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Assistant Director of Creative Services

Apply now Job no: 503922
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time


Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director, Marketing and Multimedia Services, the Assistant Director of Creative Services is a key member of the external relations team, involved in producing creative content, including but not limited to videos, graphics and motion graphics, for the Athletics Department and its programs. Working independently, under general direction, this position will spearhead the creation of engaging digital content to promote events, accolades, awards and recognition of San Jose State University, Athletics and the programs.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as key strategist and creative director/producer for the creation of engaging digital content to promote events, accolades, awards and recognition of San Jose State University, Athletics and the programs.
  • Provide direct contributions and strategy to the Associate AD, Marketing and Multimedia in creation and execution of a comprehensive Digital Strategy.
  • Assist in the production, management and curation of content and strategy for social media platforms for SJSU main and sport-specific accounts.
  • Create concept productions, including but not limited to script-writing, shot-sheets, production planning and execution, filming and post-production of Athletic program key storylines and events.
  • Oversee the maintenance of video storage, organization and library. 
  • Recruit, manage, train and lead intern and part-time creative and social media staff.
  • Serve as key member of Athletics Department Marketing team that makes decisions shaping the department’s brand identity and visual communication; functions as a strategist and content creator.
  • Assist in providing creative direction within the Marketing and Communications team, facilitating a cohesive execution of creative materials.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects
  • Advanced proficiency in use and knowledge of all social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Proficient knowledge of techniques, materials and equipment used in the production of instructional media and related communication assignments
  • Proficient knowledge of full range of production techniques including graphics, photography, videotaping, lighting, editing methods and equipment
  • Basic photography skills such as film speed, light, and color requirements
  • Ability to use and maintain studio, camera and related equipment
  • Working knowledge of PC and MAC based computer systems
  • Ability to work with, manage and train students and part-time staff involved in production projects
  • Knowledge of and skills in graphics, still or motion photography, or television production
  • Solid writing and editing skills, including a strong foundation in English grammar


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent, in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field of study
  • Three years of full-time experience with graphic application and publishing tools required


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience with production, project planning, and project management
  • Experience in videography, video production, still and motion picture photography, including a knowledge of digital/graphic production
  • Experience managing and curating content on social media platforms
  • Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, with proficiency in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered



Classification: Graphic Designer III
Salary Range: $4,104/month - $7,425/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 17, 2021 through August 31, 2021. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated Sep 13, 2021