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Assistant Director of Creative Services, System Office of Communications and Marketing

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Jul 9, 2021

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The assistant director of creative communications is the primary graphic designer for the UT System. The position plays a key role in promoting
the mission and statewide impact of the UT System through highly visible and impactful designs, marketing materials, and brand
executions ranging from logos to multi-page brochures to billboards. This position is responsible for determining the creative direction and adherence to brand guidelines of all design work created on behalf of the Office of the President, Board of Trustees, and all divisions within the UT System Administration.

Additionally, the associate director will support a culture of engagement and belonging by treating others with dignity and respect at all times and by exhibiting conduct that reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will respectfully communicate and cooperate with all employees and will complete all required diversity awareness training to enhance knowledge and eradicate racism in the workplace.


A bachelor's degree and at least five years of graphic design experience required. Broad experience base including agency work and branding initiatives is preferred. 

The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of professional communications, graphic design, advertising, and marketing. Additional required qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of project management and the inherent protocol of how to assign projects and manage resources
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry-standard software
  • Broad knowledge of competitors and industry
  • Extensive software skills in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, and technical troubleshooting
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly skilled in creative concepts, big picture branding
  • Extensive skills in organization, planning, execution of projects, and utilization of resources
  • Skilled at balancing a robust workload and managing concurrent priorities and deadlines
Preferred skills include the following:

  • Ability to conceptualize, execute, and maintain a brand package that enhances the visual reputation of the University
  • Ability to edit WordPress sites and pages
  • Ability to offer guidance, support, and leadership
  • Knowledge of visual standards in photography, video, and current design and marketing trends
  • Knowledge of best practices for project organization, process, and client communications

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Office Of Public Relations
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 6, 2021, 4:36:26 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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