Overview

The Opportunity
The Taproot Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic graphic design fellow to join our national External Affairs team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in cross-sector (for profit and nonprofit) collaboration. The graphic design fellow will work with the marketing and communications team to build our brand and increase awareness of pro bono service as a strategic resources for nonprofits to advance their missions. This is a national role that will interface with Taproot employees across the country. We also include our fellows in national team meetings, all-staff meetings, networking opportunities and training workshops.Our ideal candidate is a graphic design student or early career professional interested in improving his or her skill set while simultaneously expanding and enhancing his or her portfolio. This position is a great match for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced and innovative environment.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conceptualizing and executing one pagers, promotional and marketing materials (web and print), event materials, publications, infographics etc.
  • Creating images and graphics for social media advertising, website homepage panels and blog posts.
  • Contributing to the look and feel of social media campaigns, newsletter and blog features.
  • Contributing to a significant revision and improvement of the organization’s style guide which includes on brand letterhead, imagery, graphics, publication layouts, and program specific material templates.
  • Design support for flagship event, Pro Bono Week celebrated across the US.
  • Other projects as needed.
Experience and Competencies
The ideal candidate has proven ability in the skills below as well as a genuine interest in working for an innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofit organization.
  • Attained or is working toward a BA, BFA, MA or MFA for graphic design, design strategy or related study
  • Can work at least 15-20 hours/week
  • Proficient at Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign) with a good understanding of typography, layout, form, and color
  • Good understanding of print/digital production
  • Ability to develop existing brand identity
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and approach problems creatively
  • Ability to see big picture while paying attention to detai in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive, confident, can-do attitude
  • Experience with marketing and/or social media a plus
  • Experience with Constant Contact and Microsoft Office preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Drupal a plus

About Taproot Foundation

Taproot is a national nonprofit organization that makes business talent available at no cost to organizations working to improve society. We operate out of five US cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC and increasingly focus across the United States and globally. Our mission is to drive social change by leading, mobilizing and engaging professionals in pro bono service. We engage the nation’s millions of business professionals in pro bono consulting through a spectrum of services anchored by our award-winning Service Grant program and by partnering with companies and national organizations to develop their own internal pro bono programs through our Advisory Services practice. One day, we envision that all organizations with promising solutions will be well equipped to successfully take on urgent social challenges.

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