Creative Director

Up&Up - Greenville, SC

Full-timeEstimated: $85,000 - $110,000 a year
The Creative Director serves as a creative force and critical leader at Up&Up. As a leader, you are using research and brand strategy to inform creative. At the end of the day, the creative you produce brings clarity to what the client wants to tell the world.

What We Do

Up&Up is the only agency that creates brand experiences for universities who are unafraid of change, exhilarated by innovation, and desire to stand apart in a time when the competition for students and alumni dollars is growing from all sides and the perceived value of a college degree is being challenged. Our work heightens brand awareness, boosts applications, attracts better students & helps retain them, grows alumni engagement, and makes the case for donors to give.

Who We Are and What We Value

At Up&Up, we're an agency that impacts the greater good. We get things done. We solve problems that are impossible to solve. And we want everyone to win. We call that being Tenacious, a Resolutionist and serving The Greater Good. We also believe we haven't arrived, and there's something to learn each and every day. We call what we are, a Conscious Culture. We believe there's a different and a better way to do business. Primarily, that's being transparent, vulnerable and showing up as your true self vs. your work persona. It's about the journey, with the destination for you and our company to be the best we can absolutely be. Our conscious culture is committed to being radically responsible, curious and candid. But that's just the beginning of the rabbit hole. If you're open to being challenged, learning and discovering and revealing more about yourself than you thought was possible, then this might just be the place for you. We're interested in the real you, and we're willing to show you the real us.

If you think this is you, then please, read on.

Role Overview & Responsibilities

You will work and play well with internal teammates, be open to feedback, and focus on doing great creative while meeting the objectives of the clients and Up&Up. What this role isn't for: Your typical egotistical Creative Director. We aren't solely here to get our creative ya-yas, to win awards or earn the respect and adoration of our peers. Nor are we here to simply entertain our own creative urges or try something new just because "it's cool" with disregard to budgets, client objectives or the agency's needs. We're here to help bring clarity and let the world know about what our clients have to offer. In the end, we're here guide people to make informed decisions that make a positive ripple effect on hundreds if not thousands of lives. So park your ego. Here, creative is an important means to an end, but it's not the end. The end is accomplishing our clients' objectives working with the client and the team that's going after the same thing: to make a difference in people's lives.

To be successful in this role, you'll work closely with the project management team and the account management team on project workflow. You will play a vital role in successfully serving Up&Up's higher education clients. The right person for this role will embody the Up&Up culture of learning. You are tenacious, solution-oriented, and committed to bringing fresh new ideas, playing a key role in catapulting Up&Up into a leading name in the industry.

Key Responsibilities

Grow and develop Up&Up's creative capabilities as an agency, leading to meaningful new business as well as additional business from existing clients.
Ideate and work closely with other internal teams, resulting in the most creative solutions and best possible overall client deliverables.
Lead, inspire, and develop the creative team, leading and coaching the team to increasingly produce groundbreaking work and feel more confident in their skill sets and capabilities.

7-10 years total experience at a brand / marketing / digital agency
Proficient in managing the creative development process in a client-services environment
Provide clear, creative direction
Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels, both internal and client-facing
Skills in using resources effectively and efficiently; reliable work habits; ability to organize and self-direct execution of tasks/duties
Portfolio of Award-winning work
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite of products
Bachelor Degree or greater

401(k) Match
15 Days of PTO + 12 days of Paid Holidays (yeah, that's over a month off)
Short Term/Long Term Disability
Cool office environment, located in the West End of Greenville
Leadership Development Training
Professional Development Budget

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference and join an agency with the purpose to impact people's lives-including yours. We're looking for a motivated Creative Director that is as passionate about building a great team and agency as we are. Please note, this position is for Greenville, SC, and relocation is required. Greenville is a midlevel market. Please, only apply if you have at least 7 years of work experience, you feel your values are consistent with ours and you meet the requirements of the position.