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Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions on the field and in the classroom. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
The University of Washington Athletics Department seeks an individual to fill the position of Football Creative Director.
In-House Materials – All team collateral materials including but not limited to branding/logo development, signage, facility graphics, camp brochures, clinic marketing materials, stationary, team clothing, internal documents, team schedules, etc. Must have a working knowledge of the printing process, digital photography, and techniques for use in motion graphics. Supervise creative photo shoots of players.
Recruiting Materials – Create compelling designs and infographics that effectively communicate the Husky Football Mission. Execute and steward brand guidelines for the Washington Football program. Ensure all designs properly align with the program’s values and messages. Create and organize a working system for the production of recruiting materials and the resources needed. Design mailings, social media, and personal recruiting campaigns.
Game day – Photograph the game day atmosphere in order to produce content that shows the personality of Husky Football. Capture and collect content during games to use as resources for recruiting, facility, and coaching staff materials. Provide color correction and edit images for database and material usage.
Management – Interview, hire, and supervise a full-time Assistant Manager of Graphic Design as well as a student intern team of up to three people.
Marketing Strategy and collaboration – Develop and implement a theme/strategy that is cohesive with the current season and team across all platforms. Work closely with the UW Athletic Department’s Central Creative Team to conceptualize, create and execute Football’s Brand Guidelines, which includes but is not limited to collectively creating a UW Football Style and Standards Guide and creating and maintaining a creative asset database. Work closely with the UW Athletic Department’s Central Creative Team to stay up to date on Department-wide values, missions, campaigns, and overall strategy – looking to implement them as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in art, graphics, visual design or related field, and 3-4 years of full-time experience in art and design, preferably in a sports environment. Must have experience and/or working knowledge of adobe creative suite, print design, digital design and digital photography within a design or advertising agency environment. Must demonstrate a passion for great design, exhibit stylistic breadth and attention to detail, experience executing ideas across diverse mediums.
Proven ability to deliver creative solutions within a branded system. Strong abilities in all aspects of the creative process from concept to completion. Capable of shifting between working independently and within a team structure. Strong ability to collaborate with stakeholders throughout the organization. The University is looking for someone who is willing and excited to be part of the team that will spearhead the creative direction for a new era of Husky Football. Experience and understanding of intercollegiate athletics.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.