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Creative Services Manager

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Vitamin T's client is a non-profit institution of hire education and a leader in on-campus and online education.

They are seeking a Creative Services manager to over see the planning, development, and production of the client's system communications. This position coordinates the research and development of a wide range of multimedia, electronic and/or printed graphic materials and campaigns and is an integral element of an operation that functions as an in-house full service creative agency.

This position has a heavy volume of print traffic and print production project management and some digital, and use of project management software: Central Desktop or Basecamp is necessary.

- On-site in La Jolla
- Corporate culture
- Pay is $30/hr or $65K + depending on role
- Temp to perm (ideally 40 hours a week for 3 months, before conversion to salary employee)
- Start date: 9/2/14 - interviewing ASAP

· Initiates, coordinates and oversees the University’s communications operations to include the timely, efficient and cost effective deployment, design, development, scheduling, trafficking, buying, production and printing of more than 1200 print, multimedia and Web communications yearly including effective, competitive and creative sales and marketing collateral.

· Establishes and maintains good working relationships internally and externally to communicate departmental capabilities and support the communication efforts of University regions, schools and departments and to enhance internal operations, improve quality of services and offerings and to communicate with students and the community.

· Manages central Communications budget; oversees expenditures, negotiation of mutually beneficial agreements with vendors and acts to reduce or contain costs. Monitors and establishes departmental production, record keeping and reporting procedures needed for efficiency and effectiveness.

· Manages and supervises design and production staff in the design and production of all projects. Maintains knowledge of the status of all projects and provides reports to the Director of Communications. Supervises daily schedule of office staff.

· Assigns projects to designers, assigns and manages timelines, budget constraints and printing specifications.

· Identify, bid, negotiate, track and manage vendor services and manufacturing processes including but not limited to printing, imprinting, photographic, graphic design, multimedia, web and mail. Ensure that buyouts are of high quality, and client expectations and deadlines are met.

· Estimate manufacturing costs. Recommend best quality, cost and time efficient formats and options and provide guidance and instruction to production staff and vendors.

· Coordinate collateral distribution to internal clients. Monitor usage, recommend printing quantities to clients. Manage inventory and maintain adequate levels of University-wide collateral.

· Bachelor’s degree in business, or liberal arts preferred or equivalent educational experience.

· 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in print and electronic communications, graphics or advertising/marketing with at least 3 years’ experience managing budgets and supervising full-time professional staff.

· Conversant with current practices in educational and marketing materials as well as leading edge approaches to design and production.

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