Creative Director - Brand (MCL) at Mayo ClinicPosted on: 02/13/2021
If you are an agency creative who wants to flex your skills in more meaningful ways, we’re talking to you. If you’re tired of the soul-sucking grind and the shallow emptiness of the sell, and want to actually make a real difference in people’s lives, we’re talking to you. If you want to wield your powers for good—yep, talking to you. If any of this is ringing true, take a closer look at the internal creative agency at Mayo Clinic. You will join a completely remote yet highly capable team, and support our innovative, meaningful brand while literally working from anywhere. You will push, stretch, and elevate the creative so it accurately reflects the world-class medical care that can be found at Mayo Clinic. You will collaborate with like-minded team members to find opportunity and solve problems. You’ll probably have a laugh or two. And you’ll feel good about the work you do every day, and the people you are able to help. A commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to the growth and development of our team. Our differences are what make us more capable of connecting with our audience in authentic ways. Are you who we are looking for? Be part of a department and an organization built on teamwork, innovation, mutual respect, and equity for all. It truly will be a life-changing career. This Creative Director-Brand position will support priorities within Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Creative Director – Brand is responsible for overseeing specific portfolios and service lines, and will be the consistent creative presence and relationship in all projects. In addition to internal oversight, the creative director will provide strategic and innovative creative direction to external agency and production partners, and must have excellent communication skills. The Creative Director will ensure brand consistency and strategic alignment with organizational goals. This role will be a hands-on, working creative, in addition to managing projects and service lines. * 10 years of relevant experience in design, advertising, or a related industry. * Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. ** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program** * Bachelor’s Degree preferred. * 3 years of supervisory experience in a creative position preferred. * An established portfolio of elevated design concepts demonstrating expertise in a range of creative mediums and large integrated campaigns. * Agency experience strongly preferred. Creative Director – Brand should be a strategic thinker, and capable doer. Must be self-motivated, and adept at managing their own workload and maintaining awareness of the workloads of the greater team. Must be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously and deliver within the designated timelines, while maintaining high standards for execution, accuracy, and attention to detail. Must have a proven history of managing teams and projects. Must be a thought-leader with the ability to evangelize and sell brand concepts from initiation to completion, and have the ability to pivot quickly while keeping goals front and center. Must be versed in big brand theory. Must have a strategic understanding of the creative role in marketing, combining business and aesthetic goals in developing new and effective approaches to complex design problems, turning ideas into tangible form. Should demonstrate strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience in digital, video, and other creative and communications disciplines required, as well as a proven track record as a market-leading photo art director from concept to planning to completion. Must possess team growing and building skills including hands-on mentorship, setting and enforcing high design and performance expectations, and driving the appropriate and personalized professional development of all team members. Must have a desire to mentor, offer guidance and encouragement for individual development, and a learning environment. Should be comfortable working within established brand guidelines while continuing to find new and interesting ways to express the brand within those guidelines. Must understand and defend the importance of brand consistency, and have a wide personal frame of reference in areas of design, culture, media, and arts. Must be a consistent, accountable team player who leads by positive example insuring solid chemistry, and has zero ego or attitude. Requires a driven work ethic, a responsibility to the brand, and a desire to contribute to the collaborative culture at Mayo Clinic. Must have a passion for creative innovation, and a demonstrated ability to drive new ideas and bring in new concepts or methodologies and/or efficiencies. Being a nice person is non-negotiable. This is a telework position.