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Volunteer Education Associate: Graphic Designer and Illustrator (Remote)

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Save the Water, Inc.

  • 3 people are interested

  • STW(tm) will provide a "letter of recommendation" to interns, students & professionals who are able to showcase outstanding performance for school/university credit and for professional references.

About us

Save the Water(tm) (STW(tm)) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the world water crisis through excellence in water science research and by forming alliances with organizations, scientists, universities, media, businesses, and governments around the world to promote awareness of water contamination issues.

A passion for water. STW(tm) associates must have an understanding of the value and role that water plays in the quality of life of all living things on the planet.

Volunteering with STW(tm) is different from other volunteer experiences as we work in an almost 100% online environment. Save the Water(tm) is run like a business and we rely heavily on frequent email communications, meetings held via google hangouts/Zoom, and collaboration on projects via google drive. Volunteers are held to high standards and deliverable due dates.

We aim to build bridges with local businesses, communities, governments, and schools and have become part of an ever-growing solution in bringing clean water to everybody regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.

Our educational objectives are to provide students, educators, and communities access to free and extensive resources including water facts, infographics, media, lesson plans, student activities and games, water experiments, curriculum materials for educators and much more! If you have an idea that can contribute to our worthy cause, we would love to hear from you!

To learn more about Save the Water(tm), please visit www.savethewater.org

The Role:

Reporting to the Education Content Manager, the Education Associate: Graphic Designer and Illustrator is responsible for creating high-quality graphics and illustrations for our education content projects in increasing public awareness about water issues. As the Graphic Designer and Illustrator of the team, you are required to work closely with the Education Content and Curriculum Development teams to develop inspiring artwork that will attract our target audience. You will be responsible for formulating concepts and rendering draft illustrations from written words, models, sketched ideas and from your imagination.

To be successful, you should be a highly artistic person with a passion for creative technologies. You should be able to draw and work on digital software in a variety of styles and mediums. In essence, you are a creative individual who can turn concepts into artistic, marketable images. You will work closely with the Education Content and Curriculum Development teams, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities, resolve roadblocks/issues and grow STW(tm)’s Water Education Materials (WEM) Education Programs.

What you will be responsible for...

  • Brainstorming with the education team to come up with image ideas and concepts.
  • Preparing and designing rough draft illustrations according to client specifications.
  • Identifying and defining constraints and timelines in relation to your activities.
  • Creating complete illustrations by using digitally created images.
  • Refining image design using illustration software.
  • Enhancing the design concept using a wide range of colors and graphics.
  • Applying complex isometric techniques to add perspective to design shapes.
  • Formatting final illustrations using CAD software.
  • Ensuring that printed illustrations meet specified color and quality standards.
  • Assist the Education Content Manager in brainstorming content ideas and developing strategies to execute.
  • Deliver project updates at Education Group meetings.
  • Support the program development progress that aligns to Save the Water’s mission in educating the public about world water issues.
  • Work collaboratively with the team members in the Water Education Materials (WEM) team.
  • Increasing SEO of our website using keywords as developed by our Web Analysts.
  • Be willing to attend virtual meetings in EST timezone (GMT -4:00) and respond to emails within 24 hour

About you

  • Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Strong ability to self-motivate, multi-task and prioritize effectively. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and online environment.
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills to elicit information and provide accurate information clearly and concisely.
  • Very comfortable working in a virtual team environment incorporating group problem-solving; shares information and responsibility.
  • Committed to attending team meetings.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Outgoing, persistent and energetic. Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills, capacity for innovation.
  • Enjoy taking initiative, adaptable, and able to work under pressure.

Apply Now if you have ...

  • Minimum requirement of a diploma in graphic design, illustration, or fine arts. Equivalencies of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Portfolio of completed illustrations, graphic design projects, and other multimedia-related works of art.
  • Prior work experience as an Illustrator, graphic designer, or similar.
  • Work experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • Drawing, painting and digital drawing skills.
  • Proficiency with required desktop publishing tools, including Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, and Illustrator.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Strong conceptual and artistic skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.
  • Effective oral communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with staff.
  • Understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, product packaging, advertisements, and multimedia design.
  • Innovative thinker who is passionate about our cause.
  • Familiar with current graphic design trends and best practices.
  • Experience using Google product applications or GSuite.


  • Experience planning and designing storyboards, and developing animations.

How to apply:

If interested, please submit your resume to newvolunteers@savethewater.org . We would love to hear from you!

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About Save the Water, Inc.


"All Positions are Virtual", Plantation, FL 33322, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Save The Waterâ„¢ is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water, and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impact.


About Us

Save the Water(tm) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water, and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impacts.

Our volunteers are diverse professionals from all over the world bringing their knowledge and experience to STW(tm) because we care deeply about our communities and water resources. We learn and collaborate in an open and empowering work environment to find long-term solutions to the water contamination problem. Our vision is "Contamination free, healthy water for all"

To learn more about Save the Water(tm) , please visit www.savethewater.org



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Web Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Animation Software
  • Graphic Design
  • Google Apps
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • An Associate is required to contribute a minimum of 5 hours per week.
  • Associates must be willing to attend virtual meetings in EST Timezone and be responsive to emails within 36 hours.

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