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Associate AD, War Eagle Creative

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

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Home Org Name
War Eagle Creative

Division Name
Director Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Title
Associate AD, War Eagle Creative

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University Athletics seeks candidates for the position of Associate Athletics Director, War Eagle Creative . The individual selected should be able to manage the daily operations of the four units falling within the War Eagle Creative team to include Creative Video, Creative Design, Photography, and Sport-Specific Creative units. This individual will report to the Senior Associate Athletics Director of Fan Experience & Creative.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Manages and supervises the daily operations and employees of the War Eagle Creative team to include Creative Video, Creative Design, Photography, and Sport-Specific Creative units.
  • Leads the daily activities of the War Eagle Creative team and assumes responsibility for all facets of the team’s operations, including fostering innovation and upholding the team’s status as a leader in creative production. Devises a framework to optimize content production while ensuring that production and design quality standards are maintained at a high level. Implements processes and systems to meet the video, photo, and design needs of Auburn’s athletic programs and coaches, with a focus on delivering excellent service.
  • Works in partnership with the Senior Associate AD, Fan Experience & Creative to execute the vision of the unit, as well as the overall external affairs vision. Serves as a part of the External Leadership Team, collaborating with other department heads to optimize revenue, enhance the game experience, maintain coherence in public relations messaging, and position Auburn as an industry leader in all areas of External Affairs.
  • Exhibits a culture of collaboration between War Eagle Productions, War Eagle Creative, and Fan Experience units to maximize the experience for student athletes, fans, alumni, and students. Provides support to War Eagle Productions and Fan Experience and Community Relations units to achieve maximum output of high-level productions and engagement.
  • Assists the Fan Experience unit in maximizing game promotion to drive record crowds, while maximizing the in-venue experience to keep fans coming back. Provides support to the Strategic
  • Communications team to ensure consistency in messaging across departments while strengthening the brand of student athletes, Auburn Athletics, and Auburn University.
  • Assists the Marketing and Revenue Generation team in developing and growing opportunities for revenue generation associated with game day experience and other events. Assists in creating strategies to enhance the in-venue experience and elevate the Auburn brand. Assists in identifying possibilities for community engagement and outreach while also playing a role in optimizing the student experience.
  • Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) and Southeastern Conference ( SEC ) regulations in the performance of job duties.
Supervisory Responsibility
Supervises others with full supervisory responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sports Management, Communications, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or a related field

7 years of experience in branding, creative, design, marketing, game experience, or related. Experience in social or digital media operations, branding, marketing, or managing game experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability. Requires 1 year of experience supervising, leading, or mentoring full time employees

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of graphic design fundamentals, marketing strategies, and visual communication principles. Knowledge of graphic design software.
  • Knowledge of effective digital and social communication to elevate an athletics brand, generate revenue, and assist in recruiting.
  • Knowledge of various marketing and communication theories, concepts, techniques, and strategies.
  • Must have a clear understanding of Auburn’s Brand (including messaging, traditions, audience, etc.).
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadline.
  • Ability to work well with a broad range of clients in order to identify and meet specific audience and client requirements.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic marketing plans.
  • Ability to manage budgets and timelines effectively for both scheduled projects and urgent requests.
  • Ability to quickly pivot as strategic direction changes.
  • Willingness to accept feedback and criticism.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work effectively with campus clients and other designers.
  • Excellent creative thinking skills; adaptability to new technology or communication avenues.
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in marketing, Creative, Branding, or related field.
  • Experience in a higher education or professional sport setting.
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Working Hours if Non-Traditional
7:45a - 4:45p, M-F, nights and weekends as needed

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Sports Management, Communications, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or a related field?
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  4. * Do you have 7 years of experience in branding, creative, design, marketing, game experience, social or digital media operations or related?
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