Graphic Designer

(5-month position with potential for transition to full-time employee)

Location: Remote
Salary: $30 - $35/hour based on experience

Status: Hourly, Part-Time

Start Date: September 19, 2022 - end of February 2023

 

Position Description

Systems Change Strategies (SCS) is looking for an in-house graphic designer to join our team. This is a temporary position, but depending on performance and capacity, a full-time offer of employment may be extended at the end of the term. SCS exclusively works with mission driven non-profits, governmental entities, and campaigns that align with our values of helping people and creating positive impact in the communities we serve.

 

This is a part-time graphic design role with some web design and social media management depending on the experience of the candidate. The selected candidate will be responsible for designing and coordinating the production of print and digital materials including (but not limited to) mailers, billboards, bus advertisements, informational handouts, door hangers, social media advertisements, infographics, icons, proposal documents for Systems Change Strategies and its clients.

 

Part of this work will also likely include managing social media accounts for clients, in addition to developing design content for those same clients. Typically, our clients use Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

Depending on the candidate's experience and comfort, they may also be asked to perform front-end web design for client websites using graphic user interface (GUI) site management platforms such as Wix, Squarespace, and Wordpress.

 

The selected candidate will be expected to participate in team meetings, draft concepts, work with team members and clients to deliver timely work products.

 

This position offers a great mix of creative and more conventional design work, from developing whole visual identities and advertising campaigns to creating informational documents and proposals. It’s a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their skills in graphic design and digital marketing working on high-impact projects for a mission driven organization.

 

SCS is a fully-remote company, although our client base is primarily located in Rhode Island and the company operates on Eastern Time.

 

Primary Duties

  • Design and produce print and digital products.

  • Website design.

  • Social media management.

  • Work with SCS project managers and clients to understand their design and marketing needs.

  • Creative design work.

 

Requirements:

  • B.A. or near completion in a relevant field of study or relevant work experience equivalent (3-4 years doing design work).

  • Ability to understand and follow brand guidelines

  • Familiarity with popular social media platforms and best practices

  • Photography and photo editing skills.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Experience with Adobe Suite products.

 

Nice to Haves, but Not Necessary:

  • Comfort using Google Apps for Business products.

  • Familiarity with digital ad purchasing in social media and/or streaming.

  • Familiarity with user interface design (css, html, javascript, ruby, etc). 

  • Video and audio editing abilities.

  • Familiarity with Wix, Squarespace, and/or Wordpress and Divi.

  • Familiarity with Rhode Island and/or progressive politics.

  • Located in or connection to Rhode Island.

  • In addition to English, fluency in Spanish is desirable; or other languages spoken in Rhode Island (e.g., Mandarin, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, etc.) .