Public Relations Specialist - Graphic Design


Divine Word College has an immediate opening for a full-time Public Relations Specialist – Graphic Designer. This position is an at-will employee of the College and reports directly to the Director of Public Relations.


Position description:  

The Public Relations Specialist - Graphic Designer serves as in-house graphic designer for all college departments in addition to the following duties: 

Creates visually appealing graphics for internal displays, both print and digital.

Prepares weekly internal newsletter for digital distribution.

Prepares printer-ready files for Development projects such as appeal letters, brochures, etc.

Develops and posts content for college-sponsored websites in collaboration with the Director of Public Relations.

Creates and posts graphics for use on college-sponsored social media channels.

Serves as an in-house photographer and/or videographer for college events or projects. Work may occur outside normal business hours.

Assists with live streaming college events. This includes creating appropriate graphic titles, operating the camera system, and assisting in other areas to produce a quality streaming event.




Bachelor's Degree in graphic design, art, communications, public relations, or related field.

Two years of previous experience (minimum) in graphic design or digital media.

Extensive experience with and knowledge of software programs including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.

Photography and video editing skills a plus.  

Familiarity with website design and maintenance with appropriate software.


Full-time position benefit package includes life, medical, dental insurance, vacation, paid holidays, 403(b) Flex Plan and tuition exchange program.

Send resume, cover letter, three work related references  and three examples of design work by email or regular mail to: Sandy Wilgenbusch, Director of Public Relations at: or Divine Word College, P.O. Box 380, Epworth, IA 52045.

Application deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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