Assistant Athletic Director for Creative Services and Branding
Tracking Code R4452
St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Assistant Athletic Director for Creative Services and Branding
The Assistant Athletic Director for Creative Services and Branding manages the St. John's Athletics brand and serves as the lead designer for the department's print and digital content/publications. This position is responsible for providing oversight of the department's visual identity and reinforces consistent application with partners and third party vendors. The Assistant Athletics Director for Creative Services and Branding establishes the design and content for electronic communications, assists advertising campaigns, manages photography and aides the licensing program. Reports directly to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations.
Execute brand strategy for the St. John's Athletic Department and its 17 NCAA Division I athletic programs.
Serve as the lead designer on all printed and digital publications, including media guides, yearbooks, game programs, schedule posters, schedule cards, camp and clinic brochures, invitations, response cards and all other printed pieces, with an emphasis on quality timeliness and accuracy.
Serve as department expert in design with reference to St. John's Athletics branding guidelines. Ensures the proper application of St. John's Athletics brand is used on all printed and digital content, apparel and signage.
Create all visual content for St. John's Athletics advertising campaigns and assists in the placement and execution of the department's promotional strategy.
Utilize efficient communication with vendors to ensure timely estimates, file transfers, approvals and delivery dates of all materials.
Manage designs for digital platforms, including the official athletics website, SJU-TV, video/scoreboard, e-commerce, e-mail templates, social media and all other electronic graphic-rich forms of communications.
Serve as St. John's Athletics creative services liaison for external partnerships, including, IMG, Madison Square Garden, Under Armour, Follett, Advanced Online and Ticketmaster.
Act as a leader/mentor for junior staff members and provide clear and consistent feedback to graduate assistants, student workers and game day staff to enable St. John's Athletic External Relations to maintain effective, efficient communications and game-day operations practices.
Provide support for broad and long-range University objectives/projects while keeping the spirit of St. John's and its Vincentian mission paramount.
Available and willing to assist on any game-day crews, and willingly take on other duties and tasks as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations.
Immediately establish and continuously maintain a working knowledge of the NCAA and BIG EAST Conference rules and regulations and St. John's University Policies and procedures. Continuously maintain operating guidelines, policies and procedures in your area of responsibility within the department to ensure 100% compliance with the NCAA/BIG EAST rules and regulations. As a representative of St. John's University continually demonstrate honesty, dignity and integrity when communicating with staff, students and peers both internally and externally. Promote an atmosphere for compliance by signing NCAA acknowledgements upon employment, maintaining a working knowledge of NCAA/BIG EAST Conference rules and regulations, attend NCAA/BIG EAST related training sessions and report infractions to the Director of Athletics or Associate Athletic Director for Compliance in a timely manner. Consistently report infractions according to both the provisions of the NCAA/BIG EAST enforcement and the St. John's University policies and procedures, especially with regard to our Corrective Action Policy #702 (see St. John's University Policy Manual, https://www.stiohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/human resources/hr-po/icy-manual/policy-702-corrective-action)
Bachelor's degree in communications, graphic design or related field preferred.
Minimum 3 years of relevant full-time experience in a field of professional or collegiate athletic communications required.
Possesses experience in computers with expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Photoshop and lnDesign or other appropriate software applications.
Must have a clear understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.