Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation ("DAPER") is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 131 NCAA championship titles, won the Women's Capital One Cup four of the last five years, and have brought home the Learfield Director's Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university's physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, "The DAPER Way," which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively.
Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director, Football Recruiting Creative. This position will report to the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football ("Head Coach"). This position will support all Stanford Football efforts to attract, inspire, and communicate with prospective student-athletes; create content that follows and amplifies a prospect's recruiting journey; build brand affinity for Stanford Football; and highlight program stories and narratives. This position will focus on the creation of static and motion digital content to tell stories of past, present and prospective Stanford student-athletes; celebrate individual and program success; and showcase Stanford's commitment to, and support of, the student-athlete from recruiting through graduation and beyond. Successful execution of this role will enhance the Stanford Football brand, celebrating our rich history and enticing elite prospective student-athletes to join us on The Farm. This is a one-year, fixed term position with the opportunity for renewal.
Your responsibilities include:
Develop creative strategies and build campaigns to promote the brand of Stanford Football to a national audience of prospective student-athletes.
Produce engaging static and motion content for Stanford Football recruiting communications and digital platforms.
Create personalized designs that promote prospective student-athlete visualization of Stanford experiences and success.
Generate creative responses to cultural or industry trends to lead in a competitive landscape.
Organize and execute creative content capture during campus recruiting visits, including photo shoots.
Identify, mentor and organize student designers to support Stanford Football recruiting creative projects.
Collaborate with Stanford Athletics creatives to foster excellence and maintain consistency in design standards and look & feel.
Collaborate with Marketing, Communications and Digital & Video teams on publicity of Stanford Football recruiting, including Signing Day, from initial concept to completion.
Ensure proper organization of creative content files and archives.
Maintain quality control of content. Inspect proofs for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production standards.
Other duties as assigned.
The expected pay range for this position is $67,000 to $72,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated understanding of design principles.
Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, and Illustrator required.
Proficiency in video production and editing (Premiere Pro or other) a plus, but not required.
Ability to produce a high volume of creative content, while maintaining a strong quality of work.
Ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Exceptional organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
Self-motivated individual who takes initiative, continually self-evaluates, and proactively identifies new opportunities.
Anticipates and/or responds effectively to changing industry and cultural trends, welcomes fresh perspectives, and learns from past mistakes and adjusts accordingly.
Ability to work under pressure and time constraints with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast-paced atmosphere.
Ability to take and incorporate feedback to improve designs and adapt to shifting priorities.
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford's intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her/their involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University's reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
Why Stanford is for you:
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory for all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with any disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by law.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?