Marketing Specialist - Graphic Design

Urban Ecology Center

At the Urban Ecology Center’s three locations the wonders of the outdoors bring curious people together. Our programs bring our city’s children and families into nature and as a result our urban parks are safe to visit, our kids are acquiring the science skills they need to succeed, and adults keep on learning about how our changing world around us works.

The Urban Ecology Center provides year-round educational programs for kids, families and adults of all ages. The cornerstone program is the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project  serving kids in 60 urban Milwaukee schools each year.

This program enables students to take a walk in the woods, stand in a river in hip waders, or run along the beach at Lake Michigan when they might not have other opportunities to do so. The school program is complemented by after school programs, summer camps and weekend activities designed to involve, inspire, educate and connect kids to each other, to caring mentors, and to the natural world around them.

In addition to NEEP we offer even more programs for you and your family: Urban Adventures Weekend youth and family programs High School Outdoor Leader program Adult summer internships Community Science research projects Volunteer activities Equipment lending for members and more!

Position Details

Marketing Specialist - Graphic Design
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center has captured the attention of leaders in cities across the country. Our model of creating neighborhood-based environmental education centers energizes urban public natural areas. Located in vibrant public green spaces, our fast-growing organization serves over 200,000 people of all ages annually.

Our innovative team of cutting-edge non-profit professionals work in creative, high-energy open offices in state-of-the-art green facilities.The Urban Ecology Center serves socially and culturally diverse communities. We are committed to having a team of employees that reflect the richness and diversity of these communities.

Our team enjoys many benefits that may include a UEC membership, workplace flexibility, a generous PTO program to have time to enjoy the outdoors, wellness activities, and retirement saving plan to name a few! All this and employees who are passionate about achieving our mission of connecting people in cities to nature and each other!

We have an opportunity to join the marketing team and seeking aMarketing Specialist–Graphic Designer. Details here:

Position Summary:

The Graphic Design and Marketing Specialist is a key member of the marketing team and is focused on creating a wide variety of visual and written content for the programs and activities at the Urban Ecology Center. This position works with staff members throughout the organization to solicit and create content for various print and digital media. Flexibility, strong organization skills, multitasking and excellent visual, written and oral communication are all requirements of this position. This position reports to the Marketing Communications Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design and production of marketing, advertising and branding needs including: 
  • print materials, email marketing, website graphics, signage, social media, and other projects as assigned. 
  • Work with the marketing team to review and enhance the brand identity of the Urban Ecology Center and various campaigns throughout the year. 
  • Assist with event and program photography. 
  • Create graphics and write content for various communications channels, including email newsletters. 
  • Create content for and maintain the organization’s website. 
  • Solicit, write and edit articles and stories from staff members, volunteers, donors and community members. 
  • Gather and analyze data about communications efforts. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of graphic design experience. 
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in graphic design, communications or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite required (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign).
  • Photography and videography experienceare a plus Strong graphic design and illustration skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills. 
  • Email marketing experience – Mail Chimp skills are a plus. 
  • Familiarity with current social media and experience using them on behalf of a brand. 
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving skills. 
  • Self-motivated, reliable, able to multi-task and set priorities. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Affinity with the overall mission of the Urban Ecology Center. 
  • Experience in marketing, design, communications, photography, website maintenance, and related skills. 

Working Conditions:

  • Work Location: Open office workspace with active team atmosphere (currently working remotely and in office) 
  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday with some sporadic weekends and evenings. 
  • Physical Requirements: Sitting for prolonged periods, typing on a computer keyboard, lifting objects of 25 pounds or less 
  • Equipment Used: Computer, audio-visual systems, printer/copier, cameras 
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct supervision of staff, but may work with volunteers

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