Operations, Operations - Marketing/Promotions, Operations - Sports Information
4 Year Degree
The American Athletic Conference is accepting applications for the position of Director of Creative Design and Services. The individual will serve as a member of the Conference’s communications/external relations and digital teams. The position reports directly to the Associate Commissioner for Communications and External Relations.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The director of creative design and services administers and executes the branding and design efforts of the Conference and works with staff members, vendors and facility contacts to conceptualize and deliver print and digital marketing and communications materials consistent with The American’s brand standards. The individual must have advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and knowledge of the most recent trends with regard to design/layout software. The individual will have proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and deliver high-quality designs in a timely manner under tight and frequent deadlines.
Specific responsibilities and duties include:
Plan, design, prepare and produce graphics for production, web applications, print and special projects
Maintain the Conference’s visual brand identity
Design and update communication, marketing and digital materials including advertisements, infographics, signage, social media, promotional products, presentations and logos
Annually review and update the Conference’s brand standards guide
Collaborate with staff members in concept development, design execution and production for the Conference championship and media day events
Create in-venue LED, static and motion graphics for all contests and events sponsored by The American
Interface and work with third-party vendors and facility coordinators on championship game production
Ensure that all member institutions comply with the Conference’s brand standards
Serve as primary liaison with outside printing and production vendors
Maintain and update templates as needed
Assist in planning and managing photography shoots, especially those related to marketing collateral
Oversee on-site branding efforts at the Conference’s 22 championships and Football and Basketball Media Day events
Assist with other Conference-related functions as assigned
The successful candidate must have a combination of a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of three to five years of practical experience in graphic design and development. The individual will work with conference staff members to plan, design, prepare and execute the conference’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. The individual will play a key role in maintaining the brand standards of The American. Knowledge and understanding of college athletics is preferred.
The individual must have the ability to work well with a variety of constituents, including conference staff, administrators and staff at member institutions and external vendors.
A letter of application, resume and professional references should be forwarded to:
Associate Commissioner for Communications and External Relations
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes participation in the conference’s employee benefit plan
About American Athletic Conference
The American Athletic Conference (The American), a member of the NCAA, was reconstituted in 2013. With the conference office in Providence, Rhode Island, The American is comprised of the following institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, ECU, Houston, Memphis, Navy (in football only), USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State. Under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, The American sponsors 22 championships – 10 for men and 12 for women; is a member of the College Football Playoff; began new television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports in 2014; and has a marketing partnership with Learfield. For more information, please visit www.TheAmerican.org.