Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director of Operations and Marketing and Director of Creative Services, the Assistant Director of Creative Services has the responsibility for graphic design, assist with promotional and marketing activities and video services.
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.
Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.
Work is performed under usual office conditions as well as a variety of sports settings and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat and cold. The noise level work environment is usually moderate, but can be occasionally extremely loud.
Must be able to work extended and irregular, non-traditional hours.
Experience / Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in related field with experience in athletic marketing and creative services.
Excellent communication and organization skills, plus demonstrated ability in the development of operational routines and programs.
Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential. Excellent oral communication skills are required when responding to questions from students, parents, alumni, employees and the general public in one-on-one or group situations. Ability to develop rapport and maintain relationships with students, faculty, parents, staff and sports fans.
Ability to collaborate and work well with others.
Mastery of multi-tasking on a grand scale.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, react quickly and have superior problem solving skills.
Must be dependable and maintain a positive approach to customer service.
Must have advanced skills using Adobe Creative Suite.
Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Social media experience including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Prior experience in an athletic/events setting.
Prior experience in a university setting.
About Furman University
At the heart of our university is an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty whose chief priority is teaching undergraduate students. We also offer distinguished visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division I athletics, and a campus community that values collaboration and fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
Our campus is internationally recognized for its beauty and provides an inspiring haven for academic study and social life. Our commitment to housing all students on campus for four years underscores our belief that a close-knit student body enhances scholarly activity, personal growth, and leadership development.
Founded in 1826, our private university is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational and social facilities. Student housing ranges from traditional dormitory residences to apartments. The James B. Duke Library includes more than 500,000 volumes. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking and an 18-hole golf course.