Production/Graphic Designer - IPA

  • United States of America
  • Bachelor's
Start Date (Earliest):
Length of Commitment:
More than two years

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. In the 18 years since its founding, IPA has worked with over 600 leading academics to conduct over 830 evaluations in 52 countries.The Production / Graphic Designer will play a key role in supporting and growing IPA’s external communications via digital channels, particularly on the IPA website and mass external emails. The person in this role will design and update content aimed at engaging policymakers, funders, partners, researchers, and other members of IPA’s external audience. This individual must possess excellent graphic design, web, and collaboration skills.As a member of IPA's Policy & External Relations Team, the Production / Graphic Designer will liaise closely with the organization's program area and country office teams to produce exceptional external content and materials.


  • Liaise with IPA's program area, policy, and country office teams to manage external communications activities and requests
  • Design and update graphics and templates for external materials, including but not limited to webpages, email blasts, policy briefs, brochures, event materials, and presentations, ensuring a consistent and polished IPA brand across all materials
  • Design and update mass email blasts using HTML/CSS
  • Support the Communications Manager in managing/administering the IPA website, including making updates and improvements to the website design, structure, and content
  • Support the Policy & External Relations team in maintaining and developing IPA brand resources and content, including the IPA photo and media library and the acquisition of new photography
  • Provide timely and superior service to staff and external stakeholdersAssist with the overall execution of IPA’s external research and policy communications strategy
  • Other responsibilities as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in graphic design, web design/web development, communications, marketing, social sciences, or a similar fieldAt least 1-3 years of professional experience, including professional digital design experience
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and ability to master quickly
  • Experience administering a website (e.g., Drupal, WordPress, Squarespace, or other CMS)
  • Experience with HTML/CSS and email design (e.g., MailChimp, Constant Contact, Marketing Cloud, Pardot, or another email platform)
  • Excellent desktop publishing skills and eye for good design and presentationDemonstrated understanding of typography systems and graphic design/layout design principles
  • Ability to present data through graphs and charts in a professional and clean manner
  • Close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve when faced with technical errors or design challengesAbility to reliably work independently under tight deadlines, juggling multiple tasks for different organizational clients, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Good sense of humor


  • Experience with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, D3) and/or designing infographics is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and ExcelExcellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or other CRMs is a plus
  • Knowledge of a programming language other than HTML/CSS (e.g., JavaScript, PHP, Python) is a plus, though not required
  • Interest in and knowledge of international development, economics, or social policyExperience with communications efforts targeted to domestic and international audiences