Creative Director

Job description


Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Athletic Administrator

Internal Title:

Creative Director



Work County:





Department of Athletics

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Creative Director for USC Athletics. Reports to the Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Branding, will be responsible for developing and bringing the Athletics Department’s brand vision to life through unique and aspirational creative executions that build brand awareness and affinity for the Gamecocks. The Creative Director will ideate, design and produce digital and print materials from concept to completion. This position will work with a variety of constituents including but not limited to coaches, staff, marketing, communication services, prospects, alumni and fans. Will serve as project manager from conception through completion for various digital and print media to include posters, social media, signs, event displays, collateral materials, photo manipulation and other design projects. Will prepare designs, artwork and other visuals in support of client needs and consistent with design standards, planning and creating designs for the communication of information to various external and internal constituencies. Will collaborate with vendors on specific project ideas, to provide cost estimates or procure bids, to research options, and to establish completion dates. Stay current on graphics trends and techniques in the sports design industry, and learn and incorporate them at the University of South Carolina. Supervise student designers, recruit and manage student design team. Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations of the department, University, SEC and NCAA.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Requires the ability to constantly prioritize and meet deadlines in a high demand environment and ability to work extended hours until the job is complete. Degree related to graphic design, experience working in graphic design required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications and Adobe creative suite, or similar graphics software.


Knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver. Excellent creativity, graphic design and communication skills. Knowledge / familiarity with NCAA rules and compliance related to graphics.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by July 18, 2021.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 7/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time