Senior Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Jobs for the Future

About JFF: 

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.


About the position: 

Jobs for the Future (JFF) is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to join our growing centralized Marketing & Communications (MarComms) team. The Senior Designer will contribute to our evolving efforts to be a strategic partner to JFF’s business units, while simultaneously producing a wide range of digital and print content. 

Reporting to the Director of Digital, the Senior Designer will work in close collaboration with our program units to further elevate JFF’s brand by acting as an ambassador, providing strategic thought partnership on design and branding, all while producing high-quality work consistent with JFF’s brand guidelines. They will ensure our collateral (print, video, digital, etc.) support and advance the goals of JFF’s mission and brand.   

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment and excels in managing projects both independently and collaboratively. Given JFF’s continued growth and expansion, you will have a significant impact on the success of a well-established and scaling organization that works at the intersection of education and workforce development, in partnership with hundreds of organizations across sectors and industries. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys collaborating with different teams while supporting a larger nonprofit design effort.


What you’ll do:

Production Design and Project Management 

Collaborate with program units to design and produce a high volume of content that will be seen and leveraged by thousands of external stakeholders to advance JFF’s mission and strategic priorities.
Work with the program and communications teams on the development of creative content for various initiatives, including publications, reports, and policy briefs, infographics, social media graphics, email and landing page content, events collateral, and more. 
Design and update templates for digital content, collateral, presentations, and email. 
Collaborate across various internal teams in an adaptive environment, acting as a partner, consultant, and executor on creative vision, design and execution.
Coordinate and manage work with external design firms and freelancers to support on-time and on-budget delivery of projects.
Support design review and quality control across projects as needed. 
Strategic Design Consultation 

Partner strategically with our marketing and communications team in leading our design thinking and contribute to executing and innovating our print and digital strategy across the organization.
Support the development of the Executive team’s communications materials, e.g. PowerPoint presentations, graphics, funder collateral.
Brand Management 

Be an expert and internal influencer on print and digital marketing trends. 
Work collaboratively with JFF’s editorial and creative services team to ensure branding, messaging and style guideline alignment.
Collaborate with other design team colleagues/resources to implement ongoing organizational training on how to leverage our brand effectively.
Use your excellent design skills and your understanding of creative integrity to reinforce JFF’s brand at every point of contact and bring fresh direction and insight to the team while maintaining defined design standards. 

Who you are:

You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission and the ability to apply JFF’s core values to all areas of your work.
You come with 5+ years of experience in creative design, event marketing or other related roles in which you have played a role in influencing design vision and execution; interactive design experience is a strong plus.
You have a strong understanding of design principles and typography and are proficient in designing social cards, email assets, web graphics and publication templates.
You come with proficiency in Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) and Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel); experience with video production or animation is a plus.
You have experience using digital marketing solutions and content management systems such as HubSpot and are proficient in HTML and CSS.
You have created design content for ADA compliance/accessibility across both print and digital media.
You have experience creating designs to promote events (virtually and in person).
You are a flexible self-starter with the ability to seamlessly pivot between being an individual contributor and working in close collaboration with teammates and cross-functional stakeholders; you know when to pull in others for their expertise and how to manage up and across in order to complete projects.
You are detail oriented and an excellent problem solver with strong organizational skills.
You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
You build positive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work
You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives and data to inform your work.
You demonstrate a growth mindset and a desire to continuously improve in your work.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF: 

JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, JFF strongly encourages people impacted by the criminal legal system to apply.


To apply: 

We are accepting applications through 05/04/2022. Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed and candidates will receive updates on their candidacy by the week of 05/09/2022.


Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders. 


All JFF employees are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been requested and a reasonable accommodation approved.  


JFF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and skills. 


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