Career Opportunities

Graphic Design & Office Intern

The 7 Rivers Alliance is seeking a part time-12 to 16 hours per week graphic design and office intern to join our dynamic operations. This position is ideal for a person who can work three or four days a week with team members. Compensation is $12 to $16 per hour depending upon work experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The graphic design and marketing intern will be responsible for tasks and duties supporting the marketing and promotion of 7 Rivers Alliance, its programs and services. These tasks and duties may include creating promotional pieces in digital and print ready formats, designing content for monthly e-newsletter, designing materials for events, and office materials such as letterhead, business cards and mailings.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

•Assists in the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using appealing graphics that are well organized
•Incorporate current design trends into each unique layout to produce an up-to-date style for custom ads
•Exercise good judgment when interpreting instructions and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
•Utilize strong written skills and bring effective visual ideas from concept through to completion
•Effectively use media forms and format requirements to create promotional campaigns member events
•Develop and maintain content for the website and social media
•Manage inventory of marketing materials and ensure that all are up to date
•Use Microsoft Office Suite, Photo Shop and/or Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to create member communications
•Proof, spell check, review and correct typographical and graphic elements of assigned projects
•Set up and maintain marketing archives
•Assist with special events coordination

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST DEMONSTRATE:
•Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
•Ability to meet deadlines and manage time
•Ability to multitask
•Ability to work in a diverse environment and communicate effectively with graphic designers, media representatives, customers, and others
•Personal integrity and honesty
•Ability to work with little supervision
•Ability to provide clear and accurate updates and reports
•Excellent telephone presence
•Excellent customer/client service orientation
•Ability to work in a team atmosphere, demonstrating patience and a sense of humor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Solid working knowledge of Photo Shop and/or Adobe Suite to create promotional items
• Advanced skills in MS Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Excel
• Experience working in social media platforms such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter
• Strong knowledge of web design standards
• Experience in designing email blasts and web graphics
• Intent to pursue a career in Public Relations and/or Marketing
• Exceptional writing and oral communications skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor degree in Graphic Design, Marketing and Communications (or related field)
• Experience working as an intern
• Ability to lift 20 lbs

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Must possess and maintain a current, valid, unrestricted driver’s license
• Must have reliable transportation
• Ability to travel (2% of work schedule)

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to email their resume and two professional references to lisa@7riversalliance.org.