Graphic Designer

Voter Formation Project

We have a 4 day workweek (32hrs). We work from Monday to Thursday and are closed on Fridays (holiday schedules may shift our work week)

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

Voter Formation Project (VFP) is a 501(c)3 organization committed to increasing participation in elections using innovative, long-term, and data-driven digital communications strategies to engage, register, and mobilize new and infrequent voters of color.

Voter Formation Project is seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis through Friday, May 3, as we’re looking to have the hire start in mid-June 2024. Candidates who do not submit a portfolio with their application will not be considered. Preferred candidates will apply by Tuesday, April 23.

Job description

VFP is seeking a Graphic Designer to join our growing Creative Team. The Graphic Designer has a deep passion for digital content creation, designing on-brand graphics, and telling visual stories that focus on elections, voter engagement, and mobilization. They will report to our Creative Director, and work with our Creative Director and Video Producer to create a variety of content for VFP’s digital advocacy work.

The ideal candidate will have strong design skills and a drive to inspire dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences.

This is a limited-term position, with an end date of December 31, 2024.

As the Graphic Designer you will:

  • Become an expert on VFP’s brand by studying the brand guide and immersing yourself in our visual system. You will help to shape and refine the VFP brand across our digital advertising program, website, social media channels, and more.
  • Manage the process of visualizing and creating a variety of digital graphics such as illustrations, logos, icons, layouts, and photos for digital ads.
  • Create design sketches and rough drafts and present ideas to the Creative Director and Director of Digital Programs.
  • Test various designs across our platforms.
  • Create graphics for videos and other media.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in professional graphic design work.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop (After Effects and other Adobe Suite knowledge is a bonus).
  • A proven track record of managing design projects and creating compelling work.
  • Highly motivated and doesn’t need a ton of oversight.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at once and operate under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple teams with varying needs.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of VFP and an understanding of its place in the non-partisan voter registration and mobilization industry.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to develop and adhere to project timelines.
  • Strong communication skills, allowing the development of healthy working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Interest in continuous improvement and professional development, including staying up-to-date on best practices and platform changes.
  • Energized to work in a start-up organization.
  • Enthusiasm for Voter Formation Project’s mission and vision.

The nice-to-haves:

  • Experience working in the political advocacy and non-profit industry
  • Experience working to engage communities of color through creative content
  • Experience working in After Effects or Premiere

$72,500 - $72,500 a year

The Voter Formation Project does not negotiate starting salaries. All Voter Formation Project employees are formally reviewed twice annually, in December and July, for performance and compensation adjustments. New employees who are onboarded more than four months in advance of the next compensation review will receive an off-cycle compensation review to ensure equitable alignment within their compensation band.

The Voter Formation Project offers a generous benefits package, which includes:

*Unlimited paid vacation (all benefits-eligible employees are required to take three weeks of vacation per year).

*Parental leave and various other paid leave types.

*Fully paid medical and dental insurance. Vision premiums are 75% covered.

*Co-working or home office reimbursement.

*Retirement account with employer matching.

While the Voter Formation Project is an organization that works in political cycles, we wholeheartedly reject campaign culture and are focused on developing new, healthy norms for campaign work—even in-cycle.

Voter Formation Project operates on a four-day work week. In general, we work from Monday to Thursday and are closed on Fridays (holiday schedules may shift our work week). Our four days of work are standard eight-hour work days; we do not work a schedule of four ten-hour days. We work primarily on Eastern Standard Time (EST) but are open to folks working in other time zones.

Voter Formation Projectvoterformationproject.org

A nonprofit dedicated to increasing electoral participation among communities of color through innovative and data-driven digital strategies.

Working Week

We have a 4 day workweek (32hrs). We work from Monday to Thursday and are closed on Fridays (holiday schedules may shift our work week)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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    Fri

Remote Working Policy

Fully remote roles available, operating primarily on Eastern Standard Time but open to other time zones.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 17 across 4 departments:

  • media and commmunication
    3
  • engineering
    2
  • product management
    1
  • entrepreneurship
    1

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Project Management

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