Assistant Creative Director
Minneapolis, MN  / Saint Paul, MN 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Job ID
Twin Cities
Job Family
Marketing & Communications
Full/Part Time
Job Code
Employee Class
Civil Service
About the Job

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.

Job description:
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

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment with the option to work remotely up to two days per week.. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest not only in the future of your career but also in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

* Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

* Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the

* Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans

* Healthcare and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts

* University HSA contributions

* Excellent retirement plans with employer match

* Disability and employer-paid life insurance

* Wellbeing program for reduced insurance premiums

* Student loan forgiveness

* Financial counseling services

* Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

For more information regarding benefits, please visit the


Required Qualifications:
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.

Preferred Qualifications:
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.

About the Department

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!

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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