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Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Volunteer - Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Volunteerism
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date:

Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

Position:            Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy
Reports to:         Senior Manager, Youth Programs
Position Term:   July 5 – August 11, 2023
Hours:                 Part-time; varied 4-15 hours/week

Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City.  The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Scope of Work:
The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.

The Graphic Designer will design and put together NYSA Yearbook, working in collaboration with the Yearbook Coordinator and volunteer NYSA Photographer(s). The Graphic Designer will work part-time as needed on-site at the Summer Academy, and participate in project meetings at the IRC in NY office. The Graphic Designer will work collaboratively with the Yearbook Coordinator and Photographers, assist with yearbook responsibilities, and meet the required yearbook deadlines.

Learning objectives:
The Graphic Design volunteer will:
Strengthen expertise in taking a graphic design project from concept to deliverable
Learn about the creative needs of nonprofit humanitarian and social service agencies and how to meet those needs
Practice developing, refining and executing a concept that exemplifies a defined theme and values

Essential Job Function:
·        Attend NYSA training
·        Develop concept(s) for the NYSA yearbook design and layout
·        Produce the design & layout within the timeframe laid out
·        Insert photos into layout and produce final for printing
·        Communicate and coordinate regularly with team to ensure that yearbook related activities take place according to schedule, and any scheduling or other conflicts/issues are worked out in a timely manner
·        Receive and integrate feedback
·        Work with team to ensure accuracy of all elements of the yearbook (pictures are properly labeled and placed)
·        Provide all files to IRC

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.