Director Creative Design

Employer
Syracuse University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Posting Details



Job # 037250 Department Code 24003-1040 Department Marketing Job Title Director Creative Design Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
Reporting to the Executive Director of Creative, the Design Director serves as a critical art director, design lead and design approver within the Creative Design team. Experienced creative leader is a solid senior individual contributor who translates marketing and communications strategies into compelling concepts and expressions to consistently and effectively bring the Syracuse University brand to life in order to advance organizational goals. Is a design innovator. Partners with Marketing Strategies and channel teams to offer viable, contemporary and brand aligned design solutions. Works closely with other Creative Leaders to ensure there’s integration between multimedia, photography, and design for projects. Serves as lead conceptor and designer for significant high-profile initiatives. Effectively and efficiently brings countless projects from concept to completion. May work with production artists to ensure effective and consistent execution of collateral. Reviews, provides feedback/guidance, and approves designers’ concepts and execution as needed. Can effectively and efficiently manage multiple design efforts simultaneously. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) plus years of experience in design, brand development, leadership experience. Agency art-director experience a plus.
  • A track-record of working in a highly iterative and collaborative way, directly alongside marketing leaders, creative designers, and concept developers.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Portfolio of strong conceptual design work.
  • Experience effectively and consistently working within brand standards.
  • Proven track record in creation and operational innovation.
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically, and critically in order to balance business objectives with user needs.
  • Proven experience in strategic thinking, prioritization, project, and resource management.
  • Experience in all aspects of print, digital and multimedia design.
  • High level of aesthetic sense.
  • A critical eye and obsessive attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills, in writing and verbally.
  • Deep understanding of marketing trends and modern marketing technology.
  • Solution-orientation and positive attitude essential.
  • Deep, relevant hands-on design experience.
  • Understands modern technology.
Responsibilities
  • Lead Art Director and concept designer for major high-profile initiatives.
  • For significant high-profile initiatives, effectively and efficiently brings countless projects from concept to completion.
  • The Design Director serves as a critical art director, design lead and design approver within the Creative Design team.
  • Experienced creative leader is a solid senior individual contributor who translates marketing and communications strategies into compelling concepts and expressions to consistently and effectively bring the Syracuse University brand to life in order to advance organizational goals. Is a design innovator.
  • Implementing modern marketing trends through creative storytelling.
  • Understands best practices in terms of use of media with an acute focus on user experience.
  • Leads designers, production artists or freelance partners and collaborates with other directors, ED’s to ensure concepts are consistently and effectively executed.
  • Solid at providing thoughtful brand-aligned input. Partners with Marketing Strategies and channel teams to offer viable, contemporary and brand aligned design solutions.
  • Works closely with other Creative Leaders to ensure there’s integration between multimedia, photography, and design for projects.
  • Serves as lead conceptor and designer for significant high-profile initiatives.
  • Understands the tenants of brand stewardship and becomes an expert on interpreting and expressing the Syracuse University brand.
  • Provides final review and sign-off on projects as needed.
  • Reviews, provides feedback/guidance and approves designers’ concepts and execution as needed.
  • Can effectively and efficiently manage multiple design efforts simultaneously.
  • Drives the creation of collateral and concept — both physical and digital with excellent attention to detail.
  • Approves all high-end creation production and may serve as partner in ‘concepting’ for significant events or campaigns.
  • Close visual acuity to perform tasks related the production of content.
  • Ability to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  • Frequently moves Audio/Visual equipment across campus to various sites and for events; ability to move, lift, set up and break down photography and videography equipment. Ability to lift 25-50 lbs. repeatedly at multiple assignments.
  • Flexibility and ability to position oneself to shoot a variety of images. Photo/video shoots may require standing, sitting, and kneeling for 4-8 hours.
Physical Requirements
* Tools/Equipment
* Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu. About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, 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, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/87843 Job Posting Date 07/22/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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