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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Creative Specialist, Ms. Foundation for Women, Brooklyn, NY

Creative Specialist

Posted on: September 18, 2013
Posted by: Ms. Foundation for Women

The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for all women. We fight to keep lawmakers and public figures in check, to protect and fortify our fragile successes, and to secure the same opportunities for all women in the U.S. We strategically target and tear down obstacles that stand in the way of each and every woman's health, safety and economic well-being, with a particular commitment to building the power of low-income communities and women of color. Our fundamental belief is that when even one woman is held back, it diminishes us all.

How do we accomplish all we do? By speaking out and demanding change on the most pressing issues facing women today. By investing funds — and more importantly — time, expertise and training in over 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide. By connecting these groups so they can magnify their impact. By possessing deep knowledge of women's experiences on the ground and advocating for policy solutions on the national stage.

There's more to do — and with your help, we're doing it. Because to secure a better future for ourselves, our families, our communities, this is a fight we can't afford to lose.


The Creative Specialist/Designer is responsible for maintaining the organizational identity (or brand) and preparing visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts, as well as the production (print and virtual/online) of all materials.

  • Responsible for creating and designing logos, user interfaces, websites, presentations, web banners, print pieces and e-mail layouts.
  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.
  • Plans concept(s) by studying information and materials.
  • Illustrates concept(s) by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval.
  • Designs approved concept using desktop publishing software (such as InDesign and Publisher).
  • Completes projects by coordinating with other departments, outside agencies, art services, printers, and other vendors.
  • Creates digital advertisements and web banners.
  • Creates, manages and implements style and brand guides.
  • Maintains photo and video archives.
  • Manages video projects.
  • Performs website updates and maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates sufficient professional skill and knowledge of graphic design techniques and best practices.
  • Ability to coordinate across departments and with outside vendors to complete assignments on tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven atmosphere.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational, project management and time management skills.
  • Excellent written-English, presentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, adaptability, strong work ethic and commitment to the Ms. Foundation for Women's mission and goals.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred, not required.
  • Two to five years of experience in creative management and graphic and web design.
  • Proficiency in Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Proficiency in InDesign or other professional desktop publishing programs.
  • Ability to design and render Web banners (including animation) using Flash, HTML, or other technologies desired.
  • Ability to update Website, including HTML and Java programming skills.
  • Ability to work with donor management and database systems, such as Convio.
  • Capacity to perform in a self-managed environment; must be a "self-starter," able to identify obstacles and to envision solutions.

The Ms. Foundation for Women is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé in confidence to Human Resources:

Please no follow-up phone calls or faxes. We regret it will not to possible to communicate with candidates except those who most closely match our requirements. Thank you.

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