Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia – countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read’s worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children’s book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls’ Education program.
Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$43.7 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.
The Graphic Designer is a member of the Creative Services team within the Marketing and Communications Department.
The Graphic Designer is a key player in a wide variety of marketing, fundraising and program-related communications projects for web and print. Projects include website, email and digital newsletter design, video development, brochure and report design, and magazine-style layout and design. This position also is responsible for maintaining Room to Read’s visual identity and brand guidelines, photo library, and collaborating with both internal and external teams on best practices for consistently communicating our brand visually.
As part of the Creative Services team, the Graphic Design Associate will be involved in an array of initiatives, helping stakeholders develop their business objectives into comprehensive marketing/communications plans executed across multiple platforms including our web properties, social media, print collateral and newsletters.
The position is based in our San Francisco office and reports to the Senior Digital Marketing Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities:
•Collaborate with stakeholders and team members to develop effective marketing and communication initiatives for multiple platforms and multiple geographies (social, mobile, web, print, etc.)
•Design and produce visual components for web pages, email templates, and digital newsletters
•Design and produce press-ready materials and graphics for brochures, reports, presentations, events and other hardcopy publications
•Create and problem-solve to produce global templates that work across multiple geographies and/or can be customized per target market
•Organize and maintain all visual design collateral and share resources with team members
•Organize and curate photo and video library and archival marketing materials, as well as manage internal and external asset requests
•Work with photographers and videographers, as needed, for collecting new assets from field sites
•Maintain brand and other style guides for both internal and external stakeholders
•As needed, oversee the updating and production of business systems and promotional items to maintain brand consistency
•Collaborate with team members and other departments to develop engaging storytelling opportunities for print, web and video production
•3+ years related work experience, preferred
•BA/BS in visual design or equivalent degree
•Demonstrated experience designing for audiences using multiple media platforms including web, social, mobile, email, and print
•Experience in creatively adapting designs for multiple platforms and geographies from conceptualization through to production of final product
•Ability to follow creative briefs, take direction, synthesize input from different sources
•Ability to work across diverse cultures and countries to develop and maintain relationships that encourage sharing of stories and information
•Ability to be flexible, proactive, organized, meet deadlines, and ensure accuracy
•Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•Knowledge of best practices in asset management
•Working knowledge of Creative Suite 5 is a must
•Experience with HTML and CSS preferred
•Experience with movie-making and video-editing software a plus
•Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
•Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming nonprofit organization
•Be an innovative and creative thinker; you’re not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
•Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
•Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
•Work well independently as well as part of a team
•Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Benefits include health, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a 401K match. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.
Please send a cover letter, resume and digital portfolio by email, with “Graphic Designer - PSFK” in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to email@example.com. Due to high applicant volume, we regret that we cannot send personalized responses to all applicants. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.