Senior Graphic Designer

New York City, Washington D.C. or Oakland, CA | PAC - Digital & Communications Team | Full-time


We are seeking a talented Senior Graphic Designer with a passion for creating content that can help motivate and rally people to end racial injustice wherever it exists, and who brings the right cultural orientation and creative sensibility for doing so. Working with the Deputy Senior Campaign Director, the Graphic Designer will lead the production of high-quality creative assets to promote the brand, campaigns and initiatives of the organization through key channels, in the context of an overall marketing and engagement strategy set forth by the organization—social media, websites, presentations, print materials, merchandise, etc. 

The Graphic Designer will work within our overall design management process, and will at times work closely with external content and design consultants. The Graphic Designer is experienced in creating powerful, savvy, on-strategy graphic assets in response to a creative brief, sophisticated brand book and assessment metrics, as well as in identifying opportunities to increase the efficacy of Color of Change’s PAC creative content. 

This position reports to the Deputy Senior Campaign Director and responsibilities include:

  • Design campaign-related digital assets (graphics, basic motion graphics, photography, basic illustration) per design assignments in a timely and often rapid manner
  • Help institutionalize the Color Of Change PAC brand guide and assets
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts for various initiatives, and for general organizational promotion/engagement
  • Create or edit other graphics as needed, including website content, presentations, internal communications templates, infographics, icons, newsletters, merchandise, and other collateral
  • Integrate contemporary and/or audience-specific design trends into design work, and evolve the overall breadth of execution against the brand book
  • Ability and experience in helping maintain brand integrity
  • Create images that identify a product or convey a message
  • Helping oversee creative projects including photographic and video-related content


  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience producing savvy graphic design and digital media
  • Advanced proficiency with the full Adobe CS, as well as related design/content software
  • Portfolio highlighting demonstrated ability to take a project from concept to completion, and to create effective/strategic content per stated goals
  • Mastery in designing for various required specs (websites, social platforms, etc.)
  • Cultural savvy, sensitivity and instincts appropriate for Color Of Change
  • Demonstrated, exceptional project management skills, and ability to work on tight timelines, with internal and external partners, based in national offices or remotely
  • The ability to prioritize among competing priorities and multi-task across a broad spectrum of collaborators; enjoys working independently, as well as on a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and sharp attention to detail
  • Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines and maintaining and managing budgets
  • Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and independent judgment
  • Demonstrated alignment with COC’s mission and campaigns, and an interest in deepening your commitment to racial justice and building a career in impact
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Has a finger on the pulse of the communities we lift up, able to leverage cultural trends to generate enthusiasm, growth and real power

How to Apply: Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume and COC PAC-tailored cover letter.

Compensation: $82,000. This is a full-time, temporary position (ending in December 2020). 

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.