Graphic Designer


Website Howard Payne University

Office of University Marketing and Communications

Brownwood, Texas

Howard Payne University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), age, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Background investigations will be conducted. The University is a “Drug Free Workplace.” Applicants and employees may be required to take a drug and alcohol test at any time.

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Department: Office of University Marketing and Communications

Classification: Full-Time Exempt Staff with full benefits, including applicable tuition waivers

Expectation and Condition of Employment – Howard Payne University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, seeks to employ evangelical Christians who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith and the University’s sincere religious beliefs.

Howard Payne University (hereafter, University) is committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth. Employees are expected to embrace the Christian Mission Statement and Core Values of the University and must support the University’s affirmation of traditional Christian and Baptist beliefs by leading lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through a local church.

Mission Statement – Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.

Core Values of Howard Payne University – Seeking to engage the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit, Howard Payne University affirms that:

  • God is the loving creator of all things and the author of all truth;
  • Because God is the author of all truth, open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith and is to be wholly embraced;
  • Because open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith, such efforts must proceed from rigorous academic standards and genuine commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
  • For open inquiry to contain rigorous academic standards and genuine Christian commitment, there must be at all times a supportive learning environment that affirms human dignity for all as created in the image of God; and
  • Committing oneself to the teachings of Jesus will result in Christ-centered, God-honoring and humanity-serving life choices characterized by honesty, integrity, healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility.

Applicants offered contingent employment based on the University obtaining a clean background check agree the contingent offer of employment may be revoked based on the information obtained in the background check. 

Job Summary – The Graphic Designer is responsible for the creation of a wide variety of print and electronic publications and other items to communicate Howard Payne University’s image and messages to on- and off-campus constituencies. Responsibilities include the conceptualization, design and production supervision of logos, promotional items, special-event material, brochures and advertising, along with serving as a photographer and videographer for HPU’s promotional needs. This staff member also assists with maintaining the University’s website and social media platforms. A key part of this role is the development of good working relationships with offices and departments across campus and at the University’s extension centers. The Graphic Designer reports to the Assistant Vice President for Communications and works with additional personnel, including student workers, in the Office of University Marketing and Communications.

Minimum Requirements – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or at least three years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be 21 years old and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license to drive any vehicle on behalf of the University. Must have a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) for Mac and Microsoft Publisher for PC; commonly used Internet browsers; and Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint software. The employee must have a good working knowledge of the HPU website’s Content Management System within thirty (30) days of completing training after being hired.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit the following: 

  • a letter of application addressing in detail how you meet the position requirements,
  • a resume’,
  • unofficial transcripts, and
  • a completed HPU Employment Application (available at: to:

Katrina Lynn 

Director of Human Resources 

Howard Payne University 

1000 Fisk Avenue, Suite 210 

Brownwood, TX 76801 


Application Deadline: Until the position is filled.

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