Job Opportunity: Assistant Director of Visual Communication, Center for Academic and Professional Communication, Rice University

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) at Rice University, a multimodal communication center designed on the model of a traditional university writing center, is looking for an assistant director of visual communication. The CAPC provides resources and support tailored for students, faculty, and staff across the campus. The responsibilities of the assistant director of visual communication in the CAPC include developing visual communication related workshops and other resources for faculty and students, consulting with faculty and students on visual projects, organizing a biennial symposium on visual and multimodal communication, helping the CAPC and the Program in Writing and Communication with in-house visual projects, and helping to assess the CAPC’s visual communication efforts. The assistant director of visual communication also may teach a credit-bearing course on visual and multimodal communication per year.

The application deadline is November 6, 2019. To read the full job description and to apply online, click here.

Education required: Master’s degree

Education preferred: PhD degree

Experience preferred:

Related experience in the following areas:

  • Employment or attendance at a Tier 1 research university
  • Experience developing programs in visual and multimodal communication
  • Experience creating training materials for different academic audiences
  • Experience visualizing research and designing figures
  • Experience with event planning

Skills required:

  • Working knowledge of Windows XP/7/8, OSX, and all MS Office Applications
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent written and communications skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with diverse audiences
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work assignments with sustained heavy workload
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with program staff, faculty and course teams and external contractors
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities using established project planning tools and software
  • Substantial knowledge and skills in current educational technologies, software and learning platforms
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)