University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, NC United States
Assistant Director of Creative Services
Student Affairs Marketing & Communications
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and is in one of America’s fastest growing and most diverse cities. It leverages its location in the state’s largest and most dynamic city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and impactful community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte is the third largest institution within the University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of over 29,000 students. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest growing institution in the UNC System, comprising seven academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 65 Master's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 3,545 passionate and committed faculty and staff members and more than 120,000 living alumni.
The Division of Student Affairs is the 3rd largest of 9 divisions at UNC Charlotte with over 500 employees and 20 departments. Nearly 6,000 students live on campus with another 7,800 living within walking distance of campus. There are a range of programs and services that support students’ physical and mental wellbeing, introduce them to campus life and Niner Nation and develop skills and competencies that employers desire. The staff work to create inclusive student-centered learning environments where students excel academically and develop personally into their best selves.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As part of Student Affairs Marketing and Communications, the Assistant Director of Creative Services oversees and supports design services for departments, programs, and facilities within the Division of Student Affairs.
Responsibilities include the hands-on creation of a variety of design assets, advising staff partners and internal clients on best design practices and visual solutions, collaborating on visual campaigns and multi-faceted design projects, establishing and maintaining project deadlines, and working with third-party vendors as needed.
The specialist will design and produce print, digital, and social marketing materials including but not limited to posters, flyers, digital signage, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, displays, banners, logos, promotional items, and web assets. Assets produced should align with the University brand.
As a member of Student Affairs, this person is also involved with the training and advising of student staff and participation on various projects and committees.
The Assistant Director of Creative Services works with Student Affairs to design and produce marketing materials in accordance with University branding standards for a variety of print and digital media. This person will:
· Oversee the production and execution of highly creative solutions for print and digital marketing.
· Manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment; track progress on team project management platform.
· Organize working and final files according to shared drive protocols.
· Work collaboratively with departmental staff to develop and refine marketing content.
· Provide outstanding customer service to internal clients and external vendors.
· Ensure all materials comply with University branding standards and copyright laws.
· Participate in division and campuswide committees to support marketing, communication, design and University initiatives.
Minimum qualification include a four year degree in Visual Arts or high school and four years of visual/graphic arts experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the most competitive candidates will possess:
Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) in a Mac environment.
· Commitment to customer service, diversity and inclusion, and teamwork.
· Understanding of social media, photography, and multimedia techniques.
· Experience in higher education and/or working with students is a plus.
· Four-year degree in design, marketing or visual communication or equivalent work experience; work demonstrated by a digital portfolio.
The successful candidate will demonstrate their understanding of and ability to advance UNC Charlotte's mission, vision, and guiding commitments (www.strategicplan.charlotte.edu), as well as the goals articulated in the UNC System's strategic plan (www.northcarolina.edu/impact/strategic-plan).
Interested applicants must apply online @ https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/50101
Application screening by the search committee will begin after the position closes on June 7.
Anticipated start date is August 1, 2023.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
- Start Date: 8/1/2023 - Approximate
- Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred
- Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
- Part/Full Time: Full-Time
Contact / Additional Information
If you have additional questions, please contact our search committee chair:
Associate Director of Creative Services
Student Affairs Marketing & Communications