Associate Director, Design

Posted by
Climate Power
Washington, D.C., DC
Published 28 days ago

Climate Power has an immediate opening for an Associate Design Director to help manage and execute the organization’s visual brand identity as well as day-to-day design production and delivery. In collaboration with their team members, they will ensure Climate Power’s visuals amplify the organization’s priorities, cohesively express Climate Power’s brand identity, and inspire key audiences to act.

Climate Power is an independent strategic communications and paid media operation focused on building the political will and public support for bold climate action. Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, Climate Power integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and paid media to influence the national conversation, embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate action, and expose climate deniers and their oil and gas lobby allies.


  • Work with the entire creative team and manage the Design Associate to execute design projects from concept to delivery.
  • Direct and execute digital design content against Climate Power's overall brand objectives and a wide range of issue specific campaigns.
  • Demonstrate an investment in efficient brand systems, and in understanding the intersection of policy, advocacy, branding and storytelling.
  • Rely on a strong understanding of branding, typography, and communication design to ensure the highest-quality output, brand consistency, and creative story-telling, across all visual expressions of the Climate Power platform.
  • Work with Climate Power’s Managing Creative Director and Design Associate to brainstorm concepts, draft content, and address creative feedback to ship social media graphics, data visualizations, event materials, email templates, factsheets, and more on tight deadlines.
  • Closely follows trends in design, political, non-profit branding and marketing.
  • Develop and manage naming and design file management system optimized for remote work environment and rapid response. 
  • Refresh visual brand standards across all existing and emerging expressions of the Climate Power identity.
  • Develop and carry out visual brand identity onboarding for all new Climate Power team members.
  • Manage vendors and Design Associate to meet the design needs of entire Climate Power organization.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of how to work collaboratively to develop high-quality, creative solutions that visualize messaging, tell compelling stories, and inspire key audiences to act.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening a visual identity system and ensuring consistency across all brand expressions.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work efficiently and independently in a very fast-paced, nimble environment under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to give and receive creative feedback.
  • Invested in optimizing workflow and improving output.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extremely well organized with superior attention to detail.
  • Experience managing design teams and projects and keeping them on track.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor, and ability to work well on a team.
  • A strong portfolio of design and branding work.
  • High-level expertise in the Adobe suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is required.
  • Experience in motion graphics, photography, illustration, and web development are a plus, but not required. 

This full time exempt position reports to Climate Power’s Managing Director for Creative.  

Climate Power is a fiscally sponsored project of Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) and Fund for a Better Future (FBF). RLF and FBF are equal opportunity employers and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. 

Pay for this position is commensurate with experience and responsibilities. The salary range for this position starts at $96,000. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, and generous paid time off.

Climate Power has an immediate opening for an Associate Design Director to help manage and execute the organization’s visual brand identity as well as day-to-day design production and delivery. In collaboration with their team members…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Washington, D.C., DC, USA

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