Design Specialist
Summary:  Available Immediately

The Design Specialist is responsible for allocated print and digital graphic design projects and photography projects on and off site, as well as managing, cataloging and archiving of all photos.  Works with the Marketing team in order to assist in the production of high quality materials.
Description:  Essential Duties And Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To) - Design and update communication materials on a timely basis and in a manner, including print and digital advertisements, website, direct mail, email, flyers, posters, postcards, banners, newsletters, brochures, trade show materials, visual presentations and other marketing collateral. - Ensure consistency of internal and external brand image in Marketing activities, including development of collateral design, merchandising, campaigns, and communication management, and advertising messaging including print, electronic, public relations and paid advertising venues. - Work with printers and other vendors to ensure quality production of creative and collateral materials. - Use innovation to redefine/create designs while meeting the constraints of cost, time and organization needs. - Multi-task on multiple projects while maintaining accuracy and a high quality standard of work that aligns with corporate branding standards. - Support Marketing team in production of high quality of materials. - Other duties as assigned. Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, And Requirements) - Outstanding Graphic Design Skills and must be proficient in Adobe editing software including Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom Illustrator experience is preferred. - A high proficiency in WordPress, Constant Contact or similar Content Marketing platforms preferred. - Desktop Publishing, Presentation Design and Photography Skills with a working knowledge of fully manual DSLR cameras. - Strong knowledge of SEO and SEM is an added bonus. - Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail. - Self-motivated, have the ability to work independently, set and keep goals, objectives and meet deadlines. - Must have outstanding communication skills including verbal and written. - Knowledge of Printing Processes, Internet-based Programming and Page Design - Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values. - Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability Education And Experience - One to three year’s related experience and/or training. Equivalent combination of education and experience, may be considered. - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.