Graphic Designer — 2021-22 School Year

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Description

What started in 2012 as weekly Twitter chats using #StuVoice has grown into a national student-led call to action for more equitable schools. Student Voice is by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in all 50 states to position and equip students as storytellers, organizers, and partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity and injustice. 

Student Voice's work is driven by the belief that in order to achieve equity in schools, power must be meaningfully shifted towards young people most marginalized by the education system. Therefore, we model what we ask of institutions by actively elevating students to positions of decision making power across our work, starting with our entirely youth-led team. Composed of 15 high school and college students, our team brings together young people with deep experience in community action in distinct schools and contexts.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Student Voice will begin contacting applicants for interviews on Wednesday, June 16.

Graphic Designer: As Student Voice’s Graphic Designer, you will play a key role in the creation of a cohesive, engaging brand for the organization’s work. You will design graphic assets for Student Voice’s website, social media and press materials, and play a particularly large role in creating socially impactful branding for Student Voice’s rapid-response communications campaigns. The Graphic Designer works in conjunction with the Communications Director, the communications team, and the Student Voice team at large. 

Contract: June 2021 to August 2021 with option to renew

Hours: 10 hrs/week at $15/hour

Reports to: Communications Director

Responsibilities

Contributing to Student Voice’s communications work through graphic design:

  • Creates graphic assets for Student Voice’s social media, webpage, resource library and more
  • Familiar with professional graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud; does not rely on basic-level tools such as Canva to create designs
  • Works closely with the Student Voice team and communications staff in particular to ideate and execute graphic vision and strategy
  • Designs visually engaging and appealing branding for rapid-response communications campaigns in collaboration with the communications team
  • Ensures Student Voice’s content is cohesive and aligns with the organization’s brand, mission and values
  • Become familiar with and contribute to Student Voice’s values and theory of change

Contributing to the Student Voice team:

  • Communicates with team members via Slack & email
  • Attends weekly team calls
  • Collaborates with other programs and the communications team
  • Consults partner organizations on authentic youth engagement through Student Voice Strategies projects
  • Co-designs national campaigns as needs arise

Requirements

  • High school- or college-aged student with at least 10 hrs/week of dedicated work time
  • The capacity to create graphic assets rapidly in order to fit the needs of Student Voice’s rapidly changing work
  • Interest in current developments in education and knowledge to strategically position Student Voice ahead of the news cycle
  • Is detail-oriented and highly adaptive
  • Willingness to learn about and commit to Student Voice’s shared team values
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to be highly responsive in a remote setting
  • Possesses a growth mindset

Student Voice Perks

  • Competitive student salaries
  • Flexible work environment
  • Many travel opportunities
  • Build connections with education equity leaders
  • Work on a subject of personal passion
  • Collaborative, real-world experience in a youth-centered environment

Equal Opportunity

Please know Student Voice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Student Voice complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination. 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.

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