Public Health Communications Designer (Exempt Position)

Position: Public Health Communications Designer (Exempt Position)
Employer: Vitamin Angel Alliance, Inc. (VA)
Division: Marketing Division
Location: Flexible. This person can work remotely from anywhere in the continental US or work from our corporate headquarters in Goleta, CA or our office in Chicago, IL, or any combination thereof.
Salary: $75,000-80,000 annually

About Vitamin Angels

Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a public health nonprofit working to improve nutrition and health outcomes in low-resource settings worldwide. We strengthen, extend, and amplify the impact of our partner organizations working to reach the most nutritionally vulnerable groups – pregnant women, infants, and children – who are underserved by existing systems. We do this by delivering evidence-based interventions and offering technical assistance, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation, to ensure program quality, scale, and impact. Vitamin Angels works with over 1,200 local organizations, including governments, to reach more than 71 million women and children in about 65 countries annually. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks for financial transparency. To learn more, visit: www.vitaminangels.org.

Vitamin Angels is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are committed to fostering a supportive environment where everyone can contribute, thrive, and grow.

High-Level Description of Position

The Public Health Communications Designer will work cross-divisionally between the Marketing and Programs divisions to provide support for the organization’s programmatic and technical work. The Public Health Communications Designer will be responsible for developing various creative assets and communication materials, including learning solutions (training and technical capacity development) materials, product labels and supply chain materials, multimedia materials for our regional program officers, technical documents, grant proposals, and various other items designed to enhance and communicate Vitamin Angels’ technical and programmatic work. The ideal candidate will have a mix of skills, including graphic design, video, illustration, and/or animation, and demonstrated experience applying these skills in the global public health context. 

The Public Health Communications Designer will report to Vitamin Angel’s Associate Marketing Director of Programs and will coordinate with various individuals from across the Marketing and Program divisions, as well as various contractors. They will apply their expertise in all aspects of multimedia design while working to protect the technical accuracy of our work, and promote, exemplify, and further the mission and values of Vitamin Angels.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and build material for various platforms, including educational handouts, web, mobile apps, eLearning software, printed assets, instructional videos, and more. 
  • Manage all graphic design, and illustration, and support video editing and production for programmatic work.
  • Support the Learning Solutions unit to produce high-quality visual materials to communicate our technical work effectively and accurately. This could include materials promoting our work, social and behavior change tools, educational and capacity development materials, and various other learning solutions to be accessed by partners in both high- and low-tech settings by audiences with varying degrees of health literacy.
  • Support the Supply Chain unit to manage/update all product labels, including the process and production of context-specific product labels and package inserts and various other projects, including product catalogs, environmental photography archival, technical papers, and more.
  • Support the process and production of context-specific product labels and package inserts.
  • Build materials for our regional and in-country teams (such as annual reports and health communications materials) and support the broader Program division in support of our research, concept notes, grant proposals, and other technical efforts.
  • Optimize video and other multimedia content for digital platforms, including mobile apps and eLearning. 
  • Track and report digital metrics to assess the efficacy of digital strategies and learner engagement.
  • Design, layout, and prepare files for print or publication.
  • Log, archive, and manage learning and social and behavior change material.
  • Oversee, maintain, and update various Learning Solutions web pages with updated learning material. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Level of Decision-Making

Within the bounds of Vitamin Angels’ mission, values, and policies, and sound professional practices, the Public Health Communications Designer has the discretion to use independent judgment to make decisions of significant consequence that affect VA clients, partners, and employees. 

Organizational Relationships

VA operates under a collaborative, matrix management model. The Public Health Communications Designer is supervised by the Associate Marketing Director of Programs (or their designee), coordinates their activities with other leaders (unit leads from Programs, Marketing, and various contractors) or their designated staff, and interacts daily with a range of members of the VA team. Each VA team member establishes work priorities and ensures that their individual activities are continuing within the context of an established schedule and budget. 

Reports to:Associate Marketing Director of Programs
Supervises:None at this time
Primary working relationships:Marketing Creative Team 
Program Division Unit Leads
Learning Solutions Team
Sr. Program Officers
Country Advisors
Various Contractors
Travel requiredNone at this time

Qualifications and Skills (Required and Preferred)

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in multimedia design or related field from an accredited university
  • A background in public health or a related field required
  • 5+ years of experience in multimedia production  
  • Experience providing communications, design, and/or other creative support in the  global health and/or international development context
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: Knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and/or other relevant editing software required
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Experience with basic (or higher) illustration
  • Experience creating and editing videos
  • Experience with basic video animation preferred, but not required
  • Experience making basic updates in WordPress  
  • Familiarity with principles of knowledge management for public health
  • High level of attention to detail and fluency working with highly technical information
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong outreach and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; Additional languages a bonus
  • Experience working in a global organization spanning all time zones
  • A passion for the mission and work of Vitamin Angels
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple work streams
  • Ability to manage stress, including but not limited to stress resulting from local and foreign travel, large crowds, open spaces, shared office space, and daily activities.
  • Ability to remain seated for extended periods of time, including but not limited to prolonged air travel and general job assignments performed at a desk.

All applicants must submit a portfolio of their work via link or an attached deck to be eligible for this position.

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