Digital Design Lead


Digital Design Lead

Food & Water Action is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

We all need safe food and clean water.

  • Job Type: Employee
  • Office Location: Work Remotely
  • Department: Communications

Job Description
The Digital Design Lead will be in charge of web and social media design for FWA. You’ll also design and create other digital assets (like videos and the design elements of national emails) to support FWA’s progressive campaigns. You’ll work closely with FWA’s web developers, social media teams, writers/content creators, and marketing managers to support your work. We need a creative thinker who really understands web design for progressive advocacy organizations (and how to create effective user experience and user interfaces).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In your first couple of months, we want you to learn about FWA, our policies and programs, and our national progressive campaigns around climate, food, and water. You will be plugged into some ongoing campaigns and projects so that you can begin making an impact immediately.
  • Our most important digital asset is our website. You’ll work alongside web developers and content creators to design, build and maintain our main site (foodandwateraction.org) and a few smaller collateral sites. Currently, we’re working to design a new site and we expect work on this to last for most of the rest of the year – whoever comes into this position will be able to help lead this design process. We’re very focused on optimizing the user experience of our website, so it’s important that you have a strong sense of what makes a great web experience and how user interfaces work.
  • You’ll also create digital content for social media (working with our social media team, our digital acquisition team, and content creators). Our goal is develop and test bold, creative designs across all of our digital platforms to help engage people around our mission and national campaigns.
  • We also respond to breaking news as it relates to climate, food, and water issues. As part of that, you’ll create rapid response and branded graphics for a range of FWA campaigns and legislative priorities including infographics, HTML email graphics, social media graphics, website graphics, animation graphics, digital and print ads, PowerPoint presentations, signage, shirts typography, and other assets.
  • You’ll also led your expertise by working with other design team members to manage FWA’s visual brand identity (we have brand standards and guidelines which you’ll help maintain and update).
  • Finally, you’ll work with other designers to provide support in other design areas (including print and multimedia design), as needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 3 to 5 years of progressively more advanced design experience in similar roles; we value real-world, on the job experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Graphic Design or equivalent is preferred but not required; relevant work experience or recognized industry certifications are just as important.
  • Significant professional experience with modern design tools like PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Figma, Sketch, etc.
  • A strong understanding of web design and UX/UI (familiarity with tools like HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and WordPress is a plus).
  • Strong familiarity with digital communications and information architecture
  • Ability to follow design templates and a visual identity guide
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong project management skills with a proven track record of consistently delivering projects on time, within budget, and with a high level of quality
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to think creatively and have an eye for innovative graphic opportunities
  • Keen understanding of how to leverage digital graphics to clearly define and articulate the FWA brand in a compelling way, spanning a varying applications and audiences
  • A proven eye for good photography, design and brand consistency
  • You’re a proactive team player who has a collaborative approach to creative development in a demanding, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Design portfolio required: PDF portfolio upload or URL to online portfolio must be provided to be considered for this position

Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular Google Drive and have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.

Compensation: Dependent upon experience and based on labor market.



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