| (2 positions) General Description: These positions will report directly to the Senior Associate AD for Communications and assist with the coordination of the graphic design and branding for all sports while enhancing the overall image of the The University of Tennessee Athletics Department. These positions work to promote market and recruit for all sports with vibrant imagery and creativity through visual presentations and collateral. |
Duties and Responsibilities: • Assists graphic design department with the conceptualization and implementation of athletics department graphic solutions, aids with recruitment of student-athletes and marketing for the department. • Plan, manage and coordinate concepts for all non-football sports that best brand the department from studying information, photography and materials. • Ensure brand consistency and uniformity in regards to and logo and color usage for all programs. • Research projects as directed and be able to present a summary and an opinion of the findings as related to athletics. • Develop solutions to further enhance the University, the athletics department and its programs. • Deliver cutting-edge design visuals for use in print, online, marketing, and other collateral. • Illustrate concepts through designs regarding arrangement, size, type, style and related aesthetic concepts. • Complete projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc. • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. • Oversee the training of student workers and practicum interns when available. • Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing professional publication and participating in professional organizations. • Work on large scale facility graphics. Required Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Graphic Arts or related design degree preferred.
Experience: Experience in graphic design or related field. Experience working in an intercollegiate athletics Division-I, professional sports, or related field design/production office strongly preferred.
Skills: • The ideal candidate must be a team-player and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet tight completion deadlines, work independently, communicate effectively and be of creative and imaginative mind. • Proficient in the Adobe CC graphic design software, including but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. • Must have experience with print design and layout for Game Programs, sales and marketing collateral, flyers, posters, trade-show materials, multipage brochures and catalogs. • Working knowledge of woodworking machinery, laser-cutters, CNC machines, etc. and the ability to use multiple materials creatively and confidently. • Requires the ability to exercise sound discretionary judgment, and the ability to interface and consult with the cross-functional teams on the coordination of projects. • Requires strong artistic and graphics skills. Must have a strong eye and a high aesthetic for graphic and interactive design, typography, photography, etc. • Well-versed with Mac OSX, familiarity with Windows • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude. • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work with minimal supervision. • Must be able to adapt to ever-changing workloads and deadlines, and work well within the team environment. • Broad working knowledge and familiarity with NCAA and SEC rules.
Behaviors: Demonstrated behavioral expectations include: • Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness. • Adherence to University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. • Commitment to the Athletics Department and University’s mission. • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and to foster teamwork. Preferred Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts or related design degree. Experience: Experience working in an intercollegiate athletics Division-I, professional sports, or related field design/production office.
All applicants must apply at: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=170000009U