The position of Graphic Design Coordinator will develop all collateral including print, digital, video board and social media graphics in an effort to raise brand awareness, increase attendance, generate revenue and maximize fan engagement. Position duties and salary are reflective of an entry-level position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates original graphics in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Develops and creates of all print, digital, videoboard and social media content (including but not limited to posters, brochures, annual reports, infographics, web banners, schedule cards, e-mails etc.).
Assists all 17 sports teams, ticketing, Duquesne Athletics Fund (fundraising), Sports Communication, Red & Blue Crew and corporate sponsorships on design fulfillment.
Creates templates for department-wide use.
Remains up-to-date on current design trends.
Schedules and directs all photoshoots.
Oversees the organization and upkeep of photography files.
Works within brand guidelines to create strong, innovative and memorable content.
Implements a themed and consistent look in promotion DU brand and athletic programs.
Upholds the Duquesne athletics brand, logos, wordmarks, colors and fonts.
Creates real-time content at assigned game days and special events, including but not limited to social media graphics (score updates, stats, accomplishments, etc.). Communicates with media relations and marketing to ensure game day needs are met.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director, External Relations.
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field from an accredited institution and one year of experience OR 2 – 3 years of design experience.
Basic knowledge of After Effects and HTML.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
Ability to develop multiple concepts per project and work with staff to determine what best suits needs while aligning with athletics brand.
Ability to think creatively and work in a face-paced environment.
Excellent organizational, project management, problem-solving and customer service skills.
Ability to communicate and adhere to University, Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations .
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. This mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns and an ecumenical campus community.
Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references, and digital portfolio (as a website link or PDF). Applications without a digital portfolio will be considered incomplete.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.