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Assistant Director for Creative Services

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Office of the Chancellor

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University Athletics is seeking an Assistant Director for Creative Services. The position manages the Northeastern Athletics brand and serves as the lead designer for the department's print and digital content/publications. This position provides oversight of the department's visual identity and reinforces consistent application with partners and third party vendors.


The Assistant Director for Creative Services develop and implements the design and content for electronic communications, advertising campaigns, and licensing and also manages photography. Reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Innovation & Game Day Experience.


Bachelor's degree in communications, graphic design or related field preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator), Adobe Premium, and proficiency in motion-graphics software such as Adobe After Effects (portfolio or link to work samples required).

Minimum 2 years of relevant full-time experience in a field of professional or collegiate athletic communications required.

Passionate and knowledgeable about collegiate athletics, as well as relevant industry trends that will help keep Northeastern Athletics ahead of the curve in telling stories through digital content creation.

Must have a clear understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.

Ability to work flexible hours (nights and weekends are required) and under tight deadlines.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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