Coptic Orphans
  • 31-May-2019 to 15-Jul-2019 (EST)
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

In addition to a base salary, employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; short & long-term disability insurance; and a Health Savings Option.

Communications Associate / Graphic Design Specialist

Purpose of the Job

Coptic Orphans, an award-winning Christian development organization, is seeking a dynamic and creative Communications Associate / Graphic Design Specialist to support communications and provide graphic design services in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere. Join an innovative and engaged team that values creativity, teamwork and impact. The Communications Associate leads a range of marketing and communications functions, including graphic design, writing, slide presentation development, brand management and implementation of communications-focused project elements.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 Graphic Design

  • Design professional-level print and digital communications using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Canva
  • Design and deploy social media campaigns, produce infographics, Twitter cards, data visualizations, gifs, etc.
  • Create project and event logos
  • Design event collateral for meetings and conferences, including promotional items, attendee materials, and signage
  • Work closely with Communications Director and Executive Director to conceptualize, design, produce and edit visually compelling slide presentations to be used for education, awareness-building, and high-level business development
  • Select and oversee vendors and manage contracts
  • Manage and catalog digital assets
  • Carry out back-end website updates (using WordPress)


  • Write, copy, edit and design a range of written materials for internal and external audiences across a variety of platforms
  • Contribute blog posts and commentary pieces to extend, enhance and protect Coptic Orphans reputation
  • Contribute to writing and editing of funding proposals

Brand Development

  • Ensure adherence to brand guidelines, including style sheets and logo requirements
  • Design and oversee the development of graphics and print materials related to Coptic Orphans branding, programs, and events
  • Design materials for fundraising and cultivation of individual donors

Program Support and Promotion

  • Serve as liaison between communications and program staff to develop program-related communications and promote project milestones; identify opportunities by contributing to regular meetings and initiating activities with program teams
  • Collect travel and meeting photos, videos and team updates, and follow up with use in social media, presentations and marketing materials
  • Ensure consistent messaging across Coptic Orphans program materials
  • Other related duties, as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as graphic design, journalism, English, communications
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience
  • Graphic design experience with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications, HTML and email campaign design is preferred
  • Exceptional writing with an ability to boil down complex issues into compelling messaging targeting a variety of audiences
  • Capable of telling inspiring stories through a variety of mediums, including infographics, photography, video, and events
  • Experience writing for blogs, social networking sites, and email campaigns
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Experience managing vendors, including graphic designers, videographers and printers
  • Proven ability to implement effective communications strategies
  • Thrive in entrepreneurial, team-oriented work environments; Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to be flexible, creative, enthusiastic and optimistic
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects in a deadline-oriented environment 

To be considered

  • Please submit your cover letter, design portfolio (with at least 6 samples) and resume. Reference Communications Associate/Graphic Designer in your cover letter.  Your cover letter should (1) address the reason(s) for your interest in this position and (2) describe your KSA's (knowledge, skills, and abilities) you would bring to Coptic Orphans.

Physical Demands (walking, lifting, carrying, etc.)

  • Limited to walking and occasional lifting of boxes and luggage.


Working Conditions and Environment (i.e., necessary travel, unusual work hours, etc.)

  • Limited travel may be needed at times with little notice.
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