Design and Production Specialist
St. Paul, MN 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Job Details
Job Location
Hybrid - St. Paul, MN
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
4 Year Degree
Salary Range
$48,668.50 Salary/year
Job Category

The Girl Scout story is vibrant, dynamic, and very visual. The Design and Production Specialist is a key contributor in communicating the impact and relevance of the Girl Scout experience through exceptional design, communications, and production skills. Designing everything from patches to annual reports and digital ads to videos -- and then ensuring its cost-effective and professional production -- the specialist will be part of every aspect of River Valleys' success in delivering our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Design and Production Specialist will execute the following strategies and tactics to meet specific program, revenue, or membership objectives and proactively support the organization's DEIA/RJ framework and purpose of becoming an anti-racist organization:

Design and Brand Coordination

  • Conceptualize and plan print, digital, and video projects that communicate key messages to multiple and varied audiences. Collaborate with internal partners (clients) to develop strategies, selection of tactics or communication medium, and development of content.
  • Design and produce compelling, brand-centric, culturally competent and effective print, digital, video, or other materials (such as promotions and signage) using Adobe Creative Suite and other design tools and software.
  • Ensure designs, products, and projects consistent and effective in branding, messaging, and visual representation and in alignment with standards established by Girl Scouts River Valleys and Girl Scouts of the USA.
  • Manage the brand assets, including photos, video, logos, and illustrations. Manage official River Valleys photography portfolio; select and manage photographers; complete pre-production planning and post-production tasks, such as editing and cataloging

Production Coordination

  • Manage the production of print and digital marketing and communication materials by determining production schedules with clients, designers, and content providers, ensuring design and content is complete on schedule, and setting budgets and/or obtaining bids as necessary. Responsible for preparing files for print or production vendors and managing the review and approval process.
  • Select and manage of independent design contractors to complete projects as needed
  • Select and manage print vendors; oversee of printing and distribution/delivery process, including bulk mail as needed.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience. Two years of professional experience and design portfolio preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated print and visual design and production skills. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce Marketing Cloud a plus.
  • Exceptional writing ability, with the facility to define multiple, distinct key audiences and develop strategic messaging
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively interact with people across cultures, ranges of ability, genders, ethnicities, and races.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history of discrimination and systemic racism in America and how that history has led to the disparities experienced by BIPOC communities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, and others.
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated project/traffic management and print production management experience, including vendor management, scheduling, obtaining bids, and meeting budgets.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail. Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office as well as digital media tools, applications, and platforms, including web, social, and mobile. Experience with a plus.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, Hmong, and/or Somali, and willingness to use this skill as part of their work is a plus.

Important Note:In order to protect the health and safety of our community, employees, guests, and their families from COVID-19, GSRV is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of that status to maintain employment. Requests for exemptions from employees with qualifying medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will be considered.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$48,668.50 Salary/year
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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