The National Recreation & Park Association is actively seeking a forward thinking and creative person to fill our Designer position.
This position will be responsible for creating visual concepts, layouts and graphic designs, for print, email, web, mobile and other digital platforms to support the promotion of NRPA's programs and services to our membership. The ideal candidate must possess graphic design, web design, and layout skills, and be creative and flexible, with acute attention to detail and be able to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines in a fast-paced setting.
Ensure visual concept development, layout, and design are within parameters of the Brand standards.
Create visual concepts of varying types that match the content and the image requested by stakeholders, including properly preparing documents for print or web.
Manage assigned creative projects from concept to completion, including handling relationships with outside vendors.
Design direct mail campaigns, logos, brochures, flyers, posters, conference resources and other marketing materials.
Design webpage concepts and implement them into HTML/CSS webpages through a content management system.
DISCOVER the BENEFITS at NRPA!
Conveniently located off the Dulles Greenway, in Brambleton Regional Park in Ashburn, NRPA boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest! All staff have access to indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities. Our facility has a brand new air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast. Full time staff enjoy a very rich benefit package that includes group Health, Dental, and Vision for employee and family, paid 80% by the employer;403(b) fully vested upon hire; Life insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability paid 100% by the employer; accrue 26 Paid days off per year plus 13 paid holidays, eligibility in the first month of employment, Length of Service Awards and much, much more! NRPA is committed to promoting an environment of work-life balance. To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5 hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions and more. Discover what we already know about NRPA ... it’s a great place to work!
Position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply through NRPA's Recruitment system to be considered. Also submit resume, salary requirements and salary history.
NRPA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer with a COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY. Women and ethnic minorities ENCOURAGED to apply.
Salary Range: $48,000 - $55,000
NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related studies preferred
3-5 years’ experience in Graphic Design, association experience a plus.
A website portfolio or physical portfolio showcasing design experience (do not apply without a portfolio).
Highly proficient with the current version of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Acrobat Pro.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Good communication skills and ability to provide clear creative input and suggest different ways to communicate marketing messages.
Familiarity with a wide range of other design, web and multimedia software and applications such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Keynote a plus.
Web design/development experience including webpage layout, email design, HTML and CSS coding, and CMS experience (EpiServer preferred).
Experience with creating/editing videos strong preference but not required.
Capable of synthesizing feedback and applying recommendations to creative projects.
Ability to manage deadlines and work in a collaborative setting.
The National Recreation and Park AssociationNRPA is a national, non-profit service organization devoted to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all Americans. The Association works to extend the social, health, cultural, and economic benefits of parks and recreation. Through its network of over 50,000 recreation and park professionals, NRPA encou...rages recreation initiatives for youths in high-risk environments, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources. NRPA works closely with national, state and local recreation and park agencies, corporations and citizen groups in carrying out its vision.NRPA is committed to improving public understanding of leisure's significance in a full and meaningful life. Its long-range plan embraces the following goals.To promote public awareness and support for recreation, park and leisure services, the constructive use of leisure, and the physical and mental health of the individual. NRPA also strives to promote public awareness of the environmental and natural resource management aspects of recreation and leisure services.To facilitate adoption of socially progressive and environmentally appropriate public policy for recreation and leisure services.To strengthen professional and citizen skills and effectiveness, thus enhancing services to the public.For more information, contact NRPA headquarters at phone: 703-858-0784, fax: 703-858-0794 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.