Director of Publications

Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale, FL (30+ days ago)3.9


Manages the development, design, editing, proofreading, photography, and production required for print materials, in addition to digital design as applicable. Manages the university's image by maintaining university graphic identity standards and writing style. Coordinates with the Office of Innovation Information Technology on design and identity issues for internet applications. Ensures compliance with the requirements of external agencies affecting university applications. Develops the services provided by the Office of Publications to meet the growing communications needs of the university. Works with senior administrations when appropriate on university image issues as they pertain to graphic identity standards.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and staff, including hiring, coaching, evaluating, and terminating.

2. Works with marketing representatives and administrators in centers, schools, colleges, and administrative units to understand their objectives and the requirements of their publications. Develops university-wide print solutions in collaboration with public relations, marketing, and advancement staff.

3. Maintains a consistent, uniform university graphic identity, ensuring the accurate consistent usage of the university logo and other graphic elements.

4. Maintains a consistent university writing style as defined in the NSU Style Manual, while developing different voices for applicable audiences.

5. Facilitates the NSU Editorial Board to further internal university communications. Coordinate production on the university-wide publications to create greater awareness and understanding.

6. Provides objective-driven art direction to design staff.

7. Manages the preparation and distribution of of the publications budget.

8. Delegates work assignments to staff and monitor the timely production of all material.

9. Develops a culture of high quality, timeless, and customer responsiveness. Uses client satisfaction survey to obtain feedback on services.

10. Collaborates with procurement to oversee print vendors and ensure appropriate binding procedures to produce highly cost effective publications.

11. Supervises the purchasing of supplies and equipment by working with Procurement Management.

12. Regularly performs outreach to colleges and departments to offer and promote publications design and print services and solutions.

13. Researches and analyzes the potential for additional cost-saving in-house services, which the Office of Publications would provide.

14. Develops policies and procedures to ensure quality control and compliance with standards.

15. Oversees the development and implementation of an information management system to track the 4,000-plus job processed per year.

16. Attends meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serves on committees.

17. Serves on committees, as required.

18. Completes special projects as assigned.

19. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Marginal Job Functions:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge:
1. English Language - Comprehensive knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
2. Communications and Media - Thorough knowledge of media production, visual, verbal, and interactive communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via written, oral, and visual media.
3. Marketing - General knowledge of principles and methods for describing and promoting programs and services in order to achieve desired outcomes.
4. Customer and Personal Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
5. Graphic Design - Working knowledge of graphic design techniques, tools, and principles.

Skills:
1. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
2. Writing - Advanced skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
3. Time Management - Advanced skills in managing one's own time and the time of others.
4. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
5. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
6. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
7. Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
8. Coordination - Advanced skills in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
9. Persuasion - Advanced skills in persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Abilities:
1. Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
2. Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
3. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
4. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
5. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Physical Requirements:
1. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
2. Manual Dexterity - Must be able to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
3. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
4. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.

Job Description

Job Requirements

Required Certifications/Licensures:
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Major (if required):
Required Experience:
1. Ten (10) or more years of experience in advance graphic design.

2. Experience in education publications.

3. Experience in developing and administering budget.

4. Supervisory and management experience required.

5. Experience in purchasing all items and equipment related to graphic design.

6. Knowledge of current technology related to graphic design and production.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree

Is this a safety sensitive position (are applicants potentially subject to drug testing)?

No

Does this position require a criminal background screening?

No

Pre-Employment Conditions

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