Compensation includes competitive benefits including medical and dental benefits, a retirement plan, daily lunch, and salary commensurate with experience.
Annie Wright is seeking a Marketing Designer to begin as soon as possible. This is a full time staff position that reports directly to the Assistant Head of Schools.
Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.
The Marketing Designer is a critical partner in telling the story of Annie Wright Schools. The Marketing Designer uses their talent for design and storytelling to create visuals that engage community members in the Schools’ daily life, that inspire new ways of thinking and memories of years gone by, and that inform internal and external constituents about the ways in which Annie Wright cultivates a love of learning, critical thinking, global engagement and personal growth.
The Marketing Designer is a collaborative yet independent creator, and a visual artist who deeply supports and cares about telling the story of Annie Wright Schools, its Mission and Key Characteristics, including our Mission in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and our Mission on Health & Wellness. The Marketing Designer takes these concepts and ideas and makes them come to life, in print and in electronic media. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities for creative expression: a branded presentation for Upper School families to describe the educational pathways, a wall display to best demonstrate travel opportunities for students, a brochure that highlights the opportunities of dorm living, a program that celebrates the achievements of young Lower School students, an invitation for alumni to reconnect over shared memories, or a web piece that highlights the critically important work of building a culture of belonging. The Marketing Designer is able to obtain input verbally or in writing from different stakeholders and, with their expert knowledge of current design software, develop designs that meet organizational needs and brand expectations while delivering the ‘wow’ factor.
As a key member of the Communications team, the Marketing Designer works closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and the Assistant Head of Schools to ensure consistency and effective program management. The Marketing Designer is also willing to examine existing processes, identifies flaws in the systems, and proposes and implements solutions to improve design capabilities. As part of the broader Advancement team, the Communications team works closely with and across many internal departments and is deeply involved in campus life.
Position overview: duties & responsibilities
The Marketing Designer:
in collaboration with the communications team, supports the Schools’ internal and external marketing and communications initiatives through developing, creating and producing multimedia collateral, including advertisements, web pages graphics, templates, signage, layouts, brochures, fundraising pieces and more;
translates strategic direction into high-quality design while enforcing brand standards and logo usage;
develops concepts and executes original content determining ideal usage of color, text, font style, imagery, and layout
manages stationery, business cards, letterhead, etc;
works with others on the communications team and external partners to produce videos for web, social media, and email;
is comfortable with a camera and is able to take photos for internal events and collateral (headshots, school activities, student art on the walls, etc.), when needed;
works with photographers, helps identify and fulfill photo needs and archiving, and partners in overseeing production & vendor relationships;
manages the design and uploading process of all project material, understanding best practices for using a content management system
assists with social media, including templates, hashtag campaigns and short videos.
The Marketing Designer will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Marketing Designer:
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Art or similar discipline:
has 3 to 5 years of related work experience, preferably in nonprofit or education setting;
demonstrates expertise in related technical skills, including: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., and a thirst and ability for continued learning of new technologies;
has proven experience with graphic design, with a strong portfolio of work;
shows exceptional creativity and innovative design skills and attention to detail;
has excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills, proofreading ability is a plus;
demonstrates experience with digital photography and editing, video production experience preferred;
is able to articulate and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences;
has strong organizational and time-management skills for meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
demonstrates an ability to plan comprehensively, work independently and collaboratively, manage projects, and prioritize to satisfy competing project deadlines;
practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
and, is eligible to work in the United States.
Must be able to handle prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer;
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at [email protected]. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.
Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.