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Graphic Designer

United Way of Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Associate
Full time

Published on 14 Jul 2022

Expires on 14 Jul 2022

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Graphic Designer

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO 

Graphic Designer  

JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

 

Job Title:       Graphic Designer                    Department: Marketing 

Exempt: Yes        Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer 

Salary Classification: Level II                       Location: Albuquerque  

 

ORGANIZATION:   
Headquartered in Albuquerque, United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) serves the people of five counties:  Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia.  Its mission is to connect people to opportunities and services to equitably improve lives and strengthen communities.       

 

UWCNM brings together donors, businesses, nonprofits, government, and others to create better solutions to our community’s challenges.  Our programs and donor dollars ensure that individuals and families in central New Mexico have the opportunity to achieve potential through education, that they are healthy and safe, are financially stable and live life with dignity.   

 

In addition, UWCNM has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and upholds the following values:    
 

  • We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.    

  • We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance  

our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.    

  • We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and 

employee must have equal access to solving community problems.    

  • We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily 

work.    

  • We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. 

 

PURPOSE: 

In 2017, United Way of Central New Mexico’s (UWCNM) Board of Directors approved an Impact Agenda that will guide our work for years to come. The Impact Agenda lays out a cradle-to-career focus with two central priorities for UWCNM: improving family stability and supporting educational attainment. 

  

Under the direction of the Chief Marketing Officer, the Graphic Designer will support the mission of UWCNM by maintaining the graphic integrity of the organization to reach a wider audience and engage more community members. This role focuses on visualizing and creating graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts and photos. The Graphic Designer’s work will captivate, inform, inspire, and/or persuade, for use in a marketing or promotional campaign, at events, and for public presentation. This role requires working creatively, both in print and electronically, as a visual storyteller. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

 

  • Concept and execute the graphic design and layout of marketing and communication materials in all print and electronic mediums 

  • Maintain and enforce the United Way brand image in every aspect of the organization’s business 

  • Contribute to UWCNM’s marketing strategies through graphic design and new media ideas 

  • Use marketing analysis data to develop effective communications 

  • Create additional content and maintain the organization’s photography library 

  • Keep files up to date with work orders, invoices, attachments, and samples 

  • Manage the production of marketing materials with outside vendors 

  • Keep inventory of administrative printed materials.  Reorder when necessary, within budget guidelines 

  • Organize, support and track projects to meet deadlines 

  • Keep archival files of all materials 

  • Participates in Marketing and companywide team meetings 

  • Participates in professional development training related to work with UWCNM 

  • Take on and lead one-time projects as assigned 

  • Support other areas of United Way of Central New Mexico as needed and perform other duties as assigned 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS  

 

  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Cloud programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro or AfterEffects, as well as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

  • Two years experience in an office setting with print and electronic media design, printing and production responsibility, preferred 

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects   simultaneously  

  • Background in writing, editing and layout 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Detail oriented, accurate, organized, analytical, flexible and able to meet deadlines 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to recognize and respect the many forms of diversity 

 

EQUIPMENT USED:   

  • PC, copiers (including wide format), fax, camera equipment other general office equipment 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:  

 

  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 

  • Flexibility, independence, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.  

  • Effective project/time management skills.  

  • Self-starter, flexible to respond to emerging needs, motivated and happy to work with minimal supervision.  

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals.  

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS [EDUCATION]: 

 

  • BA in graphic design or equivalent work experience 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year’s experience working  

  • Experience in digital media (video production and editing) 

 

STARTING SALARY:  $45,000 -  35 hrs/wk (FTE) 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Standard office environment, position is primarily an office setting, requiring long periods of sitting at a desk and computer.  

 

Interested applicants, or if you have additional questions, should supply a resume and cover letter to applicant@uwcnm.org by July 14, 2022. 

 

 

United Way of Central New Mexico is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

We welcome applicants with disabilities and applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.