Job Summary: The Graphic Designer serves at the direction of the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, in close coordination with the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager and Art Director, and is responsible for delivering design solutions to all branded media for website, social media, mobile, video, and print projects. The graphic designer will create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate the Roundtable’s various audiences.
Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Coordinate with the Digital Marketing Coordinator to design graphics and imagery for the Roundtable’s new websites (main, Philanthropy magazine, Almanac of American Philanthropy, Alliance for Charitable Reform).
• Create interesting infographics for use on all social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram) for each of the Roundtable’s accounts (main, Philanthropy magazine, Alliance for Charitable Reform).
• Coordinate with the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager and the Event Marketing Coordinator to design branding systems (logos etc.) for marketing materials and communications templates (both electronic and print) for Roundtable events, including materials needed on-site during event execution, that creatively adhere to the Roundtable’s brand standards.
• Assist with the creation of presentation templates for staff expert speaking engagements.
• Format images for print and website use, and work with the Art Director on photography needs.
• Work with the Art Director to update the organization’s Brand Manual and enforce it.
• Utilize current and future design trends and adhere to fundamental design principles.
• Handle typography, formatting, and project revisions; package final products in the format needed for uploading to digital platforms or for sending to printer.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in design, art, or related field required.
Experience: At least two (2) years of experience in digital design (web, social media, mobile, email) and print design of marketing materials such as event promotions, brochures, direct mail, etc.
Computer: Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bridge. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. Mac or PC based on designer’s preference.
• Knowledge of popular digital operating systems, social media platforms, screen resolutions, and pixel densities
• Ability to keep up with changing platform-specific technical requirements and platform guidelines
• A proven passion for design, constant learning and an interest in self-teaching
• Past work samples that demonstrate the ability to create visually appealing promotional graphics
• Creatively design within existing styles and branding but think outside the box when need be
• Experience working with or managing outside vendors and contractors
• Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the Marketing and Communications team and the broader Roundtable team
• Capacity to bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to promote The Philanthropy Roundtable’s message and brand
• Demonstrated ability to take ownership of a project, identify a plan, understand available resources, and execute
• Ability to respond quickly to issues and opportunities
• Organized and able to locate digital files as needed
• Attention to details and strict adherence to deadlines and deliverables
Please apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and work samples* to:
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
The Philanthropy Roundtable
*applicants who do not supply examples of their work or a link to their portfolios will not be considered