Creative Associate/Graphic Designer

Job Type

Full Time



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1012 14th Street Northwest
suite 1500
District of Columbia
United States


SAMS is looking for a full-time “Creative Associate” position to join the Communications team. The Creative Associate – Graphic Design is responsible for creating and maintaining online elements of the Syrian American Medical Society in order to further the mission of the organization and optimize online presence. The Creative Associate – Graphic Design will be primarily responsible for creating visual media, including graphics and short videos, for use in marketing campaigns, social media, SAMS website and other communications initiatives. The successful candidate should think creatively and be able to translate a concept into a graphic.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Takes the lead in designing and formatting resources and materials including;

o   Print graphics such as brochures, print ads, flyers and posters

o   Digital graphics such as web based graphics, email graphics, and social media graphics

o   Video graphics such as motion graphics

  • Assists in managing and updating the SAMS website backend
  • Assists in SAMS social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram content creation and management
  • Collaborates with the other departments on online fundraising, materials for SAMS conferences, medical missions, and advocacy campaigns.
  • Under the supervision of the Communications and Media Manager, assist in creating integrated, multi-channeled, and interactive online initiatives to maximize online engagement.
  • Manages the creative process for online fundraising and advocacy campaign, including creation of copy and artwork for all digital fundraising campaigns
  • Work in collaboration with the Communications and Program Information Coordinator, design presentations, annual reports, and infographics.
  • Design and order collaterals
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years of professional graphic design and video editing
  • Demonstrated proficiency in graphic design and video editing
  • Knowledge of multimedia design and programming
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Demonstrated success in creative email and online design
  • Understanding of web design best practices
  • Strong understanding of programming languages and Adobe Suite. 

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to collaborate to implement projects and achieve results.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Arabic language is preferred, but not required. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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