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Skills for Chicagoland's Future
191 N Upper Wacker Dr, Suite 1150
Posted: June 03 2016
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Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) is a public-private partnership driven to meet the talent demands of businesses, and to be a catalyst for systemic change and innovation. The force behind this drive is centered on our mission to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work. By focusing on the hiring demand of employers, Skills has created a paradigm shift in the general supply-driven approach to workforce development. The impact of this demand-driven approach can be seen through both the employers’ skilled and diverse workforce, and the economic mobility provided to the job seekers who are no longer unemployed/underemployed. Launched in 2012, Skills’ foundation is built on its strong employer partner relationships, dedicated Board of Directors, and funding support from both the City of Chicago and private donors. To date, Skills has directly impacted the lives of 2,300+ job seekers who were returned to work, and the bottom-line for over 50 employer partners.
For more information on Skills’ impact on the local business and economic landscape, and national thought leadership, please visit www.skillsforchicagolandsfuture.com.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications and the Marketing Manager, the Graphic Design and Creative Services Intern will be responsible for assisting with creation, maintenance and distribution of graphic and design elements. Design projects include art direction and production, for print, digital, and multimedia materials. This internship is unpaid, but does offer a travel stipend. This role can be full or part-time based on availability. The internship length can also vary based on availability, and can be extended upon the candidate’s performance. Course credit will be applied to this internship, if applicable at the applicant’s college or university.
The Graphic Design and Creative Services Intern will be responsible for various tactical duties, such as:
◾Digital Marketing – Design and update elements for digital outlets, social media and websites.
◾Print Publications – Strategize and create print marketing materials for various audiences and target markets.
◾Other communications, marketing and fundraising projects as needed.
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values and mission of the organization. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills, and personal attributes:
1.Undergraduate or graduate student.
2.Experience with print and digital layout and design.
3.Excellent oral, written, communication and analytical skills.
4.Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite required.
5.Experience in website design and execution required.
6.Strong attention to detail and ability to perform in fast-paced environment.
7.Organized with the ability to multi-task and prioritize projects based on deadlines and requirements.
8.An interest in NFP, design, marketing, or communications.