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Graphic Designer

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
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Full Time
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Job # 038468 Department Code 00000 Department Athletics Job Title Graphic Designer Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 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
The Graphic Designer will create innovative, visually impactful designs for internally and externally facing digital and print applications which directly impact the business interests and brand development of the institution. The Graphic Designer will be tasked with maintaining the continuity and integrity of the Syracuse Athletics brand. The Graphic Designer will take the lead on various projects and campaigns that promote the University’s global brand and is engaged with close to one million combined followers on social media platforms, and paid marketing and advertising; the Graphic Designer will provide conceptual ideation, creative direction and constructive feedback, while creating and designing assets used by the department and institution. In this role, the Graphic Designer will be asked to develop creative workflows, manage a queue of requested work, and conceptualize individual work. This position reports directly to the Assistant Athletics Director – Creative Services. Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred in field of communications, art or graphic design.

Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in creative atmosphere with focus on graphic design, video production and/or motion graphics. Experience in high level sports design (Collegiate and/or Professional). Job Specific Qualifications
  • Experience in team environment working cohesively with deadline focus.
  • Experience working for (or in conjunction with) a Division I ( FBS or FCS ) institution or professional team.
  • Ability to work home athletic events.
  • Experience in graphic and motion design.
  • Excellent communication skills as it pertains to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to create high quality, professional level content for all internal and external platforms.
  • Ability to fulfill graphic asset requests in team setting.
  • Ability to complete requests, at a professional standard, prior to deadline, to prioritize and manage the content request queue.
  • Ability to recruit and direct freelance contractors, student interns and student workers.
  • Lead all idea generation, creation, and management of Syracuse University brand assets through graphic design specifically for sales, marketing, athletics development, licensing, in arena experience and social media platforms. Work quickly under high pressure in an extremely fast paced environment, while taking direction from the Creative lead (Assistant Athletics Director, Creative Services), collaborating with the rest of the Creative Services team and multi-tasking projects.
  • Shape visual look and set graphic plan for department while sticking with established brand guidelines. Work cohesively with existing creative, technical, and social media staffs through all brand categories. Works independently to achieve brand awareness throughout multiple media channels and platforms. Works with licensing to manage Athletics brand and create revenue projects.
  • Research and generate preliminary design, finalize, and update print collateral – including, but not limited to invitations, brochures, one-page flyers, posters, program books flyers, folders, program booklets and agendas, small/medium/large scale publications, development and fundraising materials, signage, wall art, advertisements, infographics, marketing materials, and videos. Provide graphic design support within the Athletics department for creating print and digital collateral and signage that consistently exemplifies the University and Athletics global branding while meeting deadlines.
  • Conceptualize, direct, and create game day production graphics and motion graphics for Dome and arena video board and LED .
  • Manage relationships with internal partners and external and University vendors (SU Publications, printers, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned
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 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 Job Posting Date 05/26/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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