Job Description

Senior Graphic Designer

Job LocationsUS-Remote Position | US-IA-Iowa City

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Marketing & Communications


No Travel Required


At ACT, Your Work Makes a Difference

Education has power – a power that changes lives forever. It creates opportunities that lift up individuals, their families, and sparks societal change that echoes through generations to come. From our grassroots we have fought the good fight for equity in education, and we remain devoted to helping anyone who struggles to access that power. This is what matters to us and we must do better — we’ve never been more sure of our purpose.

ACT team members are part of an organization dedicated to a mission that has never been more important: Helping people achieve education and workplace success. Advancing that mission within our organization, by helping our team members achieve education and workplace success of their own, is core to our values.

We want our team members to have the well-being and confidence they need to do their best work, in an environment where both they and ACT thrive. To support this, our total rewards include company paid life insurance, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, 403B with company contributions, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more. You can find a comprehensive list of our benefits here.

ACT Marketing is currently seeking a talented Senior Graphic Designer who will be responsible for day-to-day management and maintenance of the visual identity for ACT, Inc. They will create visual storytelling that educates, informs, and facilitates brand engagement across a variety of mediums and channels.

The ACT Marketing Team
ACT Marketing is part of ACT’s External Affairs business area. We are a mid-sized team of 25-30 professionals with varied skillsets and backgrounds. Some of our team values include honesty, authenticity, adaptability, vulnerability, and a commitment to continual growth and learning. Our team is divided into four subgroups including Brand and Creative, Marketing Strategy, Market Growth and Innovation and Customer Touchpoints. We work across and within these teams to drive impact. We believe in setting realistic goals, testing hypothesis, failing forward, leading with data-informed decisions, and also trusting our intuition.

One of our recent hires shared:
“With the ACT Marketing Team, you never feel alone or like you’re working on an island by yourself. True collaboration lives here, and that’s from brainstorming to getting the job done. Every single person brings the latest knowledge and expertise to their area and is so committed to impacting the lives of students and their champions. This team strives to give our audiences the best experience possible and to let students know that we genuinely care about them and want to see them succeed! Working with this group is awe-inspiring every single day and so much fun!”

The finalist will be hired at the salary and level commensurate with their qualifications. For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary in the range of $71,250 to $90,000. ACT manages salaries within the range based on relevant factors including, skills, experience, and internal equity. This position is not incentive eligible.

Location: Remote

What you will be working on:

  • Design print and digital visual communication including social media, email, advertisements, websites, video, and other types of content as necessary.
  • Drive audience-focused design that sets the stage for engagement with the ACT brand, message, and our corresponding products and holistic approach to educational pathways and success.
  • Manage graphic design project plans, schedules, and timelines by communicating effectively and efficiently with ACT brand teammates, internal departments, and external vendors.
  • Collaborate across the organization including with Research, Communications, and other business areas to ensure that designs meet ACT brand standards, express ideas accurately, and represent the organization appropriately.
  • Work closely with the rest of Marketing and particularly the Customer Touchpoints Team to understand the capabilities of our digital communications platforms and to learn how to design content for best-use in these platforms.
  • Examine existing processes, identify flaws, and create solutions that improve design capabilities.
  • Update and maintain internal databases for designs, photography, and video.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and debate in key audience sectors and create visual communication focused on the voice of the customer.

This could be the job for you if you have (minimum requirements):

  • A minimum of five years of graphic design experience, that could include experience as a motion graphics designer, digital artist, animator, or illustrator
  • Advanced experience with and understanding of both Adobe Creative Suite and Canva graphic design tools
  • Motion graphic experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a results-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to form and maintain positive relationships in a matrix environment experiencing change at a fast pace
  • Ability to work with a strong customer-focused mindset – deliver on time, communicate clearly, earn trust
  • Strong organizational, analytical, decision-making, planning and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels in the organization
  • Develops ideas that are new, innovative, better, or unique; embraces and promotes diverse perspectives
  • Skills and knowledge required for success in this position attained through experience, education (Bachelor’s degree in Graphic or Digital Design, Digital Arts, Advertising, Marketing or related area of study), or a combination of both

It’s a plus if you have:

  • UI/UX design experience