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Assistant Creative Director

Marketing and Communications, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Creative Director, the Assistant Creative Director role will lead the charge in transforming and innovating Fordham’s digital landscape. This involves dynamic collaboration with the channel engagement team, a cadre of experts in social media, email marketing, web development, and video.


The role will spearhead the establishment, execution, and upkeep of a digital roadmap that not only modernizes Fordham’s online presence but also integrates best-in-class UX/UI. Developing innovative scalable digital solutions will be the catalyst for increasing audience engagement, ensuring a consistent and visually appealing user experience for Fordham’s diverse audience base.


Essential Functions        

Serves as a lead visual storyteller for Fordham University, collaborating closely with Fordham’s Senior Creative Director to evolve and maintain the creative vision for the Fordham brand.
Creative visionary accountable for modernizing Fordham’s visual storytelling across digital, video and social content in collaboration with UMC storytellers, utilizing data-driven insights to sharpen engagement.
Develops scalable design systems and templating frameworks to deliver repetitive projects more efficiently.
Leads the strategic vision, evolution and innovation of Fordham’s digital presence, collaborating with the channel engagement team (social, email and web) to establish and deliver upon a digital roadmap that modernizes Fordham’s digital presence, incorporating cutting edge UX/UI consistently through scalable digital solutions that maximize engagement with Fordham’s audiences.
Directs creative brainstorms and brief development, fostering a collaborative and innovative creative culture.
Manages creative freelancers, including training on Fordham brand standards and ensuring project delivery is on scope, on time, and on brand.
Serves as a lead creative and designer on complex projects that require an elevated skillset and creative eye.

Management Responsibilities

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors, including planning, assigning, scheduling, and reviewing work. Is responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action and has significant input in compensation decisions. Plans organizational structure and job content and is responsible for managing operational aspects of the team, including compliance, budget, and deliverables.


Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, marketing or communications.
Minimum of 5 years design experience, including a minimum of 3 years experience in UX/UI design.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Experience leading multimedia projects, including coordinating videographers and photographers across complex creative projects.
Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
Expert knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; working knowledge of MS Office suite, Filemaker Pro and Web authoring software a plus.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, marketing or communications.

Minimum Starting Salary: $85,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $105,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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