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Graphic Designer

Location: Remote or Ashburn, VA.

 

Salary Range: $52,102 - $61,297

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

 

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is actively seeking a forward-thinking and creative person to fill our Graphic Designer position.

This position will be responsible for creating visual concepts, layouts and graphic designs for print, email, web, mobile and other digital platforms to support the promotion of NRPA’s programs and services to our membership. The ideal candidate must possess graphic design, web design and layout skills, and be creative and flexible. This individual must also demonstrate an acute attention to detail and be able to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines in a fast-paced setting. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that visual concept development, layout and design are within the parameters of NRPA’s brand identity and standards.  
  • Create visual concepts of varying types that match the content and the image requested by stakeholders, including properly preparing documents for print or web.  
  • Manage assigned creative projects from concept to completion, including handling relationships with outside vendors. 
  • Design direct-mail campaigns, logos, brochures, flyers, posters, print and digital advertisements, conference resources and other marketing and publishing materials. 
  • Design web page concepts and implement them into HTML/CSS web pages through a content management system.


Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Communications, or related equivalent experience.

·      3-5 years of experience in a graphic or visual design position.

·      A website portfolio or physical portfolio showcasing design experience (do not apply without a portfolio).

·      Previous experience using email marketing platforms and social media platforms.

·      Highly proficient in the current Adobe Creative Suite software, including InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro.

·      Must be able to work with the design software on a PC. Must be proficient in MSWord, PowerPoint and Excel. Must be willing to learn new software as it becomes available.

·      Knowledge of Prepress and printing standards. File preparation for web/digital vs. print requirements.

·      Expertise in print magazine publishing preferred.

·      Familiarity with a wide range of other design, web and multimedia software and applications, including Keynote and animation software, a plus.

·      Web design/development experience, including webpage layout, email design, HTML and CSS coding, and CMS experience (EpiServer preferred). 

·      Experience with creating/editing videos a strong preference, but not required. 

·      Capable of synthesizing feedback and applying recommendations to creative projects. 

·      Ability to manage deadlines, prioritize projects and work in a collaborative setting.

·      Creativity, attention to detail and writing skills are all key to the position.

·      Flexibility in a fast-paced environment.

·      Must be willing to travel up to 10 days per year.

 

Job Title                                                            

Graphic Designer

Location: Remote or Ashburn, VA.

 

Salary Range: $52,102 - $61,297

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 4, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$52,102 - $61,297

Benefits

To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, and more. NRPA also offers a competitive Heath benefits package, generous PTO program where employees accrue 26 days of paid time per year, parental leave, and retirement and savings benefits.

To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148, United States

How to Apply

Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position: 

·      Resume

·      Cover Letter detailing your background and description how your experience and education would make you a successful candidate for this position (limit 2 pages). 


Applicants will first be evaluated on the completeness and qualifications of application materials. Qualified applicants will then be invited for a phone screen and selected applicants will be invited to an in-person interview. Finalists will be required to submit references for a reference and background check.  

Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position: 

·      Resume

·      Cover Letter detailing your…

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