Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking a Graphic Designer, Manager to join our growing team.
At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
Reports to: Assistant Director of Communications and Content
Reports Range: $60,000 - $65,000 annually
As the sole designer on Project Bread’s Communications and Development team, this team member is responsible for conceptualizing and executing compelling print and digital designs from beginning to end to support organization-wide needs and objectives.
Collaborating with multiple departments, they are able to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them into on-brand designs that connect! They are highly creative and have a thorough understanding of branding and marketing, with the ability to vary style and layouts depending on the project.
They have expert knowledge of current design software and are skilled with every step of the design process from concept to the final deliverables and able to bring ideas to life with visual impact!
Project manage and execute internal requests from organization-wide design intake form.
Through a DEI lens, produce materials, many of which are translated into numerous languages, that represent Project Bread across channels and reach varying audiences. The varying aims of designed materials include:
informing and compelling potential donors
stewarding existing donors and demonstrating impact
establish Project Bread as a thought-leader
creating resources and promotional materials for program partners
Cross-channel marketing and produce materials to support a positive participation experience for our flagship fundraiser, The Walk for Hunger
Build a multi-channel marketing campaign executions to reach households across MA to drive consideration and usage of federal nutrition programs
Project Bread has numerous brands/awareness campaigns: Project Bread, Feed Kids Campaign, Summer Eats, SNAP (Start With SNAP Campaign), School Meals (coming this fall), The Walk for Hunger. This person is responsible for maintaining, pushing forward, and executing print (one-pagers, postcard mailings, reports, swag items, posters, etc.), digital (social graphics, including animated, infographics, email stationery, charts/graphs, paid digital media placements, powerpoint presentations, etc.) and out-of-home advertising (vinyl banners, a-frames, bus ads, billboards, etc) and more.
Work collaboratively with Project Bread’s Communications and Development team and external design agency and media buying agencies.
Manage relationships with Project Bread’s translation partners, including the process of submitting content for translation, proofing, and maintaining internal documents to track completed translations.
Use digital illustration, photo editing software and layout software to create designs to help deliver a compelling message.
Identify opportunities to promote and publicize organizational initiatives, activities, reports, and impact.
Partner with colleagues across the organization to develop and manage content creation from the briefing stage to being published. Including incorporating feedback or changes into final designs.
Present design concepts to Assistant Director of Communications and Content, Chief Advancement Officer, and applicable colleagues.
Ensure projects are high quality and represent Project Bread’s branding, mission, vision and direction.
Take part in Project Bread activities related to the Walk for Hunger including working the weekend of the Walk for Hunger and supporting the fundraising event
Participate and represent Project Bread in organization-wide events and meetings as assigned
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
Team player. Identifies independent and collaborative work to support deadlines and project goals
Skilled in graphic design, both print and digital. Creative and innovative, willing to try new approaches to solving old problems.
Preference (though not required) to candidates bilingual in any of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin/Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, or Arabic
Excellent communication style; ability to communicate design choices clearly
Intentional time management, multitasking and analytical skills
Precise editing and fine tuning skills
Strategic eye for detail
Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field; completed technical training in graphic design to meet foundational requirements, license/certification/registrations
3-5 years of graphic design experience in print and digital
Mastery of graphic design software (Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign and other graphic design software) Video editing a plus.
Solid and growing knowledge of design and visual principles
Effective time and project management skills
Compelling portfolio that demonstrates creative intent and originality
The Project Bread office is in East Boston. While there are various types of remote, hybrid and office-based positions, all staff are expected to occasionally be in the office.
Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.
For the safety and protection of Project Bread Staff & Constituents we do have a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated per the CDC definition. Accommodation requests will be considered through our normal request process.
Please submit your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and portfolio in MS Word or Pdf format on www.projectbread.org/careers/apply. You can also provide a weblink to your portfolio if it is hosted online.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.