Graphic Design Specialist

Reports to

Director of Communications

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

July 1, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

About the position

POSITION SUMMARY


The Graphic Design Specialist supports the mission of the Everglades Foundation by applying art, design, photo editing, and copy layout skills to communicate key messages to target audiences. The Specialist ensures that digital and print media, visual content, and social media provide an engaging, consistent, proactive communications message that enhances the Foundation's brand and build awareness of its overall mission. The Graphic Design Specialist creates design projects and develops collateral for digital and print media as an integral part of the Communications & Engagement team supporting the Foundation’s programmatic efforts. The Specialist communicates with internal and external customers, printers, and vendors to ensure accurate, timely, and high-quality deliverables. The Graphic Design Specialist is a creative and organized thinker, designer, and arranger of information with developed interpersonal and communication skills and an enthusiastic attitude.


The Graphic Design Specialist reports directly to the Director of Communications and coordinates closely with the other members of the Communications & Engagement team,

Program Directors, and other Foundation staff.


This job description accurately reflects the Graphic Design Specialist position as currently configured. However, this job description is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all of

duties an employee in this position may be expected to perform. Employees are expected to perform all other duties as may be assigned and/or directed. This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks, or change existing ones, at any time, as the Foundation deems necessary.


How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and work samples to Shannon Trivino, Director of Board & Employee Relations, at strivino@evergladesfoundation.org

No phone calls, please.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design required

  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in graphic design required; marketing or

  • communications environment preferred

  • A portfolio demonstrating passion and talent for visual communication and digital

  • illustration

  • Familiarity with graphic design best practices for print and digital realms

  • Knowledge of social media platforms, including but not limited to Instagram, Twitter,

  • Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube

Proficiency in a variety of graphic design software and media including:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, and InDesign)

  • Wix

  • Canva

  • UX website design

  • Basic HTML/CSS skills a plus

Mental and Physical Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the above minimum qualifications and be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the physical and mental requirements of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job.

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to concentrate and analyze information for extended periods of time

  • Able to proactively solve problems and think analytically

  • Ability to make sound, prompt decisions

  • Ability to read and write

  • Manual hand dexterity required to operate IT devices and complete paperwork

  • Endurance to work long hours, including nights and weekends

  • Accountability

Salary

$50,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience

About us

About Us: Since 1993, The Everglades Foundation has been the leading champion for the restoration of America’s Everglades. The team provides bipartisan solutions backed by sound scientific research. Through science, advocacy, and education, The Everglades Foundation is devoted to restoring and protecting America’s Everglades for future generations.

As a science-based nonprofit, The Everglades Foundation operates at the boundaries of science and policy, transforming the latest scientific research into economically-sound policy solutions for local, state, and federal governments. The Everglades Foundation understands the challenges of implementing ecosystem restoration and protection and has unique experience in guiding state and national leadership to invest in and restore one of our nation’s great treasures and one of the world’s most important wetland ecosystems.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a responsible employer that seeks to recruit and retain outstanding, high-performing professionals who are at the top of their fields to thrive in a dynamic, mission-driven culture committed to excellence, innovation, collaboration, and diversity.

Location

Palmetto Bay, FL, USA