Graphic Designer at Color Of ChangePosted on: 06/11/2022
### ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a national online force driven by over seven million members, we help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us, moving decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. We activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that we can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Color Of Change was founded in 2005 in response to a profound realization during Hurricane Katrina—as Black people were left stranded on their roofs to die, it was clear that no one was nervous about disappointing Black people because there were no consequences for doing so. Every day, we work to build the infrastructure, leadership, strategies, and savvy that will create consequences for racial injustice, and build momentum for implementing visionary solutions that will move Black people and all people forward. ### TEAM SUMMARY The Marketing & Storytelling team creates and leads the brand and content strategy necessary to translate and advance Color Of Change’s values, vision, and efforts across a broad set of national influencers and grassroots activists. Through various platforms and mediums, the team is responsible for supporting efforts across the organization to deliver on our main promise: provoking the level and frequency of action from our members and allies that will force target decision-makers to take action and thereby achieve real-world impact and lasting, systemic change. The team is also responsible for brand management, strategic content development, content distribution, and high-level media relations. ### POSITION DESCRIPTION We are seeking a talented Graphic Designer with a passion for creating content to motivate and rally people to end racial injustice and who brings the right cultural orientation and creative sensibility for doing so. The Graphic Designer produces high-quality creative concepts and strategies to promote the brand, campaigns, and initiatives of the organization through key channels—social media, websites, presentations, email campaigns, print materials, merchandise, environmental signage, immersive experiences, etc. The Graphic Designer works within our overall design management process and at times works closely with external content and design consultants. The designer is experienced in creating powerful, savvy, on-strategy graphic assets in response to a creative brief, sophisticated brand book, and assessment metrics, as well as in identifying opportunities to increase the efficacy of Color Of Change’s creative content. ### CORE RESPONSIBILITIES * Design campaign-related digital assets (graphics, basic motion graphics, photography, basic illustration) per design assignments in a timely and often rapid manner * Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts for various initiatives–and for general organizational promotion/engagement * Create or edit other graphics as needed, including website content, presentations, internal communications templates, infographics, icons, newsletters, merch, and other collateral * Integrate contemporary and/or audience-specific design trends into design work, and evolve the overall breadth of execution against the brand book * Manage the organization (storage and security) of all design assets and project outputs * Work with vendors and consultants such as other designers, copy editors, and printers * Track and coordinate design assignments, coordinate billing and ordering of relevant materials and supplies and provide follow-up where needed * Travel when needed for staff gatherings or team retreats ### QUALIFICATIONS: **Essential** * A minimum of 3-5 years of experience producing savvy graphic design and digital media * Advanced proficiency with the full Adobe CS, as well as related design/content software * Portfolio highlighting demonstrated ability to take a project from concept to completion and to create effective/strategic content per stated goals * Mastery in designing for various required specs (websites, social platforms, etc.) * Cultural savvy, sensitivity, and instincts appropriate for Color Of Change * A keen understanding of design for accessibility, inclusive photography, and other visuals to represent a broad spectrum of people * Experience with strong project management protocols and working on tight timelines * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and sharp attention to detail * Professionalism regarding time, costs, and deadlines * Demonstrated alignment with COC’s mission and campaigns, and an interest in deepening your commitment to racial justice and building a career in impact * An entrepreneurial spirit, adaptability, and a positive attitude **Desirable** * Experience with social media marketing and digital engagement strategies, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, digital ads, and TikTok * Ability to develop full and strong creative and design concepts from scratch * Ability to work well with a wide array of diverse individuals across age, race, socioeconomic, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other lines * Enjoys working independently, as well as on a team ### MORE INFORMATION **Union Position:** Yes **Location:** Washington, D.C., New York, NY, Oakland, CA, or Los Angeles, CA ### HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume, COC-specific cover letter, and a link to your portfolio. Applications will be received on a rolling basis. ### COMPENSATION This is a full-time, exempt position**. The salary for the Graphic Designer position is $76,000.** Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package. Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.