Creative Associate

Communications · Washington , District of Columbia
Department Communications
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Overview:

Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.

 

Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled. 

 

Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.

 

When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nations.

 

Purpose: 

Women for Women International is seeking a Creative Associate who will work closely with our Director of Communications and External Engagement and Director of Marketing to create content for, digital campaigns, responsive website, email, infographics, print materials, advertising, and campaign branding for a variety of external events. The Creative Associate will assist in creating and maintaining a fresh, bold and consistent visual brand for the organization.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable diving into (and juggling) different types of design projects in a fast-paced environment. As well as passionate about using visual and design thinking skills to produce content that will amplify the voices of the women we serve and move our audiences to take action. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Implement and maintain Women for Women International’s visual identity and branding guidelines, with guidance from our Director of Communications and External Engagement
  • Support and help drive ongoing improvements to Women for Women International’s digital outreach and visual storytelling
  • Build creative projects from start to finish with the help of the Communications and Marketing team (think infographics, digital content, annual reports, and print collateral)
  • Execute the organization’s advertising vision through compelling visuals
  • Create and maintain a visual library of graphics, icons, and photos
  • Maintain regular communication with staff members to capture ongoing design needs and identify cost-effective approaches to addressing them
  • Stay current on digital media best practices and technologies as well as visual design trends
  • Articulate the value of design through verbal and visual presentation
  • Have the ability to learn new tools and do self-guided work within a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about using visual and design thinking skills to champion women’s rights
  • Have the ability to be open to feedback and to respond to feedback creatively

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3+ years of work experience with a BA in Graphic Design, Communication Design, or equivalent.
  • Fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects (video editing skills are a major plus).
  • Experience creating illustrations is a plus.
  • Fundraising and marketing campaigns experience desired.
  • Self-motivated and goal/deadline oriented.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to help colleagues.
  • Ability to be open to feedback and to respond to feedback creatively.
  • Flexible designing style and ability to storyboard complex content.
  • Understanding of women’s rights issues preferred.

Application Instructions:

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so please apply at your earliest convenience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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  • Location
    Washington , District of Columbia
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level