The position will be responsible for assisting the Director of Graphic Design in the development and execution of all graphic design needs, concepts and projects for the Division of Athletics. The Graphic Designer will work under the leadership and direction of the Director of Creative Content and the Director of Graphic Design to support all creative graphic design needs of the department including digital assets, motion graphics and printed materials. The selected candidate will be hard-working, creative and will have the ability to collaborate with multiple units including Video Services, Marketing and Communications. The graphic designer will serve to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders and initiatives including strategic social media content, in-game videoboard content, revenue generation campaigns, brand campaigns, recruiting efforts, facility branding and enhancements, digital assets such as email marketing, advertisements and website content, various traditional print media such as schedule posters, schedule cards, roster cards, credentials and advertisements. The individual will possess highly effective communication skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously, is a self-motivated and driven individual who welcomes constructive feedback and has a passion for creating innovative content in a timely fashion.
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Following administrative review, the position may be renewed for a second term. Your temporary appointment may afford you the opportunity to purchase optional State employee health insurance at group rates. You will find specific information, rates and forms on the Human Resources website https://hr.uconn.edu/health-insurance-for-adjuncts-and-temporary-employees/. As you consider this option, you should be aware that you have 31 days from the commencement of your employment to enroll in medical and/or dental insurance. For further information, contact Human Resources at email@example.com or (860) 486-3034.
Applicants must submit a digital portfolio, letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field; proficient experience with Adobe Creative Suite; proficient experience in social media content creation and execution; comprehensive knowledge of general graphic design principles, typography and color theory as well as production process for print and digital media.
Experience in collegiate athletics, professional sports, or a university setting; skilled in photography and photo editing software; experience in animation/motion graphics such as Adobe After Effects; and experience with web design including HTML and CSS.