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We’re a small, collaborative team that embraces a healthy disregard for the impossible. Every day, we work across disciplines and party lines to ideate and prototype solutions for rethinking the social sector and improving the lives of people everywhere. But what makes working at the Beeck Center truly unique is our workplace culture that encourages curiosity, experimentation, exploration, failure and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.
Freelance Presentation Designer
About this Position
The Freelance Presentation Designer is a driven, inspiring and inspired individual with a strong eye for creative, dynamic, and effective design. This designer will work mainly in powerpoint and will be responsible for creating and updating presentations for high level keynote speeches and presentations. These presentations will be used across a variety of platforms (monitors, projectors, iPads, prints), and they must uphold the overall brand and mission of the Beeck Center. This individual must also be adept at communicating data in a way that is effective and marketable, through the use of charts, graphs, and diagrams.
- Expert knowledge of PowerPoint
- Strong understanding of Excel, Word, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Flash and web skills a plus
- Ability to uphold brand and style guidelines
- Understanding of the nonprofit world a plus, specifically impact investing, social impact, innovation, and civic engagement
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Offers consultancy-level service to associates and executives when developing or updating presentations
- Thrives in a fast-paced environment
- Manages time effectively, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Has a careful attention to detail and edits all work before review
- Self starter with the ability to work independently
- Deep appreciation for innovative design, color, and overall aesthetics
- At least 2 years of professional PowerPoint presentation design experience
- Professional demeanor with high degree of comfort speaking with internal clients
- Strong portfolio showcasing high-end presentation design skills (i.e. animation, builds, dynamic charts and diagrams) and clean design aesthetic
Reporting and Compensation
Report to Liz Anderson on a freelance basis. Compensation will be competitive, determined based on experience.
Please email the following information to Liz Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your first and last name
- Cover letter addressing your past experience in Powerpoint and design.
- Portfolio or creative samples showcasing past designs, high-end presentation design skills, clean aesthetic (send as pdf)
Applications Now Closed
Applications for Summer 2017 Student Analysts have closed. Please check back with us at the end of August to apply for our Fall 2017 Student Analyst cohort.
About this Position
Student Analysts at the Beeck Center are motivated self-starters looking to drive social change at scale. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As an Analyst, you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: business operations, events and programming, digital communications, research, and administrative support.
Student Analysts will be assigned to roles that match their interests and areas of experience. Analysts may rotate between roles throughout the course of the summer. Responsibilities may consist of the following tasks (but not limited to) the areas below:
Research + Programming
- Research, analysis, and writing/editing in core Center areas
- Support for grant proposals and reports
- Monitoring legislative developments, news reports, and relevant publications
- Attend briefings, panels, and lectures on behalf of the Beeck Center
- Logistical support for events
- Support Beeck Center events and programming
- Support on and off campus engagement
- Contribute to student programming, including New Student Orientation
- Help track and document impact of Center engagement
- Help manage and maintain Center database
Communications + Design
- Develop and manage content for the Center’s social media channels, website and blog
- Compile and analyze data for Beeck Center channels
- Identify external and internal opportunities to leverage the impact of the Center
- Build out and maintain a robust media contact list
Business + Operations
- Provide support for office management
- Help organize and manage the Center’s operations
- Contribute to a business and sustainability plan for the Center’s operations
- Help track and maintain information and the impact of Center operations
- Logistical support for events
Ideal candidates are comfortable with a start-up work environment and strive to tackle social challenges greater than themselves. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the social sector is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of ongoing efforts in areas such as policy innovation, innovative social finance, and data for social good is a plus. In addition, the following skills and abilities are desired:
- Strong organizational, writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills
- Strong technology and digital skills
- Visual design abilities and experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
- Familiarity with social media management & scheduling tools, i.e. Buffer & Hootsuite, is a plus
- Basic HTML coding skills are a plus, along with experience updating content on a CMS, especially WordPress or Drupal
***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.
Reporting + Compensation
Must be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week. Wages for hourly student employees are based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines, minimum wage for undergraduates and $15/hour for graduates.
Please email the following information to Matthew.Fortier@Georgetown.edu
- Resume (1-2 pages)
- Cover letter: your cover letter should address the following questions: (1) Which area(s) of our work interest you most. (2) How do your experiences and/or interests align with the mission and goals of the Beeck Center? (3) What unique qualifications can you bring to this position? (4) Share an example of something that you’ve done that “made an impact” (and reflects how you might contribute to the Beeck Center).
In addition, please be sure to provide the following in the body of your email:
- First and Last Name
- School and year
- Availability, including: Number of hours you can commit each week; Days you are available; Potential start date and end date
- Please indicate if you are eligible for work-study.
- For applicants external to Georgetown, please indicate if you have any sources of funding, such as a scholarship or stipend from your current school of enrollment.