Marketing Design Manager

About this role

We are looking for a creative designer to combine their imaginative power and technical skillset to bring Global Citizen Year’s story, brand, and voice to life. Reporting to the Associate Director of Creative and Content, you will be responsible for designing marketing assets for all target audiences including applicants, students, donors, partner organizations, and more. You’ll be a critical member of our in-house creative team, solving marketing and communication challenges and bringing the brand’s visual language to life.

Your Opportunity for Impact

Delight with design

  • Take creative briefs from concept to execution, owning the design process and providing creative visual solutions to meet project goals.
  • Produce dynamic and engaging design solutions for a range of marketing channels, audiences, and departmental needs. Including but not limited to:
    • Channels: Paid/organic social media, email, online/offline advertising
    • Audiences: donors, parents, partner organizations, students, alumni
    • Mediums: Landing pages, pitch decks, digital, print, brand swag
  • Ensure brand standards, including typography, composition, and color, are met for all content.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders across the organization to align on project goals, clearly communicate design choices, and incorporate feedback.

Build our creative bank

  • Develop and manage an organized library of design assets and templates so that it is easy to navigate, and up to date, empowering all teammates to accurately utilize our visual brand.
  • Identify ways to maximize designs and collateral to build efficiencies.

Who Will Thrive in this Role

We are looking for more than just hard skills; we want teammates who will add value to our organizational culture by bringing these mindsets to their work:

  • Innovative: You think outside the box, and constantly look for fresh and creative approaches to improve results.
  • Organized: You plan projects according to priorities and create orderly systems for both tracking progress and filing designs.
  • Detail oriented: You are rigorous with your attention to detail, and meticulous with your commitment to accuracy; you notice the small things others might overlook.
  • Collaborator: You like working with others, and believe that ultimately the best results come from shared investment and buy-in across all levels of a team.
  • Adaptable: You are responsive to rapidly changing situations, and can shift easily among competing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Quality commitment: Quality is your middle name. You keep high standards despite schedule pressures and avoid short-cuts that may adversely impact quality.
  • Self motivated: You set your own goals and timetables to achieve results, and can work independently to achieve success and realize potential.
  • Connected to our mission: Something in your own life experience drives your passion for Global Citizen Year’s mission and vision.

The following skills are required:

  • 3-5 years of visual design experience in digital and print
  • High level of proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
  • Experience with senior stakeholder management and vendor management
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates a sense of visual storytelling, creative thinking and a wide range of design abilities

Bonus points if have/are:

  • Experience with Asana for project management and collaboration
  • Experience with Canva for creating easy-to-adapt templates
  • Video editorial skills a plus

Your Legacy

Apply your design skills and creativity to help us build awareness and bring Global Citizen Year’s brand to life.

Position Logistics

Location: Global Citizen Year is headquartered in Oakland CA, but currently our staff is working remotely. We are open to whether this position is based in Oakland or remote.

Start date: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Compensation: The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $80,000. We are proud to provide a total compensation package that puts the person first. You can learn more about our benefits here.

Your stakeholders

These are the teammates you’ll be collaborating and engaging with most often

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Molly Lister Weissman

VP of Growth

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Katie Markle

Associate Director, Creative

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the role, the team, and our organization by reviewing the position details below.

Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer. We know a diverse team produces the best results and we believe our team should reflect the diversity of leadership we aim to inspire.

Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.