seeks candidates for the position of
Associate AD, War Eagle Creative
. The individual selected should be able to manage the daily operations of the four units falling within the War Eagle Creative team to include Creative Video, Creative Design, Photography, and Sport-Specific Creative units. This individual will report to the Senior Associate Athletics Director of Fan Experience & Creative.
Manages and supervises the daily operations and employees of the War Eagle Creative team to include Creative Video, Creative Design, Photography, and Sport-Specific Creative units.Leads the daily activities of the War Eagle Creative team and assumes responsibility for all facets of the team’s operations, including fostering innovation and upholding the team’s status as a leader in creative production. Devises a framework to optimize content production while ensuring that production and design quality standards are maintained at a high level. Implements processes and systems to meet the video, photo, and design needs of Auburn’s athletic programs and coaches, with a focus on delivering excellent service.Works in partnership with the Senior Associate AD, Fan Experience & Creative to execute the vision of the unit, as well as the overall external affairs vision. Serves as a part of the External Leadership Team, collaborating with other department heads to optimize revenue, enhance the game experience, maintain coherence in public relations messaging, and position Auburn as an industry leader in all areas of External Affairs.Exhibits a culture of collaboration between War Eagle Productions, War Eagle Creative, and Fan Experience units to maximize the experience for student athletes, fans, alumni, and students. Provides support to War Eagle Productions and Fan Experience and Community Relations units to achieve maximum output of high-level productions and engagement.Assists the Fan Experience unit in maximizing game promotion to drive record crowds, while maximizing the in-venue experience to keep fans coming back. Provides support to the StrategicCommunications team to ensure consistency in messaging across departments while strengthening the brand of student athletes, Auburn Athletics, and Auburn University.Assists the Marketing and Revenue Generation team in developing and growing opportunities for revenue generation associated with game day experience and other events. Assists in creating strategies to enhance the in-venue experience and elevate the Auburn brand. Assists in identifying possibilities for community engagement and outreach while also playing a role in optimizing the student experience.Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) regulations in the performance of job duties. Performs other related duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibility
Supervises others with full supervisory responsibility.About Auburn
: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.Why employees choose Auburn
: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.Our Commitment
: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.Education:Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sports Management, Communications, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or a related field
Experience:Seven years of experience in branding, creative, design, marketing, game experience, or related. Experience in social or digital media operations, branding, marketing, or managing game experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of graphic design fundamentals, marketing strategies, and visual communication principles. Knowledge of graphic design software.Knowledge of effective digital and social communication to elevate an athletics brand, generate revenue, and assist in recruiting.Knowledge of various marketing and communication theories, concepts, techniques, and strategies.Must have a clear understanding of Auburn’s Brand (including messaging, traditions, audience, etc.).Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadline.Ability to work well with a broad range of clients in order to identify and meet specific audience and client requirements.Ability to develop and execute strategic marketing plans.Ability to manage budgets and timelines effectively for both scheduled projects and urgent requests.Ability to quickly pivot as strategic direction changes.Willingness to accept feedback and criticism.Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work effectively with campus clients and other designers.Excellent creative thinking skills; adaptability to new technology or communication avenues.