Graphic Designer
Job Details
Experienced
Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Full Time
Description

TOGETHER, WE ARE DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL:  In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one Matches for kids and teens who want to realize their full potential.  Over 1,200 Matches (Bigs & Littles) are building life-changing friendships in Kansas City through the power of one-to-one mentoring. Research proves that children enrolled in the program receive better grades, are more likely to graduate high school, and have improved relationships with family and friends.  For more information on the BBBSKC program, visit bbbskc.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is over 100 years old and operates in all 50 states and in 12 countries across the world.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) has been recognized as a leader in the non-profit industry and in the national BBBS network, winning the National Large Agency of the Year Award four times and the Quality Award every year since 2015. Other recognition includes NAIA Company of Character, Non-Profit Times Best Non-Profit to Work for in America, Independent Magazine’s Best Non-Profit Events, NP Connect’s Marketing Awards, Hispanic Chamber Organization of the Year award.

Located in the heart of Kansas City, MO, BBBSKC is headquartered in the Crossroads in a state-of-the-art facility that offers ultimate visibility, access, collaboration workspaces, one of the best views in the city from our rooftop deck and the ability to host hundreds of people each week at one of our events, Match activities or trainings in our theater or event space. 

In addition to being a top-notch place to come to work, the culture inside the office is unmatched.  BBBSKC lives by core value statements, an open-door leadership policy, a generous paid time off plan, excellent benefits, competitive salary, extraordinary parenteral/maternity leave, a hybrid work schedule, opportunities for the staff to participate in committees and task forces, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, a work hard/play hard mentality that leads to regular employee appreciation events and team bonding opportunities.

When staff are asked their favorite part about working for BBBSKC though, most of the time it comes back to the mission.  Each employee knows how their role is impacting others in our community and they personally are helping defend potential for kids in Kansas City and that is empowering and rewarding for all our team members.

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

Reporting to Creative + Content Manager, the Graphic Designer is a full-time non-exempt position that is an integral part of the Marketing team. The Graphic Designer will help continue to build our brand and support all departments, including the BBBS Donation Center, Program, Development, Events, and Recruitment to meet departmental goals. The Graphic Designer will help design and create invitations, digital and print marketing campaigns, promotional pieces, signage, in-event materials, and work on all branding components. The Graphic Designer will skillfully collaborate with our marketing staff, while ensuring department leaders’ voices are heard, considered, and valued.   

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Marketing team, Department Leaders and staff to come up with a design plan for initiatives, campaigns, events and projects.
  • Create overall branding guidelines and standards for individual campaigns and events.
  • Manage BBBSA national brand standards and educate others on the BBBSKC brand.
  • Innovate and present new concepts and ideas to the teams to elevate the status of every initiative, project, campaign or event that we produce.
  • Produce high quality design projects for each department in the organization.
  • Work with outside vendors to create final print products. (Soli, FastSigns, etc).
  • Implement creative processes and initiatives within the organization with a strong focus on teamwork.
  • Serve as the primary BBBSKC photographer (Coordinate, direct and shoot all photos or coordinate with event photographers as needed). 
  • Provide AV help at special events.
  • Create graphics for all BBBSKC branded projects.
  • Work with the Creative + Content Manager to set project priorities and deadlines.
  • Provide overall marketing support to each department.
  • Participate in some evening and weekend events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will be a team player, who demonstrates a willingness and desire to stay on top of advancing trends and bring new ideas to the table. Candidates must be able to work on multiple projects at one time and work with tight and competing deadlines and will be the day-to-day contact for department graphic design projects. The position requires the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, have persistence and enthusiasm, strong attention to detail, and be flexible with a willingness to jump in as needed to accomplish job requirements.

Candidates must also possess the ability to set and accomplish goals. Must be highly organized with the ability to multitask, implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. You should be able to work independently and work well with a team.
 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic design or communications preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience in graphic design in a professional, full-time capacity
  • Proven knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on a Macintosh platform (examples required)
  • Photography and videography experience a plus
     

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

BBBSKC is the fastest growing Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the nation, nearly doubling the size of our staff and number of children served within the past 10 years. We are proud to offer competitive pay, a generous benefits package, ample vacation days, and a fun office environment. Management believes in an inclusive environment where staff members can learn and grow. We offer an employee wellness program and professional development opportunities whenever applicable. We also believe in the work hard, play hard motto as we plan quarterly staff outings where we step away from our day-to-day operations and focus on connecting as a team. This position is located in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck) and auxiliary office next door.  As a member of the BBBSKC team there will be an expectation to participate in some evening and weekend events. 

 

TO APPLY

If you qualify for this position and are passionate about our mission and our staff culture, we look forward to meeting you.


Portfolio including print (ex. event signage, brochures, booklets, postcards, etc.), digital (ex. email design, social media graphics, presentation slide design, etc.), or other pertinent design work is required to be considered. Photography examples preferred.

Please note, applications that are not filled out in full will not be considered.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

BBBSKC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

BBBSKC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
 

Click here to learn more about our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) work, commitments, and JEDI annual report.

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