PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under the direction of the Director of Prevention, the Graphic Designer is responsible for the design, implementation and technical support of CALCASAs design needs for its programs and projects. The Graphic Designer must excel at developing and implementing design strategies to be used in CALCASA projects, materials, websites, social media and other online educational products that can communicate complex content, such as the issue of sexual violence, using the capabilities of technology, online services and product design. This position requires a demonstrated mastery in design, the production of web-based instructional / communication products, applying the principles of adult learning, development of culturally-specific and accessible media production, project management skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (including constituent feedback facilitation) and some availability for statewide and national travel. This is a full-time, exempt position.
The Graphic Designer will:
Coordinate with various levels of staff in the design of captivating still and animated graphics in multiple languages, including video, to be used on social media channels.
Create meaningful content to effectively educate our target audience. Conceptualizes graphics, produces sample layouts and edits based on feedback.
Advises and consults with staff on the design and layout of publications, videos, infographics and other design applications.
Create graphic aids for written or oral presentations, including drawings, photographs, slides, PowerPoints, and graphs to convey the desired impact and message to stakeholders and the public.
Edit and archive video web conferences
Post and organize content on the organizations websites
Ensures that branding for the organizations materials follow branding guidelines.
Product Design and Implementation:
Provide project management and product production for identified multimedia projects. Must work collaboratively with lead project staff to identify the most appropriate technological platform to communicate elements of developed content. The Graphic Designer will research, design and produce content for CALCASA websites, podcasts, flash presentations, web conferences, blogs, microblogs, eLearning courses, and other technology driven modes of communication that enhance the delivery of information and products to our members and targeted populations. Content creation will include post-production services such as editing, mastering and publication of electronic media. The Graphic Designer will work with lead project staff to assess the effectiveness of communication efforts.
Email Marketing Services (such as Constant Contact)
Content Management Systems (such as WordPress)
Works closely with the Director of Prevention in the strategic development of the program. Contributes to the professional tone, brand of the organization, and approach of the project and the organization within the perimeters of the agency mission and philosophy. Group facilitation/focus group skills, including facilitating client and multi-functional interdepartmental team meetings. Ability to evaluate effectiveness of products and services and the effectiveness of project consultants. Prioritizes projects and schedules them accordingly. Other duties as assigned.
1. Demonstrated experience or education in relevant field (management information systems, information technology, graphic design, etc.).
2. Knowledge of principles of graphic design; techniques of interpreting statistical data; methods and techniques of freehand drawing and color illustration; elements of design such as:
line, shape, texture, space, size, value, and color; principles of design such as: balance/symmetry, rhythm/repetition, emphasis, unity, movement, and proportion/scale; page layout, color theory, and typography; principles of graphic tools and equipment; graphic design software application; procedures for creating traditional and/or electronic files for output for single and multicolor publication.
3. Applicable graphic design software packages and photo editing software (such as those included in Adobe Creative Suite).
4. Communications and graphic design theory with a demonstrated understanding of graphic design as a means of communication.
5. Web design principles, web graphics, and multimedia.
6. Knowledge of multimedia application software, operation of multimedia equipment and peripheral devices.
7. Demonstrated experience with interactive digital technologies and a familiarity with a variety of web concepts, practices and procedures (including, but not limited to, a familiarity with HTML).
8. Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of project managers.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience delivering oral presentations to diverse professionals and audiences, including workshops and presentations.
10. Ability to recognize and identify information of value to rape crisis centers, campuses and other programs. Ability to synthesize information to ensure usefulness to rape crisis centers.
11. Must be organized, flexible, and multi-task oriented. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities. A self-starter that can work within a team environment and handle a variety of tasks with urgent deadlines. Must be detail oriented.
12. Ability to maintain cooperative and professional demeanor with rape crisis center staff, agency staff/board, vendors, consultants, allied professionals, and members of the public. Enjoyment in interacting with people and creating an accessible environment. Excellent customer relations approach.
13. Capacity to work in a fast-paced program and manage multi-faceted services.
14. Well-rounded, creative type with a talent for communicating online.
15. Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations. Experienced in developing programs in response to diverse needs.
16. Ability to travel in California and some national travel including overnights and some weekends. Must have own vehicle, a valid California drivers license and insurance in order to attend meetings, implement trainings, and provide on-site technical assistance to rape crisis/dual centers and other clientele.
17. Willingness to abide by the mission, philosophy and policies of CALCASA.Ability to lift 40 lbs. in order to move equipment, boxes of paper, supplies, etc. Physical demands are typical for an office environment including sitting, stooping/kneeling, reaching and handling, speaking, hearing, and seeing. The noise level in the working environment is usually quiet to moderate
Health Benefits CALCASA pays 100% of employee health benefits, employees may add a spouse/partner/dependent at their own cost. Benefits packet includes:
o Health benefit option through Cal Choice
o Dental insurance through Delta Dental PPO plan
o Vision insurance through VSP
o Acupuncture and Chiropractic through Landmark Health Plan
o EAP Employee Assistance Program through Magellan
o Life, AD& D (Accidental Death or Dismemberment) & Long-Term Disability Insurance through MetLife