Develop and direct creative content for assigned sports and units within 22-sport Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Work with Director of Creative Services to enhance brand identity for athletic department and each sport through original and creative design concepts. Assist in maintaining design standards while ensuring quality representation of the Gopher Athletics brand. Evaluate, nurture, and perpetuate the Gopher Athletics brand in a way that's congruent with the University of Minnesota. Commit to adhering to all rules and regulations of the Department, the University, the Big Ten Conference, and the NCAA. Assist in advancing the departments mission, vision, and strategic plan including its commitment to equity and diversity by demonstrating an ability to effectively communicate and create content that exhibits cultural competency. This position works within the Creative Services unit and works closely with all support staff groups and coaching staffs.
50% - Manage all graphic design content for assigned sports including marketing, social media, communications and other external units' materials.
40% - Work closely with coaching staffs to produce recruiting content for assigned sports. Provide art direction during photo shoots for various sport digital campaigns.
10% - Design of print and digital collateral for key support staff units
Hourly rate of $21.63/hour ($45,000 annual) + potential for overtime
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BA/BS with at least 2 years of professional postgraduate experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal 6 years. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Experience creating finished graphics for print and web. Ability to work nights and weekends.
Experience working closely with an NCAA Division I athletics program or professional sports franchise.
Ability to work independently or with a team to develop and solve problems.
Experience training and managing students.
Experience with animation and illustration.
With more than 140 years of tradition, Gopher Athletics is one of the oldest and most decorated athletics departments in the country. Minnesota was a charter member of the Big Ten Conference - our teams have won more than 200 conference titles to go with 26 national titles. There are more than 600 student-athletes and nearly 300 full-time employees in our athletics department. That community has built Minnesota into a nation's top-ranked public school with respect to student athlete academic performance in each of the past four years, a span of time during which the Gophers have won 13 conference team titles and a collection of individual conference and national crowns. Housed in the historic Dinkytown neighborhood on the northern edge of the University campus, Gopher Athletics is succeeding against a backdrop unique in college athletics, nestled at the heart of a bustling, modern metro area. We are proud of our decorated history, but we are prepared to achieve even greater success in the years to come. Ski-U-Mah!
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