Senior Creative Associate

Environmental IncentivesinWashington, D.C.

Environmental Incentives' mission is to enhance the natural systems that sustain resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches to conservation that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. We are environmental thought leaders pioneering a new wave of conservation, helping people get the most from their investments in the environment. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor on natural resource programs and policies across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries.

  • Western Office (headquarters) - South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Southern California Office - San Diego, CA
  • Eastern Office - Washington, DC
  • Mountain Office - Denver, CO
  • Kenya Field Office - Nairobi, Kenya


Environmental Incentives is seeking to hire a Senior Creative Associate to join our team working in Washington, D.C. This position will support multiple client teams in developing products and executing communications across a busy and diverse set of internal and external projects and initiatives and lead Environmental Incentives' design work. In this role, they will provide creative and technical guidance to clients and team members and have the opportunity to introduce and put innovative ideas into action. Working closely with EI's team of communications associates, design consultants, and project managers, they will create, execute, and deliver communications and design materials for our clients and manage, develop, and grow campaign branding. In addition, they will have the opportunity to build strong, creative relationships and present ideas and designs to senior contacts and clients.

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, create, execute, and deliver a wide variety of creative communications and design products in collaboration with EI staff, subcontractors, consultants, and clients, including providing creative and technical guidance.
  • Oversee product development workflow on the design front by creating detailed schedules, setting deadlines, distributing assignments, and monitoring the progress and needs of product production.
  • Bring big ideas to fruition from conception through completion, making connections across technical products and teams to spark innovation and deliver high quality products.
  • Oversee management and development of the branding of campaigns and ensure adherence to the client's branding and standards.
  • Manage photo and video shoot coordination, as needed.
  • Identify and oversee staff and subcontractors to complete quality work within budget and on schedule.
  • Prepare content to a quality standard ready for high-profile external dissemination.
  • Model high-quality service to clients and teams through every stage of the scoping, production, and review process, including coaching and reinforcing the use of best practices and established processes.
  • Ensure the client's vision is met through production processes.
  • Help clients articulate their needs and create a path for service delivery that meets immediate needs while teeing up future services.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 11+ years of experience, Master's degree and 9+ years relevant experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience managing multiple client relationships, including co-creating visions of success with clients and executives and managing the contributions of multiple expert contributors and teams to deliver a variety of products supporting that vision.
  • Experience leading multiple client teams to develop long-term solutions that involve complex technical issues and/or challenging client management.
  • Experience managing the work of senior staff, coaching other team members in your area of technical expertise, and creating client deliverables in that area.
  • Experience implementing graphic design products, including print, digital, and multimedia materials from conception to completion.
  • Experience working with commercial and U.S. Government clients.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience overseeing technical contributions of staff, subcontractors, and consultants, including creating and recruiting for staffing plans to deliver high-quality work on time and budget.
  • Experience creating externally facing products to showcase the application of innovations and new learning.
  • Experience working with USAID clients.
  • Experience with 508 compliance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat)
  • Understanding of typography, layout, and building on a theme.
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail and an active listener able to incorporate feedback and revisions from the client.


The position will be based in Washington, DC. However, due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the position will begin remotely.


We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities may contact Environmental Incentives coordinators via telephone, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Human Resources:

Brenda Ables

Director of Human Resources

Phone: (202) 525-2450


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