Race Forward
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Title: Graphic Designer

Reports to: Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement & Lead Graphic Designer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $80,728 - $90,819

Location: Remote

Tentative Start Date: TBD

About Race Forward

Race Forward's mission is to catalyze movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial democratic society free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.

Since 1981, Race Forward has brought a systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. In 2017 Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion to become the new Race Forward.

Position Summary

The Graphic Designer will support Race Forward's brand and communications. This role includes conceptual development, design for print and web, and close coordination with the Head of Graphic Design, the Communications team, and across the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create visual assets for Race Forward's programs, products, events, and campaigns that depict Race Forward's mission and vision.
  • Support the design of materials including social media graphics, publication layout, online and in-person event necessities such as environmental graphics (signage and banners), web platform graphics, products and apparel that reflect the images and identities of Race Forward and its divisions-the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Colorlines.
  • Assist in finding and optimizing quality images for a variety of design projects.
  • Research and liaise with socially responsible production vendors
  • Carry projects through production and delivery phase
  • Manage digital assets on file servers
  • Collaborate closely with team members, Race Forward staff across departments, and external partners to craft designs that effectively reach specific audiences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

  • Excellent visual communication and composition skills.
  • Typographic expertise.
  • Ability to manage a project from conception through production in print or web formats.
  • Excellent time management and organizational, multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal), creativity, energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Interest in and basic knowledge of the movement for Racial Justice and racial history of the United States is a plus.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, diverse work environment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3+ years working in graphic design.
  • Formal training in communications/graphic design.
  • Experience in editorial design, typography, design theory, color theory.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML.
  • Working knowledge of photography (composition, quality, editorial value).
  • Experience in preparing photos and graphics to be web ready. 2-3 years' experience with print production.
  • 2-3 years' experience working collaboratively with web developers on user interface projects.
  • Strong background in branding.
  • Experience with motion graphics or illustration is a plus.

Additional Information

  • Requires long periods of sitting, working on computer and may occasionally require carrying heavy equipment.

How to Apply

External Applicants: To apply for this position, please click the link below. To ensure full consideration, please be sure to include both a cover letter and resume with your application.


EEO Statement

Race Forward provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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