Do you thrive in dynamic, team-oriented work environments? What would it mean to you to build out the visual communications that support environmental protection for all Washingtonians? The Visual Communications Manager is a shared position between Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. The position reports to the Communications Director and contributes to the organization’s mission by enhancing its reputation as a powerful environmental group through high-quality visual communications and graphic design for both internal and external audiences, by converting written and verbal strategic direction into a broad assortment of creative deliverables, including web, digital, and print. This position is responsible for translating complex data supporting the agency’s mission into high-impact visual communication for a broad range of audiences and applications.
About our organizations
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization. For over 50 years, WEC has brought people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. WEC builds power for the environmental movement by building partnerships, mobilizing the public, connecting voters to decision makers, and taking legal action. Our mission is to develop, advocate, and defend policies that ensure environmental progress and justice by centering and amplifying the voices of the most impacted communities.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. WCV’s mission is to advocate for environmental progress and justice through actions that mobilize the public, elect champions for the environment, and hold our leaders accountable.
By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political know-how of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington. With one shared CEO, and soon one brand, our organizations work in partnership as each pursues its unique mission. Combined, we have a staff of nearly 40 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We are currently working in a flexible hybrid model, with staff in the office two or three days a week for collaboration or celebration. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support the hybrid working model.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
This job requires frequent sitting. Must be able to conduct business in English, though fluency in other languages is welcomed. For remote work, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work during scheduled work hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform functions essential to the duties of the position. Washington Conservation Voters and Washington Environmental Council is a unionized employer represented by Communications Workers of America Local 7800. This is a represented position.
This position is hybrid (minimum of 40% in the Seattle office), but we will consider an option for being fully remote for those located within Washington State, but outside of mass transit options to our Seattle office. We anticipate this job will involve occasional travel to in-person meetings and staff gatherings at the discretion of the supervisor.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $57,000-$62,000. We also offer a generous benefits package including 100% employer paid medical and dental insurance, 401k plan with organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, twelve paid holidays per year, a paid wellness benefit, an unlimited ORCA transit pass, and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.
The organization follows all requirements of local health authorities. We are currently working in a hybrid work model with staff working from home in addition to in-office time for collaboration and celebration. We maintain strict safety protocols while in our office. All staff who come to the office must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.