Director of Creative Content

Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Director of Creative Content

Job no: 527751
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Athletics

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
July 22, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.

  • Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the minimum required qualifications.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.

    Position Summary
    The Director of Multimedia Integration (Director) will be responsible for several aspects crucial to sustaining the success of the University of Oregon athletics department. This position is responsible for creating and executing a creative/branding, digital, and social media strategy for Oregon Athletics by guiding a team to design and execute creative content to drive and enhance revenue through fan engagement, brand awareness, and communications and advertising strategy. The Director will oversee the student graphic design team.

    The Director will collaborate with other athletic department leaders on these strategies, resulting in marketing campaigns that will highlight the athletic department. In addition, this position will work strategically with other university offices to coordinate strategic digital communications campus-wide and leave a distinct footprint for the University of Oregon and its athletic department. This position will be highly visible and scrutinized if errors are committed or differ from the department message.

    The Director will champion the Department of Athletics' digital communications initiatives in order to extend custom content across multiple platforms, including, but not limited to web, mobile, social, video, broadcast etc. The Director is responsible for the growth and development of influential media platforms as well as the enhancement of new social media trends (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and opportunities to situate the Oregon athletic program in the optimal position to recruit and sign elite student-athletes to letters of intent. Additionally, this position must maintain the constant evolution of digital marketing specifically related to social media to keep the athletic department relevant in social spaces for high school track and field student-athletes.

    This position must maintain confidentiality regarding strategic campaigns with the athletic department's apparel provider, along with sensitive recruiting information. This position is also responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university, Pac-12 Conference, and the NCAA.

    Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

    Additional Expectations of the Position:
  • Obtain UO driver's certification within 90 days of employment and maintain throughout employment with the Athletic Department.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of experience working in graphic design for a professional sports or intercollegiate athletics department.
  • One year of experience creating multimedia content that has been integrated across multiple platforms.

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and creative communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of new media, social media, and demonstrated abilities working with web-based content.
  • Ability to work well in a group and around events.
  • Ability to build relationships with outside (non-campus affiliated) companies and organizations.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a design or marketing department within a Division I, “Power 5” conference-affiliated athletic department.
  • Demonstrated understanding of advertising strategy.
  • Experience supervising student employees.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.



    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527751/director-of-creative-content

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