SCAD Savannah seeks a full-time executive director of interactive services to lead and manage an award-winning team of designers, content creators and development professionals.
In this role, you will oversee a creative team that conceptualizes, builds, and maintains the web, app, and interactive experiences for a multitude of SCAD initiatives. You will lead all planning and execution for the university’s digital presence; collaborate with content strategists, designers, internal partners, and developers to coordinate web strategy, UI design, and other web-related duties; and create the annual interactive plan for SCAD. You will lead creative processes, collaborating with other creative directors to deliver true, 360-degree marketing and engagement campaigns. You will also interact with external digital agencies on behalf of the university to ensure success based on established benchmarks. Supervisory responsibilities include providing vision and direction in alignment with the university’s mission; interviewing, assisting with hiring, and training staff; and measuring and reviewing employee performance, among others.
The successful candidate is a creative professional with a track record of the concepting, designing and building interactive products. This standout leader understands the complex array of technical constraints, user goals, and business requirements that can shape a product. The candidate should demonstrate exceptional management, motivation, and analytical acumen, as well as stellar communication, presentation, and organizational skills. Brand-building experience and an enthusiasm for emerging technologies is a must. Proficiency with the technical and informational architecture of intricate and scalable web apps, media products, web technology, and mobile devices is also essential. The candidate should also have experience designing simple and intuitive user interfaces and the ability to create examples through wireframes and mockups. In addition to remarkable design skills, the candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment and stay abreast of changes to the interactive landscape — including how those trends might affect SCAD.
- 10 or more years of relevant professional experience
- Portfolio of work that includes web design, mobile apps, AR, VR, other interactive experiences and process deliverables (e.g., personas, wireframes, designs)
- B.A. or B.S. in interactive design, web design, communication design, or related discipline (master’s degree preferred)