Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant

About this Position

Salary Range: Starting at $45,000

The Graphic Designer works closely with the Connected Lane County marketing team to support the implementation of marketing plans and strategies. Primary duties include creating digital graphics, logos, brochures, flyers, posters, signage, annual reports, and many other materials to communicate ideas and information visually. This position will also support the marketing team with administrative duties. 

We are looking for a talented graphic designer who is enthusiastic about our mission and is a self-starter with a strong growth mindset. The ideal candidate possesses fantastic time management skills, is capable of delivering brilliant creative ideas, and shows amazing attention to detail.

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain content consistency, adhering to brand and style guidelines. 
  • Develop marketing collateral and content such as newsletters, website assets, annual reports, etc. 
  • Assist in website management including updating and creating content, and adhering to SEO standards.
  • Input marketing and fundraising data into CRM/Donor Management Software. 
  • Simplify complex data into a user-friendly format such as graphs, charts, and other visual aids.
  • Support community fundraising activities and program events. 
  • Manage print contractors and other promotional vendors.
  • Event and program photography and videography. 
  • Prepare the marketing team board report.
  • Research industry innovations and tools.
  • Assist in managing projects and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of experience in a graphic design role.
  • A combination of experience and education/training may be considered. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Google Suite is required.
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio and a strong eye for visual composition. 
  • Proficiency in designing for print and digital media is required. 
  • Proficiency with the WordPress CMS and familiarity with HTML preferred. 
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism. 
  • Understanding of marketing, production, website design, brand identity, and multimedia design.
  • Photography and videography skills are preferred. 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines are both required. 
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to learn quickly, creatively problem-solve, and try new approaches. 
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license or ability to obtain one by the date of hire is required.
  • Spanish language skills are preferred.

TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials to info@connectedlane.org:

  • Your resume with references included.
  • Your cover letter.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Three work samples relevant to the position or a link to an online portfolio.

Working at Connected Lane County

We are committed to creating a work environment and culture where our team members grow and thrive. Our nimble team works hard every day to directly impact the lives of youth in Lane County. While much of our work is conducted from computer displays that require repetitive motions, employees may frequently be required to support program events and activities that include bending, reaching, standing, interacting with youth and volunteers, lifting/moving heavy objects, drive to-and-from events, and more.

About Our Team

Connected Lane County is a mission-driven organization striving to improve outcomes for underserved youth in Lane County. Our core programs include Elevate, which creates career-connected learning opportunities for youth; Navigate, which offers a variety of case management services to youth facing significant barriers to success; and Spark, which brings community, education, & industry together through innovation, education, and hands-on learning.

We have maintained steady growth and we’re looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our team. Our team values creative thinking, problem-solving, relationship building, and adaptability. Would you like to join us?

Benefits & Perks

  • 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Family-Friendly
  • Modern Workspace
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Medical, Dental & Vision (100% covered)
  • Vacation Time (Starting at 10 days)
  • Personal & Sick Time (Starting at 15 days)
  • Paid Holidays & Office Closures
  • Paid Sabbatical (At 5 & 10 Years of Service)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Connected Lane County is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Data shows diverse teams are innovative, make better decisions, and are better able to engage employees. We are committed to hiring people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. Connected Lane County does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.