Reports to: Communications Director
About the Organization: Lines for Life is a regional non-profit that is dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide and promoting mental wellness. We offer help and hope to individuals and communities, and promote mental health for all. Our work addresses a spectrum of needs that include intervention, prevention, and advocacy. We educate, train, and advocate to prevent issues of substance abuse, mental illness, and thoughts of suicide from reaching crisis levels. But when a crisis arises or support is needed, we are available 24/7/365 to intervene with personalized help.
Position Summary: Provide graphic design and art direction for all of the creative output in the organization in accordance with the established brand guidelines of the organization. This position will create imagery that communicates our mission and work and will collaborate with the Communications team members to help all programs in the organization to meet their needs in branding, and promotion, as well as special events throughout the organization.
- This position will receive creative briefs from the Production Assistant and begin planning concept by studying the information and materials.
- Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts in accordance with the established Lines for Life branding guidelines and in a way that visually communicates the mission of the organization.
- Obtain approval of concept by submitting the rough layout to the Communications Director and the program requesting the creative content.
- Prepare finished copy and art, primarily using Adobe Creative Suite.
- The finished copy will be handed off to the Communications Specialist for review and the Production Assistant will prepare it for print.
- Design projects including but not limited to: marketing materials for crisis services and prevention conferences; curriculum for training programs; social media and web design for current or upcoming events; PowerPoints with visuals of data and integrated video clips for internal and external presentation; design projects for the annual fundraisers and the end of the year appeals with a strong call to action.
- Collaborate with the Production Assistant to maintain electronic files of branding materials including business cards, letterhead, brochures and program graphs as well as other promotional documents and templates.
- Maintain technical knowledge of the current design trends.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree related to graphic design or equivalent work experience
- Analytical skills
- Strong design and layout skills
- Ability to create innovative media materials that appeal to diverse populations including but not limited to youth, veterans, rural populations, tribal communities while still being consistent with the organizational brand guidelines.
- A highly motivated self-starter with an ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to meet flexible project deadlines and handle quick turnarounds.
- High level of accuracy and detail-oriented design skills in both an autonomous and directed environment.
- Ability to handle rejection and revise creative designs based on feedback from key stakeholders in the project.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and e-marketing software like Constant Contact.
- Knowledge about substance abuse and suicide prevention and mental wellness.
Work Schedule & Physical Requirements:
- This position will work 40 hours per week, typically during the day Mondays through Fridays, but will require working occasional evenings and weekends to meet deadlines.
- Work is primarily conducted in an office environment in SW Portland.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function in the company. Lines for Life is an equal opportunity employer.
Lived Experience: Lines for Life encourages individuals with lived experience to apply. This includes individuals who have undertaken their own recovery journey or supported someone through a recovery journey from mental health conditions, suicidal struggles, and/or substance abuse. They have the capacity to draw upon and use their own lived experiences to help others and prevent suicide and substance abuse and promote mental wellness.
EEO: Lines for Life strives to create a diverse, inclusive environment to better represent the communities that we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer.
All Lines for Life employees must be approved to work by the Oregon Department of Human Services’s Background Check Unit. Background checks are completed after a conditional offer of employment has been extended.