The University of Cincinnati (UC), Department of Athletics seeks applications for a Chief Creative Officer (Director of Creative Communications) to join its External group. This is a full-time position, salaried, with a comprehensive benefits package.
The Chief Creative Officer (Director of Creative Communication Services) supports areas across the entire athletic department. This individual is responsible for creating print and digital promotional materials for athletic teams, and support functions within athletics such as ticket sales and service, event presentation, event management, development and communications. This individual creates inspiring, innovative visuals and will collaborate with the external team to set direction on annual creative themes to carry across all departmental and multimedia assets.
Design responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Ticket Sales Promotional Materials
Create internal and external web site and social media advertisements to promote season, individual game and group sales for ticketed sports.
Design hard-copy collateral to supplement group and season sales initiatives.
Manage all annual department wide publications, working with internal and external entities to compile, update and create fresh editorial content and art.
Design all departmental brochures, annual reports, and presentations as needed and assigned by the athletic department executive team.
Athletic Team Collateral
Generate season promotional materials for all athletic teams, following a unified concept across the teams and across all items.
Design season tickets, signage, social media graphics and associated items in alignment with season collateral concept.
Provide input on design of camp brochures, recruiting materials
Create all templates, graphics and promotional ads for use on athletics web sites, social media outlets, and electronic correspondence.
Support the communications, digital, and video teams to create a consistent branded representation across our communication channels.
Assist with the creation of visual graphics to be used in athletic venues and various media platforms (includes video production when appropriate).
Create ads, including digital, print and outdoor, for external usage that market events and support department branding.
Produce department recognitions for various special programs as requested.
Additional Athletic Department Support
Design various in-house event logos, brochures, annual reports, and fundraising materials.
Ensure consistent and appropriate logo usage and branding implementation across the department.
Oversee department correspondence material branding and production, including managing relationships with vendors.
Assist departmental staff with needs associated with licensing (creation and approval of submitted logos and approved departmental marks).
Support event management functions by providing templates for credentials, parking passes, event staff guides.
Design various event and stadium signage to include concessions, directional, and general event templates.
Works with UC Planning, Design and Construction (P+D+C) and IMG, when applicable, to implement environmental signage, graphics and sponsorship integration.
In addition to overseeing the production of our creative assets, the Chief Creative Officer will serve as a leader within the department.
Serve as member of the university-wide branding committee.
Identify opportunities for improvement and drive change and innovation across the department.
Develop partnerships with colleges and units around the university to maximize resources.
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Keep current on creative trends and latest technologies.
Minium Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with seven (7) years' experience; -OR- Associate's degree with nine (9) years' experience; -OR- eleven years' experience. Degree must be in design, art, communication or related field with experience in managing creative services. Experience must include at least three (3) years supervision.
The position may require evening and weekend hours.
Interested candidates must apply online at jobs.uc.edu (Req Id 37342). Online applications must include a curriculum vitae, and cover letter explaining your credentials and the contributions you have made towards diversity and inclusion.
The Cincinnati Bearcats compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a member of the American Athletic Conference. UC fields 19 varsity teams with over 500 student-athletes supported by almost 200 full-time staff on the award-winning UC campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats have won six national championships and 80 conference championships during its proud history. Numerous luminaries and Olympians have worn UC's red and black through the years including hall of fame legends Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman. UC student-athletes achieved a record breaking GPA of 3.328 in the Spring 2018. A semester GPA of 3.0 or higher was achieved by 66% (fall) and 76% (spring) of the student-athletes in the 2017-2018 academic year. And 50 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Fall 2018 for a school record. For more information on UC Athletics, visit www.GoBEARCATS.com. The Department of Athletics is committed to comprehensive excellence in the pursuit of creating positive academic, athletic and social experiences for our student-athletes. We strive for victory and will represent our university with pride. Guided by the principles of integrity, respect, determination and excellence, we stand as one team, together in all we do.
The University of Cincinnati is a public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, the university is celebrating its bicentennial this year. The university boasts a student body of over 44,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region's largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges. Cooperative Education (co-op) had its founding at UC in 1906, and is required for all engineering undergraduates. It allows students to integrate theory and practice.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.