Senior Designer

Washington, DC
Creative /
Full Time /
Type of Position: Full-time, exempt
Team: Creative
Reports To: Deputy Managing Director, Creative
Salary Range: $85,400 - 101,712, based upon experience
Tier: Manager
Tier Description: Work independently and manage work priorities with little guidance from manager; Project management cross teams and with external stakeholders; Requires independent decision-making and substantial experience in the work or issue area. May manage a program or campaign & manage daily workflow; Positions lead work in an area of specialization and require some expertise in the relevant area. First Level Management.

About Climate Power

Climate Power is an independent strategic communications and paid media operation focused on building the political will and public support for bold climate action. Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, Climate Power integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and paid media to influence the national conversation, embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate action, and expose climate deniers and their oil and gas lobby allies. 

Learn more about our organization and work here: Climate Power: Who We Are!

About This Role

Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Senior Designer to contribute to day-to-day design production and delivery for the Creative Department. In collaboration with their team members, the Senior Designer will ensure Climate Power’s design assets amplify the organization’s priorities, cohesively express Climate Power’s brand identity, and inspire key audiences to act. 

Primary Responsibilities

    • Project Management: Own and execute the pre-production, production, and final delivery of a portfolio of the department’s design assets. Manage individual workload ensuring the on-schedule delivery of assets against tight deadlines while balancing the simultaneous production of multiple assets.
    • Creative Development: Implement a specialty in specific design verticals to engage in concept creation and ideation in response to creative briefs and brainstorm pitches; collaborate with team members and across departments to develop creative content to amplify key campaign messaging and exploit opportunities for political wins around key moments. 
    • Brand Compliance: Rely on a strong understanding of branding, typography, and communication design to ensure brand consistency, high-quality output, and effective creative story-telling and data distillation across scope of candidate’s design portfolio. 
    • Design Awareness:  Follow trends in design and maintain awareness of trends on social media, especially around climate politics. 
    • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as need and capacity dictate.

Essential Qualifications

    • 5 years of relevant prior work experience executing design products for digital media distribution preferably in an agency or political organization setting.
    • 2 years of people and/or project management experience; demonstrated success in leading departments and diverse teams and managing complex projects.
    • Deep understanding of how to work collaboratively to develop high-quality, creative solutions that visualize messaging and data, tell compelling stories, and inspire key audiences to act.
    • Ability to manage multiple design projects and work efficiently and independently in a very fast-paced, nimble environment under tight deadlines.
    • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening a visual identity system and ensuring consistency across all brand expressions.
    • Ability to receive and apply creative feedback. 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; extremely well organized with superior attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor, and ability to work well on a team.
    • A strong portfolio of design work.
    • Expert-level proficiency in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications - especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator - is required.

Desired Qualifications

    • Experience in motion graphics, illustration, and/or web development are nice to have, but not required. 
    • If you do not meet all of the requirements and believe you are a good fit, we encourage you to apply, but be sure to uplift all experience that aligns with both our essential and desired qualifications.

Location & Hours of Operations

    • Climate Power is a remote-first organization based in DC. This position can be located anywhere in the U.S., but must be able to work Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm EST, plus weekends and evenings as the work dictates. 
$85,400 - $101,712 a year

Climate Power offers a competitive compensation package including experienced based salary (please ensure that all relevant experience is included on your resume)  and comprehensive benefits, including the following:

Medical, Dental, and Vision insurances 100% paid for employee 50% for their dependents

Unlimited Paid Time off, including every other Friday and extended summer, fall, and winter breaks

401(k) with 5% match

Education Assistance, including student loan repayment program

Sabbatical Leave

Employee Assistance Program

Monthly Tech Allowance

Cell Phone Stipend

Work From Home Stipend, for home office furniture

Employee Wellness & Treat Yourself Funds
Our Hiring Timeline and Process

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until the position is filled (posting will remain up until position filled).  

An ideal start date would be on or before July 9, 2024.

Our interview process generally involves 3 rounds of interviews, ranging in length from 30-60 minutes. All interviews will be conducted via Google Meets or Zoom. Successful candidates that move forward in the hiring process, may be invited to complete a skills assessment activity (for which they will receive compensation) and will undergo a vetting process, including reference and background check to ensure cultural and political alignment.

Climate Power is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. 

Additionally, Climate Power is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Climate Power will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview and hiring process. 

If reasonable accommodation is needed in the interview process, please Requests for updates in the hiring/interview process or other solicitations, should not be sent to this email.