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MORNING STAR FOUNDATION

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Use your artistic abilities to communicate ideas, inform donors and volunteers, and solve our biggest problems. As a graphic designer at Morning Star Foundation, you will create visual concepts by hand and digitally to help our target audience interpret the world around them through color, texture, images, and symbols. You will be responsible for all aspects of our design process, including advertising, digital design, illustration, and branding. Whether you currently work in a design studio, a creative agency, or a corporate company, we could use your help!

Job Overview

Come volunteer at the Morning Star Foundation, the leading grant-making foundation benefiting children’s charities in the Spokane, WA area. We're looking for a seasoned Graphic Designer to join our volunteer marketing team. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, the Morning Star Foundation is an excellent opportunity for you.

Responsibilities

  • Create and design various materials for print and digital collateral
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
  • Establish creative direction for the Foundation as well as brand guidelines
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
  • Perform retouching and manipulation of images
  • Work with a wide range of media and use graphic design software
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, design, communications, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in graphic design
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, and other graphic design software
  • Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills

Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of local community needs and how they are being addressed
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Great personal satisfaction, since you have the opportunity to make a real difference to our beneficiaries and donors’ lives

Please submit your resume and up to three graphic design samples for us to get an idea of your best work. Feel free to include links to your content or portfolio in your application.

Foundation Key Contact

Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with fellow volunteers to complete assignments and exchange ideas.

How to Apply:
Please use the following link to apply: https://formstack.io/0F636

This role is purely voluntary, and this arrangement is not meant to be legally binding or an employment contract.

Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering places will be offered.

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About MORNING STAR FOUNDATION

Location:

510 W Riverside Ave, Ste 201, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. We're on a mission to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun.

Description

Our Mission is Simple
We Believe in Kids.
We Believe in Our Community.
We support programs that are transforming the lives of our community’s most vulnerable youth.

Measurable Impact
We believe that success should be measured by the lives that have been changed. That’s a difficult thing to quantify, so we’ve put together a few statistics for you. With the support of our generous donors, we’ve supported over 725 kids, and that’s just the start!

  • 125,000 hours of around the clock care for boys experiencing trauma
    550 hours of tutoring services for foster kids who have fallen behind
    450 Title One students engaged in land conservation education activities
    26 previously homeless children placed in early childhood education programs
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Graphic Design

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time to dedicate to this professional volunteer opportunity (approx 10 hours per month).¬† Commitment to attend regular meetings On an ad hoc basis, attend events according to schedule. Events usually take place during lunch breaks,
  • Orientation and Training Read the Morning Star Foundation by-laws¬† Morning Star Foundation Articles of Incorporation Meet with the Marketing Committee Chair and Chief Executive Officer

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