Transform the university through the power of generosity.
Unite donor passions with university priorities to elevate the impact of Oklahoma State University.
The Marketing and Communications department collaborates with internal and external partners toprovide expertise and strategic, integrated marketing and communication services to achieve the OSU Foundation's mission of excellence.
As a member of the Creative Services team within the Marketing and Communications department, the Multimedia Designer, under the direction of the Senior Director of Creative Services, will serve as the primary designer for the OSU Foundation's various digital engagement efforts.
The Multimedia Designer will conceptualize, design, edit and produce a variety of multimedia-focused projects, such as social media graphics, digital ads, motion graphics/animations, and videos. The primary task of this position is to create content that enhances the OSU donor digital engagement experience by inspiring and stewarding their philanthropy to OSU. To this end, the Multimedia Designer will collaborate with the Strategic Engagement team (Annual Giving, Donor Relations, and Marketing and Communications), as well as other internal partners to create work that complements the Foundation's overall engagement and branding strategies. When necessary, this position will work with campus partners to ensure OSU donor digital engagement is consistent and amplified across all channels. Photography and static graphic design duties are also a smaller part of this role.
KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:
Charged with storytelling, particularly donor and student stories, through the use of videosMultimedia Designer will be responsible for all aspects of video production, which requires strong knowledge of proper video setup, including lighting and microphone placement, and video editingWill work with the Marketing and Communications team, particularly with staff charged with social media and website strategy, to enhance the Foundation's digital presence with videos produced specifically for social media, digital advertising and OSUgiving.com website effortsWill be charged with recording and editing audioTo accomplish these video production assignments, the Multimedia Designer will use the team's Canon Digital SLR cameras for filming and will need to possess proficiencies in Adobe Audition and Adobe Premier, and preferably experience using Adobe Rush as wellMotion Graphic Design-
Create motion graphics for various campaigns that complement and enhance our digital engagement strategy - graphics will be primarily utilized on social media and digital advertising platformsPartner closely with Communications team to enhance social media engagement strategiesMultimedia Designer will need a strong knowledge of Adobe After Effects, and preferably with Adobe Animate as well, to create motion graphicsPhotography-
When necessary, this position will help with events photography and staging photos for editorial usesDesigner will use the team's Canon Digital SLR camera for all photography workMultimedia Designer will utilize Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom to edit photosGraphic Design-
When necessary, this position will also be charged with creating static graphics for video and digital uses that fit within branding guidelines and complement engagement strategiesDesigner will need a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat, to complete these tasksJOB COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE:
Education & Certifications-
Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in graphic design, multimedia design, videography or closely related field.Experience and Skills-
Possess 2-3 years of experience in multimedia and video production and/or graphic designProficiency with and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier and Adobe Photoshop is requiredA working knowledge of the remaining Adobe Creative Suite, which includes InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom and Acrobat Pro is preferredCreative, detail-oriented, flexible, highly organized, effective communicator, energetic person who welcomes change in their work activitiesProven sense of humor and ability to have funOrganizational Competencies-
Effective Communication : Diplomatic & strategic in communication; able to communicate a vision and what defines success; able to present effectively to large groups of distinguished individuals; masterfully handles crucial conversations - anticipates and resolves conflicts; inspires and motivates others with communication style; evokes confidence & builds consensusExecution & Initiative:
Drives a high-performance culture, having the ability to differentiate performance and demonstrate managerial courage; maintains focus on organizational priorities and sets challenging performance goals for units; invests personal energy and time in building buy-in among key influencers in advance of critical decisions; seeks to ensure that strategic initiatives are effectively executed and communicated to relevant audiences within the organization; encourages an environment in which results surpass activity and teamwork surpasses results; able to remain focused on only mission-related initiativesTeamwork/Interpersonal Skills:
Identifies, establishes and strengthens relationships, networks and partnerships with senior managers, stakeholders, and the general public to improve organizational outcomes; anticipates the impact of organizational change and develops strategies to grow talent; builds teams for where the business is going, not just where it is today; builds strong, trusting connections with others; maintains network of mutually beneficial relationships; creates a shared vision of strategy; inspires leaders and teams across the organization to work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for OSU/OSUFProblem Solving/Judgment:
Develops broad strategies that reflect in-depth understanding, assessment and ability to anticipate operational, organizational, and political realities, risks and opportunities; makes decisions in alignment with appropriate components of organizational strategy; appropriately balances metrics, opinions of subject matter experts, and personal experience in decision-making and planningAdaptability/Flexibility:
Creates vision for organizational change; takes ownership for establishing the right climate and providing the resources needed for success; sets expectations for the organization by embracing opportunities for improving processes and technology in support of the changing environment; constructively challenges organizational paradigms, norms and team members to consider changes that will foster long-term sustainable growth and innovationCourage & Conviction:
Takes responsibility for organizational outcomes regardless of success and learns from all results; creates an organizational environment where failure is seen as an opportunity for learning; publicly stands up for what is right and challenges inappropriate actions or comments of others; leads by exampleDonor Centered:
Strives to eliminate barriers that interfere with providing excellent donor centered service; invests significant personal energy to establish long-term relationships that may not address immediate issue, but furthers OSUF's reputation as a community and campus partner; demonstrates the vision for OSUF in an engaging way to generate commitment to achievement of objectives
Must use a computer terminal and view a computer screen for extended periods of time. Must talk in person or by phone (frequently and sometimes for extended periods) to people on campus and across the country. Must constantly use visual acuity to check printed and designed materials of various types. Must be able to navigate within the OSU Foundation. Typical office working conditions.