The position will be responsible for developing and executing all graphic design needs, concepts and projects for the department of athletics.
The Director of Graphic Design will work under the leadership and direction of the Director of New and Creative Content to support all digital, photography, motion graphics and print needs of the department. The selected candidate will be forward-thinking, with the ability to assist in developing and executing strategic content strategies and creative campaigns in collaboration with multiple departments including Video Services, Marketing and Communications.
The graphic design content will serve to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders and initiatives including strategic social media content, in-game videoboard content, revenue generation campaigns, brand campaigns, recruiting efforts, facility branding and enhancements, digital assets such as email marketing, advertisements and website content, various traditional print media such as schedule posters, schedule cards, roster cards, credentials and advertisements. The individual will possess highly effective communication skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously, is a self-motivated and driven individual who has a passion for applying creativity and innovation to content creation.
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field; three years of experience producing and managing multimedia graphic design content; proficient experience with Adobe Creative Suite; proficient experience in social media content creation and execution; comprehensive knowledge of general graphic design principles, typography and color theory as well as production process for print and digital media.
Experience in collegiate athletics, professional sports, or university setting; experience leading a design team of interns/student workers; skilled in photography and photo editing software; experience in animation/motion graphics such as Adobe After Effects; and experience with web design including HTML and CSS.
Commensurate with experience.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495424 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 26, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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