Jobs

Open Positions:

Operations Coordinator
Production Designer

Email jobs@designaction.org with your résumé and cover letter to apply.

Application period to remain open until positions filled. To ensure your application is considered, please do not wait to apply.


Job Description: Operations Coordinator (June 2018)

Design Action is seeking applicants for an Operations Coordinator

Want to use your skills as an Operations Coordinator to serve movements for social justice? Come join a unique team of designers & developers — who are also activists, organizers, cultural workers, artists and musicians — and become a part of our fast paced, mission driven shop. Sharing in the ownership of our cooperative business is both exciting and rewarding.

About Design Action Collective:

We are a 13 person worker-owned design and communications studio. Our shop was founded in 2002 and is located in downtown Oakland, California. We are committed to providing high-quality visual communications tools to progressive, non-profit, and grassroots activist organizations. We are majority women and people of color owned.

Job Role/Duties:

The Operations Coordinator’s primary role will be to help implement and think about new ways in which the collective can streamline operations in service to strengthening its mission and grow in a healthy, sustainable way. A critical member of our collective who can help maintain an enjoyable work environment and help keep it organized. The Operations Coordinator will be eligible for collective membership and ownership of the coop upon completion of the 9-month Collective Track.

Some responsibilities may include:

  • Participate in committees, delegate and track assigned tasks
  • Coordinate service vendors and ordering supplies
  • Track tech inventory & maintenance and manage user accounts
  • Manage digital assets, online portfolio and samples/archives library
  • Update contact database and coordinate e-blasts
  • Coordinate healthcare renewals and setting up new hires
  • Maintain and update personnel files, personnel manual and document library
  • Work with bookkeeper to collect payroll, reimbursements and quarterly reports
  • Help with collective scheduling, retreat logistics and event planning
  • Brainstorm and help implement additional systems as needed

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience with office/operations coordination
  • Creative problem solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Must be collectively minded, patient, flexible, reliable, a self-starter and requires minimum supervision
  • Must love systems, practical solutions to help our coop run smoother and more efficiently
  • Clear communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency with Mac and standard office document & spreadsheet software
  • Commitment to a cooperative workplace, sharing of shop management duties and becoming a principal worker-owner in a cooperative
  • Agreement with our Points of Unity and a commitment to progressive social change, and furthering Design Action’s mission of providing the movement with visual communications tools
  • Must have sense of humor and enjoy a fun, amicable atmosphere even while working under tight deadlines
  • Do you have other vital skills that make you an excellent candidate for this position? Tell us about them!

Pluses

  • Experience with collective decision making
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with small business management
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks, InDesign, and WordPress
  • Knowledge of graphic design and development

The Collective Track

The candidate will be eligible for ownership position after completing a 9 month Collective Track period. The candidate will have a senior member of the shop as their “buddy” who will facilitate evaluations and support their growth. They will be expected to fulfill certain collective duties, including attending a weekly board meeting, as part of their ownership responsibilities.

We are a Mac-based shop. Closed union shop (CWA typographical sector, AFL/CIO). Starting immediately.

This position is full time (37.5 hrs/week). The pay is $24/hr + full benefits. There is a 9 month collective candidacy track to be considered for collective ownership.

WOMEN, GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

* Pay rates are not negotiable.


Job Description: Production Designer (June 2018)

Design Action is seeking applicants for a Production Designer 

Want to use your skills as a graphic production designer to serve movements for social justice? Come join a unique team of designers & developers — who are also activists, organizers, cultural workers, artists and musicians — and become a part of our fast paced, mission driven shop. Sharing in the ownership of our cooperative business is both exciting and rewarding.

We are a 13 person worker-owned design and communications studio. Our shop was founded in 2002 and is located in downtown Oakland, California. We are committed to providing high-quality visual communications tools to progressive, non-profit, and grassroots activist organizations. We are majority women and people of color owned.

Job Role

The Production Designer’s primary role will be production and design for multi-page documents, as well as brochures, identity systems and other materials designed for print and web distribution. The Production Designer will work as part of a team and collaborate with an experienced account manager to best serve our clients’ needs. The Production Designer will be eligible for collective membership and ownership of the coop upon completion of the 9-month Collective Track.

Full-time (37.5 hours per week), $24/hr, plus a good benefits package. (non-negotiable).

Requirements

  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, font management and other industry standard software applications.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines and communicate well with coworkers.
  • Ability to keep files organized, be detail-oriented and follow instructions.
  • Ability to work directly with print and other output vendors. Strong knowledge of printing process.
  • Experience and/or commitment to a cooperative workplace, sharing of shop management duties and becoming a principal worker-owner in a cooperative.
  • Agreement with our Points of Unity and a commitment to progressive social change, and furthering Design Action’s mission of providing the movement with visual communications tools.
  • Must have sense of humor and enjoy a fun, amicable atmosphere even while working under tight deadlines.

Plusses

  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with office or small business management
  • Experience with collective decision making

The Collective Track

The candidate will be eligible for ownership position after completing a 9 month Collective Track period. The candidate will have an experienced member of the shop as their “buddy” who will facilitate evaluations and support their growth. They will be expected to fulfill certain collective duties, including attending a weekly board meeting, as part of their ownership responsibilities.

We are a Mac-based shop. Closed union shop (CWA typographical sector, AFL/CIO). Starting immediately.

This is a full time position open to entry-level designers (37.5 hrs/week). The pay is 24/hr + full benefits. There is a 9 month collective candidacy track to be considered for collective ownership.

WOMEN, GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

* Pay rates are not negotiable.

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