Director, Graphic Design

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Athletics, Marketing and Communications, Mid-Level

About Us:
Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.
Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.
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Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as the primary contact for the creation and development of graphic content for Boise State Football, and assist with other varsity athletic programs.
  • Oversee a staff of fulltime staff members and student workers in the creation and implementation of graphics that are “on brand” through multiple forms of media: print, signage, large-scale facility projects, website, logos, social and web; while providing additional support to fulfill any of the department needs.
  • Collaborate with external affairs to plan and create effective content to support the overall athletics department in the production of annual digital/social media plans to enhance and develop the Boise State brand, social media platform, video websites and athletic events, to include new initiatives through the research of best practices.
  • Design and manage graphics including creation of interactive content and monitoring the statistics of the outbound messaging.
  •  Work with football recruiting staff to create all print and digital recruiting collateral.
  • Work with marketing and media relations staff to assist in social media posting on occasion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles including design software to involved in producing graphic art and visual materials for promotions, advertisements, films, packaging and informative and instructional material through a variety of media outlets.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Ability to think creatively in developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, plus 2 years professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3)+ years graphic design experience in a collegiate or professional athletics setting
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (After Effects preferred)
  • Experience working with a Division I football program
Salary and Benefits:

$56,000/year. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume, including a link to your graphic design portfolio
  • Cover Letter



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