Creative Manager, Daniels College of Business

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Marketing / Communications / Media, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving global community of students and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the world’s top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive high rankings and recognition from Businessweek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Position Summary

The University of Denver is seeking an experienced, talented and ambitious Creative Manager for a full-time position in the Office of Communications, Marketing, Graduate Admissions and Events (OCMGAE) at the Daniels College of Business. This person is responsible for executing all brand collateral and stewarding the brand for the College, including but not limited to creating and producing print and digital assets from conception to completion. This is a terrific opportunity to join a dynamic team responsible for the graduate enrollment, brand development, internal and external marketing, internal and external communications, and internal events for the College. The Creative Manager reports to the Senior Director of Marketing of OCMGAE.

Essential Functions

Graphic Design

  • Serve as the primary graphic designer for the College, executing digital ads, print placements, departmental one-pagers, recruiting brochures and more; manage timelines for all design projects
  • Assist in interpreting University brand standards for the College in design pieces
  • Work with/manage contract designers to develop and execute creative for materials while maintaining marketing and brand positioning strategy
  • Design and review logos made by student groups and University-wide units like Entrepreneurship@DU


  • Direct, interpret and maintain brand identity, including the development of new branding guidelines in alignment with the University’s brand
  • Manage swag requests from the departments and work with our vendor to manage inventory and production of College-wide items
  • Oversee the Daniels brand guidelines website
  • Review the design work of internal departments; provide guidance and approvals
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across the College to produce branded pieces
  • Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met
  • Partner with senior director of marketing and the College’s agency of record to execute strategic marketing initiatives and review creative assets

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have strong experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook skills
  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of a brand and its challenges
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituency and staff
  • Strong organizational skills; keen attention to detail
  • Ability to foster a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work effectively while managing multiple projects/priorities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, design or related discipline, or two additional years of relevant work experience
  • 3 years’ experience with graphic design
  • 1 year experience managing a brand
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience with graphic design
  • Project management experience – Wrike is a plus
  • Email marketing tools like Anthology or Emma
  • Experience in a college or university marketing communications environment

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 31, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Portfolio 
4. One-page statement describing your perspective on and approach to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Please share examples from your working past that are illustrative.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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