Graphic Design and Website Specialist

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is headquartered in San Antonio, TX and serves more than 15,000 Girl Scouts (girls and adults) across 21 counties in southwest Texas. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We're seeking a creative, passionate Graphic Design and Website Specialist to join our Marketing and Communications team. 

Job Summary 

The Graphic Design and Website Specialist assists in supporting the visibility and positive reputation of the Girl Scout brand by creating and maintaining key marketing and communications elements that ensure a consistent and cohesive message and meet the council’s strategic objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Creates visually compelling and on-brand communication and marketing materials, including but not limited to print publications, mailers, ads, flyers, social media posts, signage, advertisements, event staging, and web graphics.
  • Collaborates with Development and Communication team as well as other departments to develop multi-media marketing and communication strategies and tools to promote council programs, activities, campaigns, and events.
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously while working on tight deadlines.
  • Ensures consistency in visual brand identity across the organization, providing guidance and consultation with staff as needed.
  • Coordinates and tracks production of materials with printers/production teams to ensure deadlines are met and quality is of the highest level.
  • Conducts analytic reporting on the website and serves as the primary liaison with the council’s website vendor.
  • Creates compelling website content and handles web maintenance and updates from Girl Scouts of the USA.
  • Stays up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends and techniques.
  • Manages department and website files with proper labeling and storage.
  • Assists Development and Communications team in preparation for and at major, department-related events.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned in support of the council’s mission and goals.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable means of transportation. 
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, or related field; or three to five years related experience in graphic design.
  • Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Computer Skills: Must be proficient with industry standard software and tools including Adobe Suite experience (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), WIX.com, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube). Adobe Experience Manager, Canva, basic HTML, Google Analytics 4, Meta Business Suite, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud a bonus but not required. Knowledge of video editing a plus.

*Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a digital work portfolio with a minimum of 10 examples that best reflect their experience and abilities. 

Competencies and areas of expertise may include:

  • Customer Service—Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Oral and Written Communication—Expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying; prepares organized and structured presentations; has demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate effectively with a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.
  • Dependability—Commits to doing the best job possible; follows instructions and responds to management direction; keeps commitments, meets attendance and punctuality guidelines; responds to requests for service and assistance; takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Job Knowledge—Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; displays understanding of how job relates to others.
  • Quality – Monitors own work to ensure quality; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; displays commitment to excellence; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Use of Technology—Keeps technical skills up to date; adapts to new technologies; demonstrates required skills; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity.
  • Problem Solving—Recognizes when immediate action is required; recognizes when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; makes decisions where appropriate or refers decisions to the appropriate organizational level; makes decisions without undue delay.
  • Teamwork—Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Licensure/Membership Requirements: The employee is required to maintain membership with Girl Scouts of the United States of America throughout the duration of their employment with GSSWT.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position primarily performs its duties indoors and is occasionally exposed to outdoors weather conditions and/or moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include heavy visual acuity (close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus) required to perform such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using a computer and extensive reading and proofing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands or arms. The employee occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and does not constitute a contract.