Director of Graphic Design & Social Media

Sterling College
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Location: Orleans County,
About the Job

Join our team at Sterling College and make a meaningful impact on student life in alignment with our commitment to ecological thinking and action.

About Sterling College:

We are an environmentally focused liberal arts college located in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. We offer affordable experiential learning that prepares people to be knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live.

Position Overview:

As the Director of Graphic Design & Social Media, you will play a critical role in amplifying Sterling’s mission of ecological thinking and action. Reporting directly to the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, the ideal candidate will be our institution’s “storyteller” in congruence with the College’s institutional brand, marketing and admissions strategy, and the 2019 strategic plan. The Director will demonstrate knowledge of principles, practices, and ethics of storytelling, and technical skills in graphic design and publication layout. This is a full-time, on-site position with the possibility of a hybrid work arrangement for the right candidate.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Shoots digital photos and videos at college-wide activities for use on social media platforms and in collateral materials for marketing and advertising purposes.  
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive social media strategy on channels including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • Generates relevant and engaging content, manages, and regularly updates and monitors the College’s social media channels. 
  • Designs digital and print graphics for social media, eNewsletters, and communication plans.  
  • Provides maintenance and functionality of web-based platforms, including search engine optimization, web edits, social media strategy and implementation, and HubSpot.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in progressively responsible roles.
  • Familiarity with subject areas such as agriculture, ecology, and education.
  • Experience working in digital communications and design.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.

What We Offer:

  • Salary range of $45,000 – $50,000
  • Access to benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid leave and retirement contributions

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: The position is open until filled, and application review will begin immediately.


Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Sterling College - its Board of Trustees and Faculty Council - has adopted a detailed ten-year strategic initiative, with grant support, that is intended to better promote equity and inclusion across all of its academic programs and in all of the locations in which they take place. Sterling College acknowledges that the land on which its students, faculty, and staff gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki and the Shawnee people. These words are offered as a reminder; we strive to match them with acts of respect and repair.

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