Visual Communications Associate
February 21, 2023
March 31, 2023
The Marketing & Communications Department at CHRIS 180 helps to tell CHRIS 180’s story to its audiences and stakeholders across all types of media, from online to print.
The Visual Communications Associate will support the Marketing & Communications Team in telling the CHRIS 180 brand story visually across internal and external communications platforms, online and in print.
Under the creative direction and general supervision of the Visual Communications Manager, the Visual Communications Associate will work within established brand guidelines to produce creative assets that support the organization’s mission, including, but not limited to graphics for email, websites, social media and outdoor banners, flyers, presentations, publications and more. Additional growth opportunities and assignments may be granted with consistent demonstrated experience.
This role requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment within a people-centered social services non-profit. Feedback from the organization’s stakeholders will be provided by the Visual Communications Manager, in order to move projects forward and help the Visual Communications Associate develop their skillset. The ability to multi-task, and still meet critical deadlines is a must.
Work Environment: Hybrid work schedule with core work hours.
Role and Responsibilities:
The primary duties of this role include, but are not limited to the following:
60% Digital collateral design and development
30% Print collateral design, development & editing (signage, invitations, programs, etc.); presentation design
10% Brainstorming sessions, information gathering
Execute design concepts and adhere to creative direction from the beginning to the end of each project.
Work independently once the creative direction has been provided
Communicate project status with the project lead. Produce graphics to meet specified size and format for print, web, and video and prepare design files for print vendors.
Participate in brainstorming, ideation, and sketching sessions with team members
Complete design work, send proofs/samples to appropriate internal customer for review/approval and prepare design files for print vendors
Stay up to date on industry trends, techniques, software updates, events and training that may enhance the Visual Communications Associate’s skillset and benefit the team
Minimum 2 years experience in a graphic design role, either in-house or with an agency
Portfolio demonstrating competency in designing for online, digital, and print platforms
Ability to complete a timed design exercise (No applicant work will be used by the company)
Demonstrated proficiency with current graphic design software, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Strong working knowledge of font families, typefaces, and image file management formats. Strong layout, typography, spot colors and design
Strong working knowledge of file preparation for web, email, video, and print media.
Working knowledge of web design fundamentals (HTML/HTML5 knowledge) and experience working with WordPress, Wix or Squarespace
Self-motivated, deadline-driven, organized, and accountable. Ability to follow creative direction and work with minimal supervision when necessary
Well-developed communication skills including the ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to others
Attention to detail (Proofreads/checks own work for typos or grammatical errors)
Open to constructive feedback, continuous improvement
Cultural sensitivity and understanding of diversity
Passion for CHRIS 180's mission
Video editing and photography skills are a plus, but not necessary
Travel: Less than 20%; Restricted to the Metro Atlanta area
Hybrid schedule: This position typically works Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm but may occasionally be needed for event support on select evening hours or weekends.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 20 pounds.