Director of Creative Services

Boulder, Boulder County
Jul 03, 2014

Posting Description: *Job Duties:* *+Strategic Communications:+* Responsible for helping to develop a communications and marketing strategy that is based on the school's vision and strategic plan. Support the school's brand and guides it through the implementation of key initiatives to establish Leeds' reputation as both the premier business school in the region and as a distinctive national and international player. Work with senior leadership to establish communications and marketing strategies targeted to a diverse set of constituents: alumni, donors, students, parents, corporate partners, faculty, staff, and rating/ranking organizations. *+Internal Communications and Production:+* Develop and execute an ongoing plan for communicating and marketing the school's strategy effectively with the school's internal constituents including students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff. Provide design and project support services including layout, website production, project planning, estimate development, video editing, photo editing, content editing, writing and other related services as needed. *+Departmental Operations and Oversight:+* Effectively manage the department's staff and oversee the ongoing operations of the creative services department. Guide the production of all photo and video assets by working with University Communications, outside vendors,internal staff, and internal resources. Guide the management of the school's website, digital communications and social media platforms. --- *What we can offer:* Salary range starting at $72,000 and commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies, your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and excluded parties list system check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Further, all employees must submit to the self-disclosure requirements outlined in the campus background check policy available at _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._ *The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights.* In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at or (303) 492-6475.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in business, journalism, marketing, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of related communications project and/or creative services/agency management experience. A thorough understanding of the creative development process for print production, social and digital media, websites, video and photography. Ability to develop websites, manage digital content including e-newsletters, utilize the Adobe Creative Suite, provide video production and editing services, manage social media platforms and manage print production as needed.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Desired Qualifications: Experience interacting with rating / ranking entities such as the AACSB, Businessweek, and US News and World Report. Expertise in working within a business school communications and/or marketing department. Demonstrated ability to manage a complete brand ecosystem, including integrated strategies for publications, media relations, social marketing, marketing communications, and websites. Experience with regional and national media, with demonstrated successful results, including international media experience. Demonstrated experience exercising discretion and independent judgement, within the communications and creative services realm, in a role that required only general supervision in performing normal day-to-day work. Excellent teamwork and management skills, along with the ability to support the professional development of direct reports and other colleagues. Current knowledge and understanding of business thought and trends, as well as solid awareness of business news and developments.

Campus: Boulder