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Part-time Graphic Designer


Since 1973, Women Employed has been creating fundamental, systemic change for working women.
WE work to change systems, because when you improve a law, work with a company to create supportive policies, or help a college develop programs to keep working students in school, you can improve the circumstances of hundreds-maybe millions-of women all at once.
The Part-Time Graphic Designer will help Women Employed build our brand and tell our story by creating compelling graphics, images, illustrations, print publications, and videos that will support our work to drive systemic change.
Working with the Marketing and Communications Department on other design, video, marketing, communications, and social media projects as needed.
Help us build an emotional connection with supporters by conducting interviews and collecting testimonials from those impacted by our work.
Learn about advocacy and creating systemic change, and how graphic design can support social justice work.
Staff are able to work primarily remotely with some days in the office depending on meeting or work requirements.

Since 1973, Women Employed (WE) has been creating fundamental, systemic change for working women. WE are an advocacy organization. WE work to change systems, because when you improve a law, work with a company to create supportive policies, or help a college develop programs to keep working students in school, you can improve the circumstances of hundreds—maybe millions—of women all at once.

WE pursue equity for all. WE value the unique experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, skills, knowledge, and workstyles that a diverse workforce brings to our organization. WE are committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with different abilities to apply.

The Part-Time Graphic Designer will help Women Employed build our brand and tell our story by creating compelling graphics, images, illustrations, print publications, and videos that will support our work to drive systemic change. This is a great position for someone early in their design career, or someone with design experience who is looking for a part-time role. This role is collaborative, and the person in it will work across teams on organizational campaigns, events, initiatives, and special projects. It’s a dynamic position with a great deal of opportunity for creativity, growth, and new ideas.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop images, illustrations, infographics, and other graphics for use on social media, in emails, on the website, and in other digital communications.
  • Designing, laying out, and setting up print files for reports, white papers, postcards, posters, palm cards, and other print files as needed.
  • Develop promotional pieces for events, campaigns, and initiatives to drive fundraising, build engagement with our supporters, and attract new people to our cause.
  • Help to develop and grow our brand identity by adding to our suite of brand illustrations, designing brand collateral, and ensuring that design pieces adhere to our brand standards.
  • Create and edit videos to tell our story and the stories of those impacted by our work, support our campaigns, and build our presence.
  • Working with the Marketing and Communications Department on other design, video, marketing, communications, and social media projects as needed.
  • Help grow our brand identity.
  • Work across teams on the creation and development of campaigns, including ideation, strategy, and messaging.
  • Help us build an emotional connection with supporters by conducting interviews and collecting testimonials from those impacted by our work.
  • Learn about advocacy and creating systemic change, and how graphic design can support social justice work.
  • Degree, credential, or at least 1 year of experience working in graphic design.
  • Understanding of the core principles of design and branding.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Photoshop, and other applications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organization, planning, and project management skills, ability to handle multiple assignments and requests and meet deadlines, and strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.
  • Strong interest in WE mission.

This is a part-time non-exempt position, approximately 20-25 hour per week. Women Employed’s office is located in downtown Chicago and WE is currently employing a hybrid in-office/remote model. Staff are able to work primarily remotely with some days in the office depending on meeting or work requirements. Starting pay is $21.15/hour. In addition, Women Employed offers competitive benefits for part-time positions including retirement plans, sick time, vacation, holiday pay, flexible schedules, and more. E-mail resume with cover letter to: resumes@womenemployed.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No telephone inquiries accepted. Women Employed is an equal opportunity employer.

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