Production Designer


Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries, bringing together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build and maintain water and sanitation services that will last. We have a sustainable solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, and our employees around the world help drive this solution.

About the Position

SCAM NOTICE: This position has closed, but please note that we do not conduct interviews via chat rooms and we will not ask for your bank information. This position is based in Denver, Colorado and is not available as a remote role.

Water For People is currently recruiting for the position of Production Designer. The temporary Production Designer will work on a wide range of design initiatives that adhere to the organization’s visual brand identity. Projects could include the creation of assets including logos; page layouts for website (story pages, landing and donation pages, user interaction); presentations; email templates; social media graphics; advertisements; collateral such as handouts, fact sheets, mailers and brochures; infographics; and strategic documents such as Annual Reports.

Essential Job Functions and Duties

  • Design and produce digital and print visual communication assets for cross-departmental use and advise on all visual and design components for the organization.
  • Ensure visual brand consistency across all channels.
  • Maintain/update organization’s visual asset library (Brandfolder).
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications team to develop and create visual assets for annual Spring Fundraising Campaign, and to complete organization’s Annual Report.
  • Develop and manage creative processes for asset collection including managing and prepping photographers and videographers with shot lists and photo/video briefs, prepping Water For People staff for asset collection, overseeing consent process, and managing post-production of assets.
  • Work with printer to secure quotes, obtain timelines, and ensure print quality; deliver print-ready assets to printer.

Behaviors and Competencies

  • Connects to the Mission –Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity –Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Shows empathy, a high comfort level in the developing world, and unquestionable integrity; able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Takes an entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to completing tasks. Has an unwavering commitment to delivering quality work products.
  • Connects with Others – Demonstrates exceptional communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-confident – Handles tough questions or critique in a professional manner assuming the best intentions; open to feedback and coaching.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, or illustration, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3 years of professional graphic design and production experience
  • A portfolio that demonstrates exceptional conceptual thinking, brand and identity building, problem-solving, wireframing, prototyping, and visual design skills
  • Experience in designing for business objectives and receiving, interpreting, and enhancing work through iterative feedback
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, and strong prioritization skills
  • Extensive experience in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Knowledge of Lightroom photo editing a plus
  • Experience with photography and videography: pre and post production skills a plus
  • Keen eye for design, layout, typography and all things creative, both digital and print
  • Ability to internalize complex and technical concepts quickly and create compelling design solutions
  • Experience creating data visualizations and infographics for a range of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work on several concurrent projects and juggle the demands of competing priorities, tight timelines, and shifting requirements
  • Ability to clearly articulate and rationalize design thinking in team conversations
  • Extensive experience in design production and preparing materials for print and digital use
  • Experience with project management, document sharing and team communications tools

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Open office environment
  • Mac computer and all software provided
  • 30 hours per week, depending on workload
  • Position start and end date flexible depending on maternity leave
  • This position is based at Water For People Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

Further Information

Deadline for submitting your application is 5 pm MST, Friday, December 7, 2018.

This is a non-exempt, temporary position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience.

Water For People cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Interested?

If you are qualified and Water For People interests you, please send us your resumé and a cover letter that provides insight into both your experience and how you are the ideal candidate for this position. Also, please let us know how you heard about this position.

Resumés and cover letters can be sent to careers@waterforpeople.org; please put the job title in the subject line. Please no phone calls or in person inquiries.

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Great perks of working at our cool Denver office space

  • Conveniently located at I-25 and Broadway
  • Free parking
  • We are right off of a light rail stop
  • Food trucks outside the office daily
  • Dog friendly workplace

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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