Organizational Unit Overview The athletics department mission is to represent East Carolina University with distinction and create a challenging and supportive environment for student-athletes to excel in the classroom, in competition, and in life. We are committed to the highest standards of character, honesty, effort, and sportsmanship; respecting all people, their personal identities, differences and beliefs; and to provide a safe and equitable environment for student-athletes’ academic, athletic and personal development. The highly visible athletics program is committed to NCAA compliance, comprehensive excellence and to be trustworthy stewards of the aspirations of our student-athletes, the resources we manage, the reputation of our University, and our mission of service.
Job Duties The Content Manager will serve as main graphic designer and will be responsible for the visual brand of the ECU Athletics Department across print, digital and some audio/video platforms, as well as facility graphics with a concentration on areas of baseball, women’s basketball, volleyball, track, and golf. The selected candidate works directly with the Director of Creative Media in the strategic development of awareness campaigns and organizational branding towards the achievement of visibility, relevance and revenue goals / objectives. Position will also serve as a liaison with print advertising media partners across region while developing advertising strategies, schedules and promotions. The Content Manager will work in support of department’s social media efforts, and may be asked to work some game day events. Nights, weekends, holidays, extended hours, and travel are required in the performance of duties.
The position will build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with Pirate Club, athletics, and University staff, students, business vendors and all donors and stakeholders. It will also abide by all written policies and procedures of ECU, the Department of Athletics, The Educational Foundation (Pirate Club), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations.
Minimum Education/Experience Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with at least one (1) year of full-time professional experience in commercial design, art, marketing, graphic design, sports or related field. Expert level experience in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Illustrator and InDesign and working knowledge of Dreamweaver, and After Effects. Preferred candidate must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment; proven ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines; excellent communication skills and be able to clearly communicate project goals to all members of the external division; knowledge of usage and best practices for consumer related products (marketing collateral, websites, TV commercials, digital signage).
Special Instructions to Applicant
A complete application should include a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a resume and contact information for three current references.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, the Athletics Department encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Application Types Accepted Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 07/16/2021 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #985863 to ECU Human Resources at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.