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Publication or Company College of the Holy Cross
Job Title Director, Creative Services
Industry Graphic Design/Art Direction, Internet/Online/New Media, Marketing
Salary
Benefits Bonuses, Dental
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Worcester, MA
Job Requirements College Marketing and Communications (formerly Office of Public Affairs) is responsible for overseeing communication with various constituencies – students, alumni, news media and the general public – via publicity, public relations, publications, web and digital communications, and other marketing efforts that uphold the image, integrity and mission of the College. College Marketing and Communications publishes Holy Cross Magazine, the quarterly alumni magazine, and major institutional publications; oversees the content and design of www.holycross.edu; manages media relations; and serves as a professional communications resource for students, faculty and the administration.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, the Director, Creative Services will advocate exceptional creative concepts, foster deep working relationships with publishers, vendors, and various internal teams and utilize these relationships to create highly engaging, multi-platform strategies in support of College priorities.

This position will develop a comprehensive understanding of the strategic challenges of the College’s branding standards and marketing messages. Ability to manage time lines, work flow, and resources efficiently is essential. Must be adept at re-prioritizing assignments on-the-fly based on evolving needs and deadlines. A strong understanding of the time required to move a project from concept to completion is essential. Organization and discipline toward the creative process is critical to this position. Projects must include creative briefs or strategy statements that are clearly written, pre-approved by key stakeholders and reviewed with the creative, marketing and communication teams before any work begins. Responsible for providing clear, strategic direction and empowering staff to use their creative skill set to arrive at the best solution. This position is the key liaison for interpreting the overall College Marketing Plan into appropriate creative solutions, with the support of the Marketing and Communication counterparts. Direct reports include writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographer/video producer.

Requirements:

•College/Art School Degree required, BFA preferred.
•At least 8 years of experience working in design field with supervisory experience, preferably in higher education
•Excellent interpersonal skills.
•Mac and PC platform skills, including proficiency in design software including the Adobe creative suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
•Project Management Expert for Creative Services electronic pre-press/press knowledge.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to the College’s mission, vision and values.
•Experience working in higher education preferred
About Our Company Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -- students, faculty and staff -- in a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.



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