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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 10, 2020
UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national and global import. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.
Reporting to the Executive Director for Communications, the Creative Lead will lead art direction and design efforts for every element of the Berkeley Law brand experience, including print, experiential, environmental, web, video, social, email, and advertising. The Creative Lead will conduct ongoing audience research and create smart, engaging digital and print work that translates institutional and departmental objectives into clear creative strategies and designs. Beyond the day-to-day, the Creative Lead will work with the Communications team to generate fresh ideas, create a compelling visual vocabulary, and elevate branding opportunities that will have an impact on future Berkeley Law initiatives.
Translate departmental objectives into clear creative strategies, including designs for print and the web.
Consult with faculty, centers, clinics, and student organizations to plan and design presentation of visual information effectively and appropriate to target audiences and to the selected visual medium; products may include reports, brochures, publications, presentation slides, proposals, web pages, infographics, event flyers, and other visual communications.
Codify the Berkeley Law brand, provide guidance, and foster an internal culture that multiplies our community's wide-ranging intelligence and capabilities.
Develop and produce visual presentations that enhance the experience of being at Berkeley Law.
Lead ongoing audience research and focus groups with target audiences and use learnings to refine and evolve the Berkeley Law brand.
Using advanced understanding of printing and other production processes and of computer software for publishing, images, web sites, and various other media, provides high level guidance on design and publishing technology, services for web design, or expertise on printing and other production processes for final products.
Effectively meet budget and time constraints.
Conduct ongoing Berkeley Law brand training and governance sessions for staff to provide inspiration, build design competency and ensure adherence.
Advanced knowledge of design and communications concepts and software applications including Keynote, Google Suite, Powerpoint, and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere, and Animate).
Advanced knowledge of production processes for print and digital, including environmental signage, and knowledge of vendor requirements for these projects.
Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, and objectives or the ability to learn.
Advanced design, creative and artistic skills.
Advanced skills to devise broad design ideas, present them to clients, and produce results on time and within budget.
Advanced interpersonal communications skills, including active listening skills and skills to work effectively within teams and to effectively provide advanced design advice and consultation to clients on all aspects of visual communications.
Advanced written and verbal communications skills, with strong attention to detail, to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Advanced project management and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, exercise initiative and sound judgement, while effectively executing multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Ability to lead and mentor others in the department.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with the ability to learn new systems.
Knowledge of industry trends and creative tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
Bachelor's degree in Design, Marketing, Communication and/or equivalent experience/training.
Extensive experience working in creative design.
Experience working in an academic institution.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range of the position is $86,000.00-$94,000.00, commensurate with experience.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.