Water For People | Designer


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July 7, 2020


The Designer is a mid-level position that advances Water For People’s global brand identity through outstanding development, execution, and management of creative materials for audiences across the U.S. and internationally.

This is a hybrid role, mixing tactical production expertise with create-from-scratch, high quality graphic design. In addition to core design responsibilities, the position also requires a healthy understanding of creative strategy, photography/video management, and social media production design. There will be periodic needs for fresh creative ideation, including seasonal campaigns, events, branding, sub-brands, and corporate partner programs.

The Designer works on a wide range of design initiatives. Projects could include the creation of assets such as logos; page layouts for website (story pages, landing and donation pages, user interaction, ecommerce); PowerPoint presentations; email templates; social media graphics; seasonal campaign materials; advertisements; internal communications; collateral such as handouts, fact sheets, mailers and brochures; and strategic documents such as annual reports.

• Delivers high quality design and flawless production of digital and print visual communication assets
• Champions the Water For People brand identity to internal and external audiences, ensuring consistency across all channels
• Manages and updates organization’s visual asset library (Brandfolder)
• Develops versioning of campaigns, asset collection, donor communications, and marketing materials from start to finish, including conceptualization, project management, design, production, and implementation
• Maintains creative processes for asset collection including managing and prepping photographers and videographers with shot lists and photo/video briefs, prepping Water For People staff for asset collection, overseeing consent process, and managing post-production of assets
• Researches, manages, and provides direction to all contracted designers, production artists, and outside vendors as needed, including photographers, videographers, illustrators, and printers

• Connect to Mission – Embrace the Water For People mission and works to align tasks to support mission; aligns own behavior with the needs or priorities of the organization and
demonstrates commitment to the mission; show respect and composure, publicly admit mistakes and commit to learn
• Manage through Ambiguity – Deal comfortably with uncertainty; effectively cope with change; can decide and act without having the total picture; balance thinking with action
• Demonstrate Cultural Awareness – Understand and value different perspectives while looking for the common ground; recognize and respect diversity through words and actions; effectively interact, work, and develop relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds
• Action-oriented – Set priorities and takes action; has an unwavering commitment to delivering quality work products; recognize needs or opportunities to act; maintain an attitude of open, curious and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise
• Sense of Team – Create partnerships and effective working teams; consciously use the informal structures, dynamics and culture of an organization to get things done; actively share and seek input in decision-making from appropriate sources; show others how their objectives align with own, getting past individual bias; invest in building relationships with others

• Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, or equivalent work experience
• 3 years of professional graphic design experience
• A portfolio that demonstrates exceptional visual design skills, conceptual thinking, brand and identity building, problem-solving, web, social, and print production expertise
• Experience in designing for business objectives and receiving, interpreting, and enhancing work through iterative feedback
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, and strong prioritization skills
• Keen eye for design, layout, typography and all things creative, both digital and print
• Ability to internalize complex and technical concepts quickly and create compelling design solutions
• Experience creating data visualizations and infographics for a range of audiences
• Demonstrated ability to work on several concurrent projects and juggle the demands of competing priorities, tight timelines, and shifting requirements
• Reliable and accountable with a strong work ethic and ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, collaborative team culture
• Ability to clearly articulate and rationalize design thinking in team conversations
• Highly organized and task-oriented, with project management skills and an excellent sense of priority, logic and objectivity
o Experience with project management, document sharing and team communications tools
• Extensive experience in the Adobe Creative Suite
• Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and CMS tools a plus
• Experience with photography and videography; pre and post production skills a plus (e.g. Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects)
• Ability to learn and juggle multiple software tools and systems
• Oral and written Spanish proficiency a plus, English fluency is required

• Ability to travel occasionally domestically and internationally to low- and middle-income countries, where travel is rugged
• Open office environment
• This position is based at Water For People Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

This is an exempt, full time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary range is $43,000 - $47,000 annually. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Water For People cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Perks of working at our office space which is located at I-25 and Broadway:
• Employer-paid parking
• Walking distance from I-25 and Broadway RTD station
• Food trucks outside the office daily
• Dog friendly workplace

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