a day
  • Standing: 0 hours a day
  • Walking: 0 hours a day
  • Lifting: Never
  • Carrying: Never
  • Pushing: Never
  • Bending: Never
  • Squatting: Never
  • Kneeling: Never
  • Climbing: Never
  • Reaching: Never
  • Grasping: Continuously
  • Fine Eye to Hand Coordination: Continuously
  • Driving: Never
  • Work Environment: Office building on site. Work performed is primarily inside, subject to variations in temperature and weather, equipment noise and dust.


  • Organized training sessions from industry leaders with over 30+ years of experience.
  • Mentoring and support from our full-time team of creatives.
  • Complete range of training courses and projects to enable you to be a driving force in your professional development and help you on your career trajectory.
  • Create award-winning campaigns and submit to local and national design award competitions - our students have won numerous awards including Student Gold, Silver and Bronze Addys.
  • Additional learning opportunities through tours, LinkedIn Learning and Phoenix Design Week’s yearly conference.
  • Build lasting career connections by working at one of the largest ad agencies in The Valley.

Pay Rate: Minimum Wage
Anticipated End Date: June 30, 2023
Number of Openings: 2
Manager: Department - Jason Boesel, Senior Graphic Designer

Currently working at GCU/GCE? Please be sure to apply internally through your Employee Workday account!

Application Instructions

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