Director of Creative Services
Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

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Director of Creative Services

Cedar City, UT, USA
65000 + DOE
Full Time

Job Description:

The Director of Creative Services will manage and mentor a talented creative team while ensuring an effective production process including concept development, task assignments scheduling, approval and delivery. They will oversee all creative projects and the visual identity for Southern Utah University. Projects will include developing marketing materials, updating the website, creating new visual campaigns, assisting with video and photography (when needed), maintaining and protecting the brand, and enforcing brand style guide and logo usage across campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Direct and supervise senior graphic designer, photographer and videographer.
  2. Lead the team in developing creative and innovative concepts for print, digital, photography, and multimedia deliverables.
  3. Mentor and challenge all team members to push their creative boundaries.
  4. Manage design, photography & videography projects from concept development through approval and distribution.
  5. Oversee, maintain and protect the university's brand identity system and ensure campus-wide adherence to the style guide.
  6. Serves as a liaison to the University community, advising on creative projects, assessing, accepting and assigning projects to the creative team.
  7. Helps train other creative staff and/or student employees on the visual identity of the university.
  8. As a working manager, must be able to roll up sleeves and assist on any project to ensure successful outcomes.
  9. Occasionally create marketing materials, which include but are not limited to: web design, brochures, booklets, print advertisements, billboards, magazines, postcards, etc.
  10. Stay up-to-date on current communication and marketing trends in higher education and utilize best practices to keep the University's materials current.
  11. Manage creative budget.

Education and Experience Requirements:
  1. Experience managing a creative team in design and production
  2. Essential to have current knowledge of design, photography and video best practices
  3. Demonstrated ability to create innovative designs using contemporary design software
  4. Necessary to possess strong leadership, organizational, planning and analytical skills and demonstrate ability to solve problems and work as a leader and team player
  5. Excellent project manager with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  6. Must be able to provide effective and accurate communication strategies, messages, and visuals for a variety of audiences
  7. Necessary to be able to multi-task and have experience fostering a collaborative, diverse and proactive team environment
  8. Must be able to adapt to change, take initiative, and travel when needed.
  9. Strong editorial and proofreading skills
  10. Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premiere, Bridge, Lightroom, ASANA, and Google Suite
  11. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with diverse audiences (students, faculty, staff, alumni and colleagues) and supervise employees.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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