Ball State University Creative Strategist in Muncie, Indiana

CREATIVE STRATEGISTBOOKMARK THIS POSTING - PRINT PREVIEW - APPLY FOR THIS JOBPLEASE SEE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MORE DETAILS.Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.POSTING DETAILSPosition Information POSITION TITLE Creative Strategist ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BENEFITS AND COMMUNITY FLSA Creative Professional Exemption HRS/WEEK 40 LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract POSITION FUNCTION Conceptualize, research, create, present, and adjust original artistic concepts and visual designs for the Marketing and Communications Division, supporting Ball State s marketing and promotional initiatives and contributing to the overall brand and positioning of the institution; assist in developing compelling visual designs while coordinating with photographers, videographers, writers and editors. MINIMUM EDUCATION Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in visual communication, graphic design, or related field. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE Three years of related experience working with clients to produce visual deign solutions for publications and other communications; thorough knowledge of graphic design principles; expertise in and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software; excellent verbal and written communication skills. MINIMUM OTHER Thorough knowledge of graphic design principles, printing processes, and paper and ink characteristics; expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software and excellent communication skills. AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE US Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. PREFERRED EDUCATION Bachelor s of Fine Arts degree from a accredited college or university in visual communication, graphic design, or related field. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE Additional years of professional experience in the field of visual communication, including routine contact with clients, formal presentation of work, press proofing, and art directing photography/videography; experience managing multiple projects, meeting demanding deadlines, and working as part of a team in an agency or higher education setting; knowledge of printing processes and paper and ink characteristics; animation/digital/interactive design experience, including developing motion graphics; familiarity with content management systems such as WordPress. PREFERRED OTHER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification. POSITIONS SUPERVISED None. REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS EEO STATEMENT Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled. ABOUT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to imp