The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics is accepting applications and nominations for a full-time position of Director of Graphic and Digital Design.
This position will be primarily responsible for all major Athletics graphic and digital design initiatives. This individual should be creative and motivated with a proven track record of high-quality design. Communication, organization, and the ability to work quickly and independently are important skills for this position. Duties will include: creating all major design concepts for the Division's marketing and fan engagement activities, including but not limited to: sales collateral, digital ads, e-mail templates, season tickets, social media content, website graphics, video board elements, and other print, digital and traditional media. Work directly with Marketing and other external units within the Division to develop and implement an effective graphics strategy; hire and manage students to assist with graphic design and various social media efforts; create real-time content for home and away games for use across our social media platforms.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design or related field OR equivalent combination of training and experience
Minimum two years of on-the-job and relevant experience in digital media and/or graphic design
Working knowledge of creative software including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects
Must demonstrate a strong sense of creativity and an eye for design
Knowledge of general graphic design principles, typography and color theory
Knowledge of production process for print and digital media
Must possess the ability to balance multiple projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
Knowledge of current social and digital media trends and specifications
Ability to interpret and utilize brand standards
Previous experience in a creative design role within collegiate athletics or professional sports
Skilled in photography and photo editing software
High level of accuracy, attention to detail and problem solving skills
Proficient in motion graphics and Adobe After Effects
Experience with web design, including HTML and CSS
Salary: commensurate with experience.
Candidates must submit the following via UConn Jobs, jobs.uconn.edu.
Staff Positions: letter of application, resume, the names of three professional references, and either submission of a digital portfolio by web address (please include in your cover letter) or submission of a digital portfolio as an uploaded PDF included with your application. Applications submitted without the requested information, as noted above, may be removed from consideration. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018651)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on July 3, 2018.
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.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.