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Assistant Director / Creative Design

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: President
Department: Athletic Department
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Other

Job Description

The Virginia Tech Department of Athletics embraces the core value of diverse and inclusive communities and respects the educational benefits of diverse ideas, peoples, and cultures in order to contribute to the equitable inclusion and just engagement of the world’s communities. Guided by our motto, Ut Prosim(That I May Serve), the Virginia Tech Department of Athletics is committed to fostering a culture that accepts, affirms, and values all individuals and their unique contributions to the department, university, and broader community. We are committed to attracting and retaining student-athletes, coaches, and staff from diverse backgrounds while also fostering an inclusive educational and work environment free from any discrimination based on age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The Assistant Director / Creative Design will work to enhance and promote the Athletic Department's brand through production of effective visual content, including printed publications and digital applications, directed at key audiences. Individual will work under the supervision of the Director / Creative Design to support the priorities of Athletics External Relations with consideration for promoting brand development, recognition and affinity.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree and/or a bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual arts or related field with experience.
Proven ability to work in a team environment.
Creative mindset.
Demonstrated ability to produce creative, effective visuals for a wide variety of mediums, under pressure of deadlines.
Proven ability to multi-task effectively, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of graphic design, photography, illustration, incorporation of video and multimedia elements into projects.
Comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator,Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere Pro).
Commitment to diversity.
Ability and willingness to learn new skills as industry evolves.
Must be willing to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working In Intercollegiate and/or professional athletics (internship and/or full-time).
Working knowledge of illustration and animation.
Working knowledge of photography.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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