Details: The annual salary for this position will fall within a range of $45,760 - $52,260, commensurate with experience.
Associate Graphic Designer
Reports to: Communications Director
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Los Angeles, CA
ABOUT GREEN DOT
Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.
Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.
The Associate Graphic Designer will collaborate with multiple departments to concept and design compelling communication materials for internal and external audiences, ensuring integration with overall marketing and brand strategy. Responsible for drafting, developing and producing a wide array of electronic and print media. These include internal documents and templates, posters, banners, web content and communication pieces, as well as edited photo and video assets.
This is a graphic design and production position, which requires coordinating with various types of vendors (requesting price quotes, placing orders, managing print jobs, etc.). Green Dot Public Schools is growing and this is a creative services team; the position requires the willingness and ability to take on a wide variety of marketing tasks in a fast-paced environment.
> Manage several concurrent projects for multiple stakeholders at once, from ideation through conception, design, and production.
> Serve as an evangelist for our mission, brand, and content through thought leadership, creativity, and design.
> Conceptualize and execute design solutions that are strategic, fresh, compelling, appropriate for our target audiences, consistent with Green Dot’s brand image, and raise the bar for design excellence.
> Produce graphic art and visual materials for various print and digital projects, including brochures, banners, posters, t-shirts, web assets, HTML emails, etc. as needed.
> Develop a system of branded templates for regional entities, schools, and individual programs.
> Illustrate icons, characters, mascots, and other material according to project specifications
> Edit photography according to the Green Dot brand standards, retouching and adding visual elements as needed.
> Provide design expertise and assists in marketing support for the entire organization.
> Curate, organize and maintain imagery and graphic elements for organization-wide use, in adherence with brand standards.
> Collaborate and contribute to the design process through participation in creative discussion, contributing input on the overall look of marketing materials, and seeking inspiration through research of design trends and key markets.
> Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize multiple projects in order to meet deadlines.
> Contribute to the marketing goals and objectives by ensuring tasks and projects are completed error free and on time.
This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to local school sites (as needed).
> Degree in Graphic Design/Multimedia/Communications Design, or equivalent.
> Minimum two years professional graphic design experience or professional training.
> Excellent eye for design, typography, color, visual composition and layout.
> Experience with multiple creative disciplines such as web design, photography and video editing preferred.
> Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat).
> Advanced knowledge of Mac platform / OS X required.
> Working knowledge of the printing process and specifications, including production and rendering methods, four-color printing process, digital production, and pre-press delivery formats.
> Thorough understanding of the design process, and working knowledge of digital photography and videography.
> Ability to work in a team environment, willing to work additional hours to meet set deadlines, and have strong attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
> Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Apps
> Must have a creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense, and must be able to present and explain ideas to colleagues.
> Must have a strong desire to learn and grow professionally
> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
> Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/
(please include a digital portfolio link). Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position immediately.
Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.