“Working at Mission Minded you can expect to work with a group of creative, caring individuals who will push you to not only do great work, but also be a more strategic, compassionate thinker in the process.”
—2-year Mission Minded employee
Mission Minded, a branding firm that works exclusively with nonprofits, foundations and independent schools, seeks a dynamic Art Director to work with us on behalf of our outstanding clients.
Our vision is that no good cause should suffer from bad communication. The way we work toward that goal is to craft some of the most magnetic nonprofit brands around. We teach clients why brand matters and how it can amplify the work they do. Because these are organizations with limited resources, we make sure that our brand work is clear, cogent, and actionable. It has to ring true without the benefit of big marketing budgets.
Because we’ve been around for nearly 20 years, we’ve developed a very strong reputation in the nonprofit community. Much of our business comes through referrals from previous clients. We’re proud of that. So we set high standards for our work, and we’re very committed to excellent customer service. So our team has to be, in a word, extraordinary.
We’re deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices participate in all aspects of our company, and we have been actively working on overall DEI internal practices for several years. This demands that all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and that different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced. We are committed to dismantling systems of racism and sexism and consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.
You will work in teams with the Creative Director, Manager–Education Creative, Manager–Web Development & Design, Brand Strategists, and other Designers as needed. Responsibilities will focus on design of a range of brand expression, presentation and facilitation, project management, and production. You will also spend a portion of time supporting Mission Minded marketing and business development through creation of digital assets, portfolio case studies, presentation decks, and publication design.
Although Mission Minded is a for-profit company, our clients work with limited budgets and often within constrained resources; our compensation reflects that reality. The salary range for this position is $68,000-$80,000 depending on experience. We offer additional non-salary benefits (such as healthcare, professional development funds, retirement plan) that contribute another 20-25% above this. And there is qualitative compensation in supporting the work our clients are doing to make the world a better place.
Please contact us about this opportunity if you are a talented, creative individual who thinks strategically, enjoys collaboration, is passionate about great customer service, possesses nearly maniacal attention to detail, and has experience in and/or interest in the nonprofit and education sectors.
This is a full-time position for a national, virtual company, so this position can be based anywhere in the contiguous US. You will work from your own office and occasional travel will be required.
If this sounds like you, share your cover letter/email, resume, and link to a portfolio of your recent work. Please include how you see brand strategy informing your approach to design that impacts the greater good, and send it to Rod Lemaire, Partner & Creative Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ART DIRECTOR. No phone calls, please.
Mission Minded is a national, virtual company.
Mission Minded hires people who are adept at unearthing a great idea and then working diligently to make it even better. We’re looking for people who are as passionate about making a positive difference in our world as they are about strategic communications, flawless work, and excellent customer service. We are a group of diverse perspectives and voices who bring our heads and hearts to work every day.