Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
The Vice Presidency for the Arts at Stanford University was established in 2017 to elevate the arts in the University's priorities and lead strategic planning for the University's arts goals. Stanford's non-departmental arts programs fall under the auspices of the Vice President for the Arts (VPA), including Stanford Live (Bing Concert Hall and Frost Amphitheater), Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Arts Institute, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. The central Office of the Vice President for the Arts also manages campus-wide arts opportunities, strategic partnerships, arts grant opportunities, and student support.
Stanford has recently welcomed a new Vice President for the Arts and is embarking on an exciting new chapter, driven by the recognition that art is essential to advancing equity, health, wellbeing, and engagement on the Stanford campus and in our communities.
The Office of the Vice President for the Arts is seeking a Graphic Design & Marketing Associate to join our team. We are looking for a creative thinker and visual storyteller who can translate goals and ideas into compelling designs. This role creates both digital and print materials for a range of programs and events serving students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the wider public. Based in the central Office of the VPA and partnering with marketing and program staff of all VPA units, this role will work across several different styles and visual identities, while respecting the Stanford University brand and fostering cohesion between units. Create the look and feel for the next era of the Arts at Stanford! This position reports to the Associate Director of Web and Digital Services.
In this role, you will:
Graphic Design: 70%
Create original designs (including illustrations, graphics, images and photos) as an individual contributor, taking responsibility for projects from client contact, design, internal review, quality assurance, proof inspection, to delivery.
Use Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign), Mailchimp, and other mediums to develop and design materials according to defined requirements.
Deliver designs in a wide variety of formats including: Posters, signage, logos, brochures, flyers, pamphlets, digital ads, social media assets, infographics, and emails.
Coordinate workflows between design development and vendors and print shops to ensure high-quality output, on-time and within budget.
Provide a unique look and feel to the Arts at Stanford while integrating with the broader Stanford University branding guidelines.
Help drive creative identity across all channels including print, social media, web, email, and video.
Support VPA Units and campus partners in design projects, within their unique style guides. VPA Units include: Stanford Live, Anderson Collection, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Arts Institute, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts
Marketing Communications: 30%
Draft and execute email/print campaigns for the Office of the Vice President for the arts, targeted to Stanford campus communities (students, staff, faculty, alumni) and broader public, with input from program managers.
Evaluate marketing campaigns for potential growth and improvements.
Investigate opportunities to broaden the reach of the Arts at Stanford, including newspaper, magazine, web, and social media advertisements.
Schedule and manage a pool of student and professional photographers for campus events and programs.
Organize and maintain our digital library of event/marketing photography.
Please note that this position is based on the Stanford campus and is considered hybrid. Minimum on-campus schedule is one day per week in the office and as needed for occasional job-related duties.
In order to be successful, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated understanding of graphic design principles and compelling visual communication.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrated commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of job-required software applications and mediums, including browser usability and cross platform compatibility.
Ability to start from an initial concept, and work from broad possibilities to specific solutions.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, deadlines, and client/partner needs.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong organizational and communication skills (written, verbal, and visual communications).
Ability to perform work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong knowledge in industry standards, trends, and technical knowledge.
Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team.
Additional experience in photography, videography, animation, illustration, and/or writing is desired, but not required.
In submission please provide:
A link to a portfolio of past design work including flyers, brochures, emails, infographics, and/or ads. Also, while not required for this role, please include any relevant examples of works in photography, videography, animation, illustration, and/or writing.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Ourculture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?