The Associate Director of Creative Services serves Saint Mary's University of Minnesota—a university that spans multiple locations, offers numerous programs, and utilizes a variety of delivery modes.
This role is a skilled creative director and graphic designer for the
production of print and digital materials university wide. This strategic
marketing and communication position is integral in conveying the
institution’s brand visually and experientially with various audiences
to positively impact the university’s goals, including for enrollment,
fundraising, and alumni relations.
Serves as art director for photography, videography, signage, events, and more for a variety of projects university wide.
Leads future adaptation of graphic identity standards to position the university as innovative in the marketplace.
Leads in the
creation of materials that appeal to a variety of people so various
audiences recognize and favorably perceive Saint Mary’s University.
Ensures there’s a
strong and consistent brand experience through the staging of events
and activities throughout locations and online.
Assists in providing leadership for more efficient and effective processes for the department, spread across multiple locations.
Manages vendors and other designers (internal or external).
print and digital materials, and coordinates production of such
materials, including advertisements (print and digital), magazines,
brochures, invitations, posters, websites and/or application designs,
and a variety of promotional materials for external audiences from a
variety of internal clients.
maintains, and communicates production schedules and processes for
material development that’s professional, on time, and on budget.
Contributes to a positive and professional work environment.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Must be able to
interpret the Saint Mary’s distinctive brand and adhere to and
communicate brand standards and identity guidelines to ensure high
quality and consistent visuals and messages exist across various
Must be able to demonstrate creativity and innovative and strategic thinking.
Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Must demonstrate a strong understanding of marketing and branding and
the ability to articulate and execute creative that produces return on
investment in the areas of lead generation for enrollment and
Must be able to work collaboratively with others.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission
of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field; MFA or similar advanced degree preferred.
Must have 7
plus years of experience in graphic design and production of print and
digital marketing and other related materials.
Must have a
working knowledge of Mac computer hardware and software programs for
design, including Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign,
Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Stuffit, Microsoft Office, iCloud, and
Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail.
experience with print management and knowledge of pre-press, press, and
mailing processes, as well as demographic, print-on-demand, and digital
communication practices and processes.
Must have experience using a project request system to regularly review, accept, and update projects.
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