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Graphic Designer


Career Description

We’re Little Dreamers, Australia’s leading non-profit organisation working with Young Carers around the country. 

A Young Carer is anyone under the age of 25 who currently provides, or intends to provide, care in their family for a parent or sibling who has a chronic illness, mental illness, disability or addiction.

Founded in 2009 by a Young Carer, we love building and delivering high quality programs that create deep and meaningful impact in the lives of young people providing care in their families. And we’re pretty good at it too. 

To date, we have supported over 5,000 Young Carers, we deliver eight core programs alongside ad hoc supports, advocacy and community awareness campaigns. We have strong corporate partnership and funding relationships and have raised over $5 million to improve the quality of life for Young Carers around Australia. 

We have even received recognition from Queen Elizabeth II and have been named as an internationally best practice organisation for Young Carer support.

Our team is made up of 50 incredible humans working across VIC, NSW, QLD. We are humble, hungry, kind and work hard to reach our goals. We believe in a world where every single Young Carer is supported by someone or something by 2030. Sounds fun right?!

By joining the Dream Team, you will play an integral part in supporting young people who often miss out on having a childhood.

About the role

We’re on the hunt for our new creative Graphic Designer for a fixed term 12-month contract. Our Graphic Designer will coordinate and oversee our organisation’s internal and external communication materials and branding. You will be creative, self-driven and innovative to manage the development of awareness and fundraising campaigns, event branding, organisational style guides, the annual report and brand book, merchandise and more.

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will produce eye-catching content to help market our programs and organisation nationally.

Success in this role involves creating and sustaining a workforce culture built on well-defined values, integrity and teamwork.

Core Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivery of all graphic design requests across the organisation
  • Management of communications materials (i.e. flyers, booklets, program guides), regularly ensuring all are up to date and information remains relevant
  • Designing of grant submissions/proposal documents as needed
  • Maintenance and creation of InDesign and Canva templates for standard graphics as needed
  • Designing of EDMs (ensuring all emails are branded before sending)
  • Improving the look and feel of the newsletter
  • Creation of a graphic design journey map for staff to include in onboarding training
  • Maintaining organisational branding materials (i.e. brand book, style guide, colour palette, external brand use guidelines, social media)

Relationship Building and Partnerships:

  • Attend, engage and assist with various Little Dreamers programs and events, such as expos, Young Carer festivals, School Holiday and Big Dreamer programs
  • Represent Little Dreamers in the community

Other duties as required by the Marketing and Communications Manager


Key Selection Criteria
  1. Experience using Adobe Design Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  2. Highly creative 
  3. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time efficiently
  4. Excellent attention to detail
  5. The ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  6. A can-do, adaptable, resilient, positive and proactive attitude and approach
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  8. High levels of awareness and empathy
  9. Goal-focused with a keen desire to improve the quality of life for Young Carers

We’ll be stoked if you also have this experience or knowledge:

  1. Lived experience as a Young Carer
  2. Understanding of the carer and Young Carer space
  3. Understanding of the community sector and the nuances of working in a non-profit

We’re looking for someone who is committed to being a humble, hungry and kind human, who is friendly, excited by the Little Dreamers purpose and mission, positive, proactive and action-oriented.

Benefits

When you join the Little Dreamers Team, you join a community of people committed to making a difference. We come together with shared values, passion and a collaborative culture. We are a rapidly growing organisation with access to a lot of development opportunities. We operate within a leadership structure that accepts and embraces everyone’s ideas and hard work to create the world that we want to see for Young Carers.  

You also get access to salary sacrifice packaging, an internal EAP program,  up to 10 days of paid carers leave, and generous parental leave packages.

Finally, we care as much about you as we do about our Young Carers. The Little Dreamers team is a family and we offer flexible working and regular team bonding events.

Application Process

Get your Resume and Cover Letter ready and show us how your skills and experiences make you the perfect person to fill this position. None of this “To whom it may concern” stuff – show us what you’ve got!

Email your application (resume and cover letter) to careers@littledreamers.org.au with the subject line: Graphic Designer 

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and we’ll begin the interview process which may consist of a phone chat, a quick video submission from you, and then probably some more traditional interviews (they’ll be fun, don’t you worry).

Classification

This position is classified as a Level 4, fixed-term contract, part-time employee (22.8 hours per week) under the Social Community Home Care and Disability Industry Award 2010 (MA000100). 

The Little Dreamers team lives, works and plays on Aboriginal land. Our HQ is located on the land of the Woi Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and we share our respect to elders past, present and emerging leaders. To learn more about Wurundjeri history, head to www.wurundjeri.com.au.

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