Marist College seeks a self-starting, problem-solving Director of Creative Services with a rocket on their back that is filled with creativity. The Director is a solid manager who knows how to build a creative team, can effortlessly juggle left-sided logic and right-sided emotion to develop exceptional and emotion-provoking creative, and knows how to not only brings ideas but how to make them come to life. This role's main responsibility is to manage our creative brand and is responsible for all creative operations, including staff supervision and day-to-day production, to maintain the College's vision and standards of creative excellence. The ideal candidate for this role will have a world-class visual portfolio, proven managerial skills, experience in developing elevated design systems, a strong creative vision, and a collaborative and innovative attitude.
Minimum 5-7 years of creative experience in an agency-like setting
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic design, advertising, or communications preferred and MBA a plus
Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented, collaborative environment
Impeccable project management skills, with the ability to lead creative campaigns from conception to launch
Expert understanding of customer-centric marketing with a natural curiosity for keeping up with the rapid changes in customer preferences and expectations
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an advanced ability to present and communicate new ideas
Self-starter who thrives in ambiguous environments and adapts easily to change
Able to work under pressure quickly, effectively and efficiently
Able to collaborate effectively and build relationships across all functions and levels within the organization
Bring a positive and can-do approach to solving large, strategic, and complex problems with simple and elegant design solutions that address project goals & requirements
Build and inspire a small team of designers while also indirectly managing the brand through other directors on the marketing team and throughout the college
Guide the creative development and execution for brand identity, visuals and messaging across all aspects of our brand experiences
Elevate the design aesthetic of deliverables while ensuring brand integrity and consistency
Develop and maintain strong, effective partnerships, including external vendors and internal teams to actively promote collaboration
All other duties as assigned
About the Department:
The Office of College Marketing and Communication serves as the institution’s central hub of content creation and brand management. The office’s mission is to build national awareness of Marist and drive new student enrollment by strengthening the Marist brand through thoughtful storytelling, editorials, videos, photography, and creative visuals.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.