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Assistant Director of Graphic Design


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Assistant Director of Graphic Design

  • 499672
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jun 25 2024 at 09:00 CDT
  • Athletics

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Graphic Design is responsible for supporting TCU Athletics marketing, communications and creative content. This position is responsible for developing, overseeing and maintaining all design projects for TCU Athletics resulting in an integrated strategy to advance the TCU Athletics brand. This person collaborates with other external departments to develop and manage the strategy and production of all graphic assets for athletic digital use on all platforms and within key athletic venues.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Designs and produces materials to increase TCU Athletics’ profile by developing concepts/designs; posters, logos, and a variety of other marketing print and collateral materials; applying designs to web, social media and other electronic media.
2. Maintains TCU brand and logo direction by communicating best practices and supplying graphics that support the visual standards.
3. Collaborates with the marketing, communications and creative content staff, providing clear communication, and following up to ensure quality and direction are within brand standards strategy.
4. Monitors the graphic design work of other departments to ensure it adheres to basic rules of design.
5. Assists in the development and management of student interns; provides instruction and direction to students to further promote the athletic departments brand.
6. Designs, develops and delivers graphics, visual text and imagery for social media and marketing content.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Two plus years of experience that directly relates to this position.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Experience in a college athletics department

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the University motor vehicle requirements.
• Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite and video meeting software such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• Adobe After Effects, HTML, CSS, and other web-based programming languages, tools and technologies

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of design management and workflow.
• Knowledge of photography and illustration.
• Knowledge of design principles/techniques, color theory, and printing procedures.
• Knowledge of web technologies and online dissemination of news and information.
• Knowledge to troubleshoot and recommend improvements in operations.
• Knowledge of customer relations techniques.
• Skill in integrating electronic communications and marketing.
• Skill in Adobe CS software.
• Skill in written and oral communications.
• Ability to provide creative direction.
• Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects.
• Ability to train and lead team members.
• Ability to adapt and learn new skills as technology advances.
• Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
• Ability to manage internal or outside vendors including printers, photographers and other professionals involved in related projects.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• This is an in-person, on campus position.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• Requires attendance at home and away games, events, contests and special events.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate to extreme.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 


This job description includes the expectation of compliance with NCAA regulations.  An institutional staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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