The Designer is responsible for producing print and digital collateral for The Nature Conservancy’s principal gift donors and crafting communications materials in support of the organization’s global conservation priorities.
The Designer is responsible for creating engaging, on-brand materials to solicit and steward individual and institutional donors. As part of the Donor Communications Team, they will work in close cooperation with members of the Donor Relations Department (Communications, Engagement, and Stewardship teams), Principal Gifts team, field fundraiser, Conservation program staff, Marketing staff, contract writers and designers, vendors and others as needed. They will provide advice, recommendations and training related to donor communications. The Designer will directly support the Senior Designer in delivering communication support for Executive Leadership, project management, team outreach, and collaborating with Donor Communications Officers. Communication materials may include proposals, presentation decks, fact sheets, case statements, photobooks, trip itineraries, data dashboards, maps, invitations, infographics, and annual reports.
The Designer maintains up-to-date, expert knowledge of design tools and practices; applies that knowledge to the organization’s fundraising goals and acts as a resource for other team members. They are responsible for building relationships with closely aligned teams in Marketing & Communications and Conservation to ensure consistency of organizational messaging and materials and to foster greater organizational collaboration. They may support Executive Team fundraising by maintaining close relationships with Global Conservation Leadership as assigned and ensuring these individuals and their teams have the necessary materials, training, and support to engage with the organization’s top donors.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU
We’re looking for a creative, self-driven individual with strong conceptual skills and design rigor to join our Donor Communications Team. An ideal candidate is a perceptive problem solver, well-practiced in using design as a powerful tool to show our donors how they can make a huge impact on conservation. Time management, consistency and adaptability will be key to this role as you collaborate on projects and communications across a wide range of teams.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
- Experience with current technology in design.
- Experience designing materials for donors or fundraisers, such as: funding proposal, presentation, annual report, case statement, fact sheet, infographic, trip itinerary, invitation, data dashboard, photobook or equivalent.
- Experience working across departments, organizing and coordinating multiple projects.
- Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of design and visual communications.