Director of Creative Services

Recruitment #220526-UNCE-306




The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education in Oklahoma.  We work directly with the state’s 500+ school districts and the legislature to ensure that Oklahoma students receive the quality education they deserve.  If you are looking for a rewarding career that positively affects the lives of children, you are in the right place!  For more about OSDE please visit our website at

Under general direction, perform responsible duties involving the development, maintenance and use of multimedia graphics for publications, presentations and web-based allocations; establish and implement branding standards; create and prepare publications from design through printing, proofing and distribution; perform related work as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
• Under direction of State Superintendent and Communications Executive Director and in coordination with other Team members, create, lay out and apply edits on informational and educational publications for the agency; prepare for print regular and special projects working with Communications and other OSDE team members to meet established deadlines;
• Design and produce logos, graphs and charts, overheads, handouts, animation sequences for video and other graphics as needed to support multimedia services for presentations, publications and website;
• Design, illustrate and lay out projects for sections of the department needing logos, brochures, flyers, report covers etc. at the direction of the State Superintendent, Chief of Staff or Communications Executive Director;
• Serve as consultant for other art-related and computer-designed projects within the Department.

• Oversees the daily workflow of the Creative Services Graphic Designer
• Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations
• Handles discipline of employees in accordance with OSDE policy

No travel required

This position is eligible to telework up to two (2) days week with supervisor approval. A Telework Agreement is required.

• Work is typically performed in an climate controlled office setting with exposure to moderate noise. While performing the duties of the job, employee is frequently required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long periods of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
• Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine/printer, office telephone;
• Frequently ascends/decends stairs;
• Frequently communicates with others accurately and effectively;
• Frequently lift up to 25 lbs.

• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis;
• Successful completion of a pre-employment background check;
• Must possess a US drivers’ license to perform necessary job related travel.


Generous benefit allowance in addition to salary to off-set insurance costs
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11 Paid Holidays
15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year
Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS) participation with all contributions paid by the employer
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Employee Assistance Program
Longevity Bonus for years of service

The Oklahoma Department of Education provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OSDE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This description reflects managements assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; This job description is subject to change at any time.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities .


• Bachelors Degree in graphic design or closely related field [official transcript(s) required upon hire];
• Five (5) years of professional experience in communications, publication production, commercial art, graphic production, desktop publishing and/or similar field(s); or
• An equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of the above defined professional experience for each year of the required education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
NOTE:  Publication and graphic samples must be provided along with the application.

• Knowledge of graphic production in Adobe Creative Cloud; of desktop publishing in Adobe InDesign; of presentation development in Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote; of multimedia production and services terminology and techniques; and of web-based presentation software and their capabilities; Publication and graphic samples must be provided along with application;
• Possess strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills; knowledge of grammar and proficiency in AP writing style; Possess excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines;
• Collaborate as a team player with other agency staff to deliver quality programs and services; Demonstrate excellent planning and organizational skills; attention to detail;
• Develop, implement and monitor adherence to the agency branding strategy and incorporate agency mission, vision, an goals as appropriate;
• Have the ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate;
• Have the ability to function well in a high-paced and at time stressful environment;
• Conscientious commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent and efficient customer service through the performance of the prescribed job duties.
• Establish and oversee timelines for agency wide publication production schedules.



Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.