Graphic Designer – Digital Content Creator for
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

Job Title: Graphic Designer and Digital Content Creator
Location: Baltimore, MD
Status: Full Time/Salary
Salary: Consummate with Qualifications + Company Benefits
Job Category: Administrative Professional 1

Position Overview
The Fraternity’s General Office is in Baltimore, Maryland and has responsibility for managing
the daily operational and programmatic functions of the fraternity; which include budget and
finance administration, membership services engagement and support, public relations,
marketing and communications, event and program coordination, vendor and partner relations,
and board and national officer management and administrative support. The Graphic Designer
and Digital Content Creator is a part of the Communications Department and provides graphic
design assistance that is consistent with the image and brand of the fraternity. The Graphic
Designer and Digital Content Creator also supports the graphic and printing needs of the
general office departments, and collaborates with General committee chairs and programs in
maintaining approved print and digital imagery. In addition, the Graphic Designer and Digital
Content Creator has responsibility for maintaining online communication tools and manages
access, coordination, and approval to various project management platforms. This function also
includes serving as the departments dedicated project manager and involves ensuring the
adherence to set timelines and project related goals. The Graphic Designer and Digital Content
Creator also has responsibility for managing regular updates to the fraternity’s
website and oversees the development, implementation, and management of new technology
platforms. The individual is this role will also support the media and software related IT needs
of the general office. In addition, the Graphic Designer and Digital Content Creator will support
communications tools including the development of presentations, online newsletters, and
other forms of online communications. In collaboration with the Director of Communications
and Editor-of-The Sphinx, the Graphic Designer and Digital Content Creator will also assist in
coordinating the fraternity’s vendor licensing and brand protection strategy. The Graphic
Designer and Digital Content Creator is a full-time position and will be based in Baltimore,
Maryland at the fraternity’s General Office.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The Graphic Designer and Digital Content Creator performs a wide range of duties including
some or all the following:

Graphic Design and Digital Content Creation
• Creates visual aspects of marketing materials, websites, and other media, including
infographics, logos, social media graphics, etc.
• Creates and edit short videos or animated graphics for social media, etc.
• Organizes elements of a design, such as the icons, photographs, and other components
• Oversees editing and voice-overs to assure quality production
• Other duties as assigned

Project Management
• Archives and curates all creative content libraries, i.e. photos, videos, etc.
• Consults with clients to create cohesive designs that reflects the fraternity’s brand and overall
• Simultaneously manages on multiple projects based on current client workload
• Other duties as assigned

• Monitors and update websites, marketing activities and member benefit programs for
continuous improvement
• Support software related IT needs of the General Office
• Coordinates the development, implementation, and management of new technology
• Develops and coordinates multimedia packages—letters, brochures, video, point-of-purchase
• Other duties as assigned

Brand & License Management
• Assists in the development of new fraternal marketing, communication, and branding policies
and procedures
• Assists in the management brand protection efforts
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Required Skills
A candidate who is successful in the graphic designer and technology position will have the
following skills, competencies, and qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in fine art design, computer science, marketing, communications, or a
related field required
• 3-5 years in professional commercial and graphic design with a non-profit or creative
marketing agency, etc.

• Knowledge of non-profit and volunteer-driven organizations
• Skilled at computer web software and their graphic applications
• Previous experience in production and design procedures for graphic material (both print and
• Experience working with WordPress, Mailchimp, Drupal, and other communication platforms
• Extensive experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, specifically with mockups,
web design and multimedia presentation
• Working knowledge of Coding, CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript
• Adaptive design eye and skill
• Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients
• Proven project management skills; implementing collaborative objectives
• Relevant background in media business development
• Web Coding and development experience
• Knowledge of new web and print media technologies and software
• Expert in managing time and completing given tasks with the defined timeframe
• Ability to solve complex problems
• Strong attention to detail; excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple priorities
and meet deadlines
• Strong ability to incorporate feedback for immediate improvement
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to timely deliver on
• Demonstrated experience working in a team-based environment
• Strong ability to balance long-range strategic planning and short-term positive progress
• Expert listening skills and ability to interact with people, at all levels, effectively
• Effective judgement and decision-making skills
• Proven experience in identifying and implementing process improvements/needs

About Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-
Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who

recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this
country. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur
Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison
Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced
racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early
leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles
of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. Alpha Phi Alpha
chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them historically Black
institutions, soon after the founding at Cornell. The first Alumni Chapter was established in
1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also
recognized the need to help correct the educational,

economic, political, and social injustices faced by African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha has long
stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through leaders
such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its
form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three to five professional references, as well as
provide a graphic design samples, or a link to a graphic design portfolio to: