Director, Creative Content

California, United States
$92,357.00 - $92,357.00
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Posting Location:

Claremont, CA


Job Posting Title:

Director, Creative Content


Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director, Creative Content serves as the visual content leader and developer for Pomona College. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Communications, the Director, Creative Content works collaboratively to conceptualize and produce high-quality visuals across various media platforms that support the communications strategy and goals of the College. This position oversees and guides the visual identity of the College and serves as the primary graphic designer for the office of Communication. The Director, Creative Content also plays a lead role in design for publications such as Pomona College Magazine, including layout and design, and managing photo and illustration assignments, contracts and designing imagery for the web and social media. 


Other responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on concept and manage pre-production, production and post-production of visual content, working closely with colleagues in the Communications Office, as well as clients in Advancement, Admissions, on executive staff and other key departments.
  • Responsible for the direction and executive oversight of visual content-related independent contractors and student employees and all of the activities and services provided by them in the Communications Office.
  • Guide design collegewide and uphold standards to best meet college needs and to help deliver the Pomona College story across multiple communication platforms and to all key College audiences. Implement project schedules and coordinate resources ensuring all activity is completed to the agreed deadlines and budget.
  • Ensure that the Pomona College “brand” is strongly and consistently represented, including the College mark, approved logos, color palette and other approved assets in the College’s print and digital communications. Update and create as necessary visual standards guides for various communication platforms. Work across the College to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain and develop as needed relationships with key vendors to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness and timeliness for the production of Pomona College materials as needed.


  • Education:  Appropriate training in design and creative production or equivalent experience combined with knowledge of the needs of a higher education community.
  • Licenses/Certificates: A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required. 
  • Experience: A minimum of 10+ years of experience in communications and graphic design. Full expertise in use of graphic design software and related design tools, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Due to archived publications, a working knowledge of Quark XPress is also a plus. Experience in managing concurrent projects and knowledge of project management principles is preferred.

REQUIRED HOURS:  The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will/may be required.  Travel will/may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.


ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS:  Regular, full-time, exempt position. Pay rate: $7,696.42 per month. All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship. 


POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 


TO APPLY: For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter. You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.


Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran's status, or any other category described in Pomona College’s Nondiscrimination Policy or protected by law.

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