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26 Apr 2023

Full-Time Manager, Creative Services

United Way of Summit & Medina – Posted by dbelintanirosa Akron, Ohio, United States

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To prioritize, conceptualize, design, execute and deliver traditional media and digital media assets that are a compelling embodiment of the United Way of Summit & Medina brand. Manages a variety of concurrent design projects for multiple internal and external stakeholders–from concept through post-delivery–and is responsible for ensuring that all projects are delivered on time and with a high level of quality. Must be a creative, self-motivated independent thinker with persistence to keep projects moving to meet deadlines. These projects will include but are not limited to marketing collateral, publications, advertisements, website updates, invitations, presentations, infographics, email marketing, Word and PowerPoint templates, social media graphics, animated graphics, banners, environmental graphics etc.
  • Graphic Design: Work from design briefs, prepare rough drafts of material for approval; develop concepts, graphics and layouts for print, email, events, presentations, social media, video, and web; design and produce print and digital materials; coordinate, produce designs for mass email distribution. Ensure technical compliance with United Way of Summit & Medina brand standards and guidelines across all design work.
  • Print Management: Manage day-to-day logistics related to design and/or production of inside and outside printing projects.
  • Website Development: Assisting with website content updates, enhancements, and site change requests.
  • Engagement: Participation and support in assigned engagement calendar events, marketing events and related preparatory meetings.
  • Print Management: Assisting on all print projects internal and external.
JOB EXPECTATIONS: 95% Internal / 5% External Facing
DEGREE OF AUTONOMY: Work is structured by standards, procedures and work instructions and is performed under direct supervision within those standards.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years’ experience in graphic design with demonstrated success and accomplishment throughout career required.
  • Significant professional experience and advanced proficiency in Mac based software:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of Software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. After Effects and Premiere knowledge, a plus, but not required.
    • Microsoft Office: Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in CMS.
  • Ability to apply style guides creatively while upholding brand identity for United Way.
  • Strong conceptual skills, high level sense of design, layout and typography and a broad thinker who can offer a variety of design solutions.
  • Experience working and maintaining relationships with external vendors for print and promotional material including requests for quotes for approval and sending final artwork for printing/production.
  • Must include a website or samples of your work demonstrating strong design ability.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with colleagues to brainstorm, estimate projects, create production timelines for complex projects and determine the most efficient way to meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equality and inclusion.
  • Respect for differences whether racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender, or class.
  • Commitment to excellence and passion for the mission of United Way of Summit & Medina.
  • Initiative
  • Relationship-Oriented
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Mission-Focused
  • Professionalism
  • Change Management
  • Performance Improvement
  • Position is primarily a normal office setting, requiring long periods of sedentary work at a desk and computer.
  • Ability to routinely travel throughout multi-floor office utilizing stairs or elevator.
  • Moves equipment weighing up to 10 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment testing including background check, drug and alcohol screen.
  • Willingness to work non-standard work schedule including nights, weekends, and other unusual hours on occasion.
  • After-hours event attendance occasionally.
  • Some overnight travel may be required.
  • Hybrid work environment
  • 20 days of PTO + Holidays
  • Extensive benefit package
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are the core of UWSM’s mission, vision and values. We have worked for decades to create an environment that welcomes all cultures and backgrounds — all walks of life and ways of thinking. We spark conversations and forge connections that embrace every voice and point of view.
UWSM is committed to building and sustaining a workplace that represents our community in all its richness and diversity.
Join us to make a difference.
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How to Apply

To apply: Submit an updated resume by Friday, May 12, 2023, on our career page at www.uwsummitmedina.org/careers.
If you require alternative methods of application or screening, please reach out to United Way of Summit & Medina direct by emailing careers@uwsummitmedina.org or calling our main line: 330-762-7601.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: creative services, graphic design, Marketing, non-profit, social media, United Way, and website development. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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