Silicon Valley Leadership Group Openings:

Creative Associate/Communications and Marketing

The Creative Associate for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group will conceptualize, develop and implement innovative designs that maintain brand identity through all communication. They will bring an excellent understanding of all things creative– including print, digital, integrated campaigns and social media.

The Creative Associate will work with the organization’s policy areas and communications marketing team to scope each respective project and along with the SVP/VP, will assess/oversee creative design work within the organization and ensure projects are delivered within budget and on time.

To succeed in this role, applicant must be self-starter, proactive, detail oriented, have excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. They must have a desire to learn and do things the right way and the ability to follow documentation and a willingness to contribute to a team to help move everyone forward.

Primary duties include:

  • Creating visual aspects of marketing projects, concepts, comps, electronic layouts and final digital and print art which proactively produce compelling unified visual style;
  • Bringing high-level of creativity to design projects from concept to completion, doing everything possible to ensure their success;
  • Ensuring quality of work and style is consistent, cohesive and meets marketing, product development and purchasing objectives;
  • Assisting the marketing team in expressing and evolving the brand. Facilitate idea sharing and communication across internal teams including senior staff, policy areas and marketing/communications;
  • Understanding of User Interface/User Experience design principles and practices;
  • Ensuring visual brand is modern and ahead of industry competitors while staying true to our core brand image;
  • Responsibility for day to day structural support of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group website – and facilitating updates to pages;
  • Responsibility for negotiating with multiple vendors to get the best balance of price, quality, and delivery speed;
  • Ability to track multiple tasks, set and maintain realistic deadlines and follow up on user requests and support needs, occasionally without direction;
  • Understanding of when to escalate or ask for proper authorization and approval ;
  • Researching and keeping abreast of design trends, emerging technologies and creative applications;
  • Working at day or evening events as assigned and other duties as assigned by senior staff;
  • And mentoring, coaching coordinator/volunteers.

Minimum requirements: 

  • Two to four years design experience.
  • Degree from four-year university or college preferred in design-related subject.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver.
  • Understanding of the WordPress Content Management System along with knowledge of Javascript, php, html and CSS.
  • Understanding of print production, including digital/offset, specialty treatments and materials and delivery for multiple mediums.
  • Fluent in all things digital, including social media practices and trends and current web design platforms and mobile experience
  • Proficient in photo retouching for digital assets.
  • A serious multi-tasker.

Preferred requirements:

  • Photography skills
  • Experience developing or designing apps
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Experience with WordPress CMS
  • Working with administrative team on minor IT  projects to improve and upgrade infrastructure such as upgrades to physical equipment, devices, as well as act as a steward of corporate standards, inventory, documentation, clean-up, etc.;
  • Ability to diagnose minor technical support problems and communicate well with staff members who have varying technical abilities. Being patient and ability to gather information, follow processes and procedures


  • Ability to sell, present and talk through design thinking, strong persuasive skills.
  • Fun, collaborative attitude, understanding the value of teamwork and positive communication.
  • Excellent communicator who takes direction well and is willing to learn and instruct.
  • A connoisseur of design and typography with great visual sensibilities.
  • An intimate understanding of design, copy and web best practices/guidelines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A strong understanding of brand development and multichannel marketing concepts.
  • Comfort interacting with clients and internal staff alike.


  • Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Competitive non-profit organization salary and benefits with health care (employee contribution); dental, 401(k) plan.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

We will be accepting applications until Friday, October 20th, 2017.

Anticipated start date:  November, 2017

Please include a link to your design portfolio with your application, thank you.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer