The Air Force Academy Athletics Corporation located in Colorado Springs is looking for an Assistant Director of Graphic Design to perform the following duties:
Serves as the graphic designer for projects from conception through production; researches, strategizes, conceptualizes, proposes, and designs creative projects for electronic, print, web, and advertising mediums (large wall graphics, posters, emails, social media graphics, signage, game programs, and video board graphics) and develops templates for posters, emails, social media and other marketing and communication collateral
As the primary designer for the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation, works with athletics staff to develop ideas and efficient design systems and brand standards to produce a large body of work within annually established creative guidelines
Works with supervisors to review project status and ensures design projects are moving forward and meeting deadlines
Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with professional organizations, administrators, coaches, and staff
Responsible for photography at annual sport poster shoots
Participates in or facilitate planning meetings, review sessions, and brainstorming
Understand and adhere to a variety of department and Academy brand standards, NCAA and MWC compliance policies
Receives and provide constructive feedback on all design projects.
Reports to the Director of Business Development and Community Outreach/Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Fan Experience
Social media duties as assigned
Supports other graphic design projects as requested; other duties as assigned
Job Title can vary depending on experience.
Final Job Title / duties may change depending on experience. More experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience
Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphic design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects)
Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design, layout, design, typography and file organization, and photographic requirements/procedures
Knowledge of printing procedures, requirements, reproduction processes and techniques
Knowledge of Athletics preferred
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment
Ability to analyze graphic and technical information and create interpretive illustrations
Ability to keep up-to-date on new trends and innovative approaches in the industry
Ability to rapidly prepare graphics to respond in real-time to emerging news and team performance/accomplishments
Ability to meet stringent deadlines and work outside normal working hours, including nights and weekends when required
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a background check. Random drug test is required.
Air Force Academy Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
The AFAAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports and manages all of the Air Force Academy's athletics fundraising programs while also providing assistance with coaching, recruiting, ticketing, logistics and sports conference objectives. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.