Connecticut Art Directors Club

Communications Specialist/Graphic Designer

Posted on 6/22/2016

SEIU 1199 New England (Hartford & Stamford) is the largest health care union in New England. We are committed to raising standards for workers and leading the way on important social justice issues.

We are looking for a full-time, mid-level web and graphic designer to join our team. Our ideal candidate thrives in a creative setting using design software such as Adobe’s Creative Suite, but has skills in another area such as web development, multimedia production, communications, social media, etc. This position requires flexible hours and eagerness to assist on any task.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design print literature for mailers, door hangers, newsletters, etc.
  • Generate web graphics for web pages, social media, online campaigns, etc.
  • Compile news roundups and news clips in the morning.
  • Write and post content to 1199 NE’s digital channels, including the website and social media.
  • Write emails to subscribers to deepen their engagement with the organization and enlist their help in achieving advocacy goals.
  • Take and edit photographs for print and Web.
  • Shoot and edit basic video for digital channels.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Communications Director. 

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3 + years of related experience.
  • Strong technical skills in professional graphic design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Muse.  Video editing desirable. 
  • Demonstrated ability with HTML/CSS, Content Management Systems, and/or web development.
  • A strong portfolio that displays creativity and technical ability.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience with online communications, research tools and database management.
  • Experience in WordPress.
  • Familiarity with labor issues related to the 1199 NE’s core mission and its legislative agenda is highly desirable.


To apply send cover letter and resume to with “Communications Specialist” in the subject line.