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Director of Graphic Design

Company: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation is looking for a Director of Graphic Design to perform the following duties:

  • Oversees and leads the department in all graphic design initiatives
  • Works autonomously to ensure projects are completed on time and identifies new projects to further the Air Force Falcons brand
  • Serves as the principal graphic designer for projects from conception through production; researches, strategizes, conceptualizes, proposes, and designs creative projects for electronic, print, web, and interactive media (large wall graphics, posters, emails, social media graphics, signage, game programs, and video board graphics) and develops templates for posters, emails, social media and other marketing and communication collateral
  • As the head designer for the Air Force Athletics, works with athletics staff to develop ideas and efficient design systems and brand standards to produce a large body of work within annually established creative guidelines
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with professional organizations, administrators, coaches, and staff
  • Responsible for assisting with photography at events as needed
  • Responsible for assisting with social media execution for all football games and as needed with other sports
  • Helps oversee digital/creative interns and manages all graphic design training
  • Participates in or facilitate planning meetings, review sessions, and brainstorming
  • Understands and adheres to a variety of department and Academy brand standards, NCAA and MWC compliance policies
  • Receives and provide constructive feedback on all design projects.
  • Reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Creative
    • Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience preferred -
    • Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphic design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects)
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design, layout, design, typography and file organization, and photographic requirements/procedures
    • Knowledge of printing procedures, requirements, reproduction processes and techniques
    • Knowledge of Athletics preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment
    • Ability to analyze graphic and technical information and create interpretive illustrations
    • Ability to keep up-to-date on new trends and innovative approaches in the industry
    • Ability to rapidly prepare graphics to respond in real-time to emerging news and team performance/accomplishments
    • Ability to meet stringent deadlines and work outside normal working hours, including nights and weekends when required
    • Must be authorized to work in the US and successfully pass a background check.
    • Random drug testing is required Pay range $50,000 - 60,000

Keywords: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Colorado Springs , Director of Graphic Design, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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