Design Lead Non-profit Careers – Pangea Educational Development (PED)

By | June 22, 2020
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Design Lead Non-profit Careers – Pangea Educational Development (PED)

Job Title:  Design Lead

Organisation: Pangea Educational Development (PED)

Duty Station: Katale, Sseguku, Uganda

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Reports to: Country Director

About US:

Pangea Educational Development (PED) is a small nonprofit organization that believes in the liberating power and opportunities provided by a quality education. Our model was developed to empower communities to improve their own educational circumstances: the school environment, livelihoods of teachers, and access for under-resourced students and to do so in a way that is sustainable. We are a community of changemakers, mixed with staff, volunteers, and community champions. Each member of our community is working towards realizing our mission by dedicating their time and skills through a wholehearted commitment to it. As a result, we are equally dedicated to those who work with us.

Job Summary:  The Design Lead leads the organization with management and creation of all design oriented tasks. The Design Lead works primarily between the Communications and Pangea Publishing teams. With Communications, the Design Lead will produce digital and sometimes multimodal designs for the advertisement of the mission as well as help develop a brand identity. With Pangea Publishing, the Design Lead works to promote literacy and preserve culture through page design and illustrator collaboration. The position is based in Kampala but may require infrequent travel.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the receipt of artwork from contracted artists and make needed digital adjustments to artwork
  • Build repository of new artists for contract hire for Pangea Publishing book production
  • Complete the page layout of all Pangea Publishing texts to be “Print-Ready”
  • Work with the Communications Team to develop and maintain an organizational branding guide

Secondary Responsibilities: Assist the Communications Team with social media, website, and report design

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields: Arts, Design or related area. Preferred
  • Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite. Required
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English. Required
  • Computer fluency and understanding of Microsoft and Google Suite. Preferred

Personal Qualities

We are seeking an individual whose dedication to the value of education matches our own. We are seeking an individual who has a heart for empowering Ugandans to recognize the richness and importance of their cultural heritage and has a desire to share it with others. We are seeking an individual who is willing to work odd and sometimes long, exhaustive hours to do what is right and not just what is easy or will suffice. We are seeking an individual who can laugh as hard as they can work, someone who is not just looking for a job, but an avenue to pursue their passion.

Things We’ll Bring To The Table:

  • A passionate working environment
  • Supportive working community
  • A competitive salary
  • 2 weeks annual leave

Contract Period: 3 month probationary contract to hire

How to Apply:

Please submit a CV, Cover Letter, and art portfolio to jobs@pangeaeducation.org

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Deadline: 1st July 2020

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