Company: The Partnership Project
Location: Washington DC, DC
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/11/2021
Expire Date: 07/11/2021
Job Categories: Environmental
The Climate Action Campaign is looking for a creative and flexible graphic designer (2-5 years of experience) to support our branding and stakeholder communications. With guidance from the Senior Directors of Communications and Planning, you will:
Design and develop graphic visuals for plans, presentations, reports, a-newsletters, proposals, email templates, and other collateral materials that keep big picture in mind while telling the visual story
Proactively contribute ideas to the team for content development
Creatively work to enhance the Campaigns internal and external branding in conjunction with the digital communications team
Provide support to the leadership team though project management support, contributing to the creative process, managing deliverable timelines, and other duties as reasonably assigned
Assist the digital communications and planning teams with production of materials including content for web presence
This is an internal design position where approximately 80% of the employees time will spent on internal projects with the remaining 20% going toward ad hoc projects largely in conjunction with the Digital Communications Team.
Who We Are
The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective, unbranded coalitions of national climate, conservation, and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. The Campaign serves as an important center of gravity and convening body for dozens of organizations working together to win the passage of ambitious federal climate policy that is centered on investment, standards, jobs, health, and justice. The Government Affairs Manager is a member of the Coalition Team. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at: http://www.actonclimate.com/.
Who You Are
Your visions would help shape the look, feel, and outcomes for CAC programs and campaigns. You are a creative who is able to keep track of multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work according to changing priorities and campaign needs. A successful candidate for this position is a mission-driven, hardworking, confident individual who has/is:
Two to five years of graphic design experience
Ability to conceptualize illustrations and information design to completion
Experience executing visually engaging digital print and graphic designs
Knowledge of creating digital graphics and branded content and collateral materials to support internal projects that span various departments
Comfortable collaborating interdepartmentally and with other creative stakeholders and consultants
Experience with digital storytelling and rapid content creation
Ability to grow and maintain the CACs brand and style guide
Administer photo selection and file maintenance for graphics
In depth understanding of professional web design standards
Excellent internal communicator including superior writing and copy-editing skills
Ability to work independently, remain flexible, self-motivated and can prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to switch gears at a moments notice
Creative and full of ideas, and knows that paying impeccable attention to the details is what makes all the difference (with close attention to detail, especially with spelling and grammar)
Comfortable sharing ideas, and making suggestions on the spot and soliciting, receiving and implementing feedback
Patient, with a positive attitude and a sense of humor
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (with an emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), Canva and other graphic design software
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Powerpoint,
Proficient in MailChimp, Wix, WordPress or similar website maintenance platforms
Comfortable with video and photo editing and publishing
Experience designing materials to be used on integrated marketing platforms such as Mail Chimp is a plus
Passion for design and promoting progressive issues including environmental issues is a plus but not required
How to Apply
Please visit The Griffin Partnership to submit 2-3 creative work samples shared in PDF or your creative digital portfolio that features high-quality design, creative branding projects, and typography work, cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these questions:
Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these specific questions:
1) Why is it important for you to work for an organization committed to winning the climate crisis?
2) What does it mean for you to have a commitment to social and environmental justice?
3) Tell us about a time when you built rapport with someone under difficult conditions and what did you do to overcome those conditions?
4) Where do you find inspiration?
Successful applicants will receive a phone screen conducted by staff of The Griffin Partnership. The next round of interviews will involve a virtual interview (over Zoom) with members of the Climate Action Campaign Hiring Team. After that interview, finalists will be asked to complete a skills-based exercise. There may be another interview before a successful applicant is chosen. This hiring process is on a fast track and applications may only be accepted for a limited period of time. We hope to have someone start the beginning of July or sooner.
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Sybil R. Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (313) 549-5925.
The Fine Print
This is a fulltime position based in Washington, DC, though our teams are currently working from home due to COVID-19.
The target salary range for this position is $50,000 depending on experience. We offer an excellent benefits package which includes 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off, and a 401k plan.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.