Athletics Graphic Designer and Digital Media Coordinator



Job Summary

The Athletics Graphic Designer & Digital Media Coordinator manages the
design and development of presentations, graphics, and other types of media based materials for all FGCU Athletics departments and brands, including
corporate partnerships, consistent with marketing and communications
initiatives. Develops and manages visual content and promotional materials,
for game day promotions, advertising campaigns, and athletic event initiatives
for all 15 Division I sports, and the overarching FGCU Athletics brand. This
position reports to the Associate Athletic Director, of Marketing & Sales and
may lead a team of graphic support staff and volunteers.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

Manages the design and development of graphics for Athletics marketing and communications initiatives.

Maintains files and records of graphic designs; ensures the timely completion of all work presented to the Associate Athletic Director of Marketing & Sales.

Provides creative leadership in generating original ideas for graphic design projects that achieve strategic goals and ensures that the designs follow the correct branding.

Assists the Associate Athletic Director to develop, present and gain approval on scope, content and budget for graphic design projects.

Communicates artistic themes in flyers, posters, advertising, handbooks, or other presentation mediums.

Build and maintain project management skills in order to set schedules, determine workload allocation etc.

Develops new techniques, systems, and procedures to enhance the marketing efforts of the university.

Reviews progress, evaluates results, implements new processes, and promotes

best practices.

Other Duties:

Creates athletics ticket sales visuals including: annual ticket books, game day advertising materials (e-blasts, newspaper/magazine ads, billboards, and digital advertising graphics.

Coordinates the design of fan promotional materials such as; t-shirt designs, ralley, towels, and other collateral.

Creates and updates social media advertisements and communications. Designs printed collateral materials including individual sports schedule posters, magnets, game day posters, and handbills.

Creates illustrations and animations for marketing materials.

Manages illustration development for Azul the Eagle.

Event photography.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field.

One year of professional full-time experience in graphic design or website development.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat).

Preferred Qualifications:

Athletic Marketing experience.

Two years of experience working with creative/graphic design and social media

Experience in special effects, animation and motion graphics.

Experience producing video for web and social media.

Photography experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to the position.

Knowledge of marketing strategies and communication principles.

Knowledge and experience designing, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of marketing strategies and promotional materials.

Knowledge of and ability to post photographs to various social media sites.

Knowledge and proficiency in use of publishing and design software.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.

Skill in public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups.

Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines.

Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and the community in a service-oriented environment.

Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.

Ability to design promotional and marketing materials including brochures, newsletters, posters, on-line banners, ads, reports, and news and magazine features.

Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.

Ability to work evenings, nights, weekends as necessary.

Salary:

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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