Assistant Athletics Director, Creative Services

Employer
DePaul University
Location
Chicago, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Diversity and Inclusion Statement Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
The Highlights
In accordance with the mission of the Department of Athletics, this position serves as Assistant AD, Creative Services for the department of Intercollegiate Athletics within the guidelines of the NCAA, the BIG EAST Conference and DePaul University. Leads the visual storytelling of the program by utilizing expert skills in Graphic Design (primary need of the job), Video Production and Photography. The graphic design element is the key driver of this area as it influences the other responsibilities of this position. This position is an integral member of the Marketing team with the overall purpose to deliver on a clearly defined brand identity across DePaul Athletics business units: Marketing, Ticketing, Athletics Communications and Advancement.

Is This You?
  • Leverage a proficient understanding of visual design principles, techniques and best practices to deliver on-brand creative executions.
  • Produce strong, industry-leading content creation and execution of departmental outreach and revenue generation efforts.
  • Ongoing communication to evaluate project needs and raise any issues that may impact quality, timing and budget and offer possible solutions.
  • Interpret feedback and make necessary adjustments to creative in order to strategically align with performance and business-level goals.
  • Ability to lead a team of graduate or undergraduate student workers as well as interact effectively with administration, coaches, student-athletes, support staff, and vendors.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all NCAA rules, policies, and procedures. Attend and participate in monthly NCAA rules compliance education meetings.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a diverse urban and/or intercollegiate athletics environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Your Education
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in leading creative ideation and execution of marketing campaigns and brand development.
Preferred Requirements
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in leading creative ideation and execution of marketing campaigns and brand development  at the professional or NCAA Division I level.
Managerial Responsibilities
  • Recruit, train and supervise one or more graduate or undergraduate student workers. 
Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of interpreting business objectives, brand and consumer.
  • Basic knowledge of aligning the creative strategy into every performance marketing channel.
    Comprehensive graphic design capability. Working commercial knowledge of photography, video, and other creative mediums.
  • Working understanding of software relevant to the field, including graphic design (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite), video editing, analytics, project management and social media marketing tools.
  • Basic understanding in evaluating creative data insights to make informed design decisions.
    Ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks with changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a diverse urban and/or intercollegiate athletics environment. 
  • A working knowledge of NCAA, BIG EAST Conference, and University rules and regulations as they apply to intercollegiate athletics.

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

  • Position may require working evening and weekend hours during school year.

Perks:

  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email [email protected]
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or [email protected]

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Organization

Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.

Location

Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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