The University at Albany is searching for a highly qualified applicant to fill the role as Assistant Director Graphic Arts & Social Media. Primary responsibilities include: digital communication coordination and content creation for generating publicity and promotion of UAlbany's 18 intercollegiate sports. Additional responsibilities also include: collaborating with members of the Athletic Administration, Athletic Communications and Athletics Marketing departments on content and scheduling of messaging; conducting research to support content strategies; tracking metrics for social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, etc.; posting content to aforementioned social spaces; helping facilitate in-game social initiatives; and other duties as assigned. UAlbany is a NCAA Division I institution that competes in the America East Conference; Football is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and Women's Golf MAAC.
A Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Graphic Art, or a related field
The candidate should be a creative and motivated individual eager for hands-on experience in the area of digital and social media.
Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as a proficiency in graphic design, recording and editing video
Self-starters who are active in social media and other digital spaces themselves are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have a basic knowledge of digital media tools, platforms and emerging technology.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Video production software including but not limited to: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X along with knowledge of digital and DSLR camera equipment
Current and creative graphic trends and techniques to the sports design industry and to engage with fans
Weekend and night work will be required
Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated professional experience with managing written and visual content for a variety of platforms.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as content management experience.
Must have outstanding work ethic and strict attention to detail
Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.