Graphic Design Specialist

Applications will be accepted until filled and reviewed on a rolling basis.

A cover letter is required for consideration.

Please include links to your work or a portfolio in your cover letter.

This role is currently remote through March and then likely hybrid.

The pay range is $56,868-$64,179.

Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment.

Who We Are

Oregon Food Bank’s (OFB) mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that no one should be hungry — that food and health are basic human rights for all. And we know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of barriers to employment, education, housing and health care. That’s why we work on two fronts in our mission to end hunger in Oregon: we build community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today, and we build community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

Oregon Food Bank believes strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.

Who You Are

You are an experienced creative who cares deeply about people in our community who are experiencing food insecurity. You bring the spirit of curiosity and problem solving to your work, and are excited to innovate. You are committed to apply equity as both a process and an outcome, with an interest in disrupting systems that drive hunger — including racism, sexism and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve a future where communities never know hunger.

Position Summary

As the Graphic Design Specialist, you will play a key role in fueling Oregon Food Bank’s online and direct mail presence — through purposeful design which engages communities and drives action. In collaboration with the Marketing & Brand Manager, partner vendors and cross-departmental project managers, you will create digital and print assets, community resources and reports which will further our work to address the root causes of hunger, amplify community voices and grow grassroots power.

This role brings both long-standing best practices and new innovations to life in driving many aspects of the organization’s outreach efforts, including a keen understanding of typography, color and messaging hierarchy. You will maintain an audience-centered approach that ensures members of the broader Oregon Food Bank community can easily access resources, information and opportunities for action to end hunger.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage design projects across various print and digital channels to drive brand recognition and maintain consistency
• Field, evaluate and respond to cross-departmental design requests
• Collaborate with project managers to transform ideas and written content into impactful graphics and materials
• Co-create and implement print and digital design best practices in collaboration with Marketing & Brand Manager
• Develop compelling digital design — including email headers and templates, typography, and social media optimized graphics
• Create multilingual designs and implement translated content in Spanish, English and other languages commonly spoken in the Pacific Northwest
• Design external-facing communications — including our quarterly print newsletter, impact reports, fundraising proposals, program overviews and direct mail appeals
• Develop collateral and artwork for OFB branch locations that aligns with brand guidelines, meets accessibility standards and reflects the unique needs of each community
• Expand our asset library to facilitate greater awareness of the root causes of food insecurity and the actions needed to end hunger for good
• Other related duties as assigned

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate

• Five or more (5+) years in design roles supporting non-profits, creative agencies, government entities, community-based organizations, advocacy initiatives or political campaigns
Note: additional education or training may be substituted for work experience
• Expert in design and editing software (Oregon Food Bank uses Adobe Creative Cloud on MacOS)
• Skill in translating complex concepts and data into communications that resonate with broad, non-expert audiences
• Strong project management skills and attention to detail in proofing and production processes
• Affinity for collaborative work, with a willingness to offer and receive constructive feedback
• Ability to take initiative in a quick-moving, ever-evolving environment
• Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
• Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.
• Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
• Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.
• Self-directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.

Preferred Qualifications
Though not required, exceptional candidates may have any of the following skills:
• Lived experience of food insecurity and/or the systemic inequities and oppression that drive hunger and poverty
• Understanding of and interest in the intersection of social service delivery, grassroots policy advocacy, and racial and economic justice
• Experience creating illustrations and/or motion graphics
• Prior experience in photography – portraits, action or events
• Familiarity with website content management systems, such as Craft or WordPress
• Written and/or oral proficiency in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chuukese, Simplified or Traditional Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Samoan, S’Gaw Karen, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Work environment: Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computers and phones extensively.

May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur. This role requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours. Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.

Background Check: This position doesn’t require a criminal background check.

Inclement Weather, Service Disruptions and Disaster Response expectations: OFB is part of the regional disaster response network and, as part of our commitment to our community, we all are expected to report to work as soon as it’s safe to do so and to respond to the disaster, emergency, inclement weather or extended service disruption as needed and as possible. To this effect we have teams with different levels of response and support. This role is internally classified as part of the Remote Team, which means that:

Ensure work continuity working remotely with applicable regular pay.

Note: Regardless of team classifications our staff is supported to prioritize their safety and those of their dependents, families and loved ones while in communication and coordination with supervisors.

To Apply:

Please apply at oregonfoodbank.org/careers