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Part-Time Graphic Design Coordinator (20 hrs/week)

Part-time

The part-time Graphic Design Coordinator position reports to the Senior Manager of Communications and will support the Website and Graphic Design Coordinator. The position offers a design professional the opportunity to work in a full-service communications department for an award-winning master-planned community. The Graphic Design Coordinator produces print and digital content that supports the communications and public relations needs of the community.

The communications team’s mission is to enhance DC Ranch residents’ sense of community and ensure consistency of message, image, visibility and reputation within DC Ranch and in the greater community. A website, monthly newspaper, e-communiqués, and social media are the vehicles used for disseminating news and information to DC Ranch stakeholders. The communications team serves as stewards of DC Ranch’s brand, community values, vision and philosophies.    

Responsibilities | Strategic Communications and Marketing for DC Ranch
In collaboration with the Community Council communications team, create print and digital content that aligns with the mission and values of DC Ranch, along with the interests of residents and stakeholders.

•              Research and create print materials for distribution to residents and staff via mail, kiosks, hand delivery and other methods

•              Produce high-impact digital content for websites, emails, events, social media and other platforms that include text, graphics, video and animation

•              Apply an in-depth understanding of different approaches to your design process and ensure the DC Ranch brand is the primary focus

•              Be an effective communicator by listening, learning and engaging with residents and colleagues

•              Ensure all print and digital content meets brand standards for text, artwork, color and logos

•              Optimize use of communications vehicles for their intended purpose

Abilities and Expectations

 

·               Expertise in Adobe Creative suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

·               Mastery of creative visual layout and design

·               Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

·               Knowledge of WordPress a plus

·               Ability to think creatively and understand connections among various stakeholders and entities

·               Skilled in and able to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate, influence, prioritize and execute

·               Highly organized and detailed oriented

·               Work collaboratively with the entire staff to create beautiful visual content that complements brand and marketing strategies

·               General understanding and experience of content management systems for managing websites

·               Know how to accept advice or critiques of work and how to implement improvements

·               Naturally self-motivated and self-managed

·               Tactful and diplomatic interpersonal skills

·               Maintain professional and friendly communications, whether by phone, email or in-person

·               Conscientious and dependable

·               Demonstrate a love and passion for everything design and art related

·               Ensure residents and collaborators receive the best, most courteous service possible

·               Fanatical about attention to detail and consistency

·               Commitment to producing high-quality work

·               Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-up with co-workers and customers in an efficient and timely fashion

·               Work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments to meet deadlines

·               An active learner who enjoys finding ways to develop new skills

·               Proficient in multitasking with the ability to successfully handle complex projects at the same time

 

Hours and Compensation

·               The part-time Graphic Design Coordinator will be expected to work on site at DC Ranch

·               Schedule will consist of 20 hours per week with some flexibility during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; some after hours/weekend shifts may be scheduled

·               Position pays $24 per hour

Communications Team Support

·               Collect, draft and/or edit copy for DC Ranch communication vehicles

·               Obtain photos and video for communications vehicles

·               Update and maintain website content

·               Provide quality control over positioning and messaging of information that is communicated

Community Council Team Support

·               Provide staff support at DC Ranch community events

·               Deliver high-quality customer service to residents and guests at community centers

·               Assist in community center operations duties as assigned

·               Contribute to, and build upon, Community Council team culture and values

 

Education and Experience

·            Four-year degree or equivalent working knowledge in graphic design or related field preferred

·            Three years of experience working in a communications department in a non-profit setting, municipality, or public relations or marketing agency

·            Experience in production of print publications, collateral, email communications and video

 

DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. The DC Ranch Community Council facilitates a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging in every DC Ranch resident by providing communications, events, and opportunities to nurture meaningful relationships with the greater community. The leadership of the seven-member Community Council Board of Directors and professional staff upholds the DC Ranch community values and enables occasions for civic, cultural, educational, social, philanthropic and recreational involvement. 

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