Blackbird Revolt Design Team Member

Job Title

Project Manager

About Blackbird Revolt

At Blackbird Revolt, we act as a platform for conscious creatives looking to transform our communities through art and design. Through design, we aim to inspire people to engage in activism and movement work. We work to co-create solutions and change the way people move through the world. A vision that includes racial justice, abolition, and liberation drives what we do and how we do it, from the projects we co-create to the partners we work with, we center our vision of a radically just future. We’re looking for a creative who shares that vision and is willing to honor abolition as a vision and way of being.

Location

Remote – Position based in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Compensation

$60,000/year

Works With

Partners/Clients, Creative Director, Designers, Business Manager

Benefits

Health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance (Employer pays 100% of premiums)
32 hours/week, 4-Day work week Monday-Thursday (weekends required on occasion)
20 Days of PTO + 7 Holidays
Black August Break: last week of August
Winter Break: 3rd/4th week in December through January 2

Position Summary

This role is responsible for managing and coordinating the team’s design projects. They will collaborate heavily with the creative team and meet the needs of our community partners and clients. This role requires excellent organizational skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to manage various projects simultaneously. The person in this role must ensure that projects are delivered on time, within scope & budget, and to the highest quality possible.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the timelines and overall process for graphic design projects.
  • Processes incoming graphic design project requests to estimate the time and resources needed to complete the inquiry.
  • Communicates and meets with the Creative Director to effectively understand and deliver on the strategy and requirements for each graphic design project.
  • Proactively supports designers and collaborates with them to help achieve project goals.
  • Maintains and manages the design and print production budgets under the leadership of the Creative Director.
  • Manages the feedback loop between designers, clients, Business Manager, and Creative Director to drive for final approval of deliverables.
  • Maintains constant knowledge of status, priority, and next steps for all designs and projects.
  • Works in project management software, Asana, to track, manage, and update projects.
  • Attend all relevant meetings.
  • Manage and update client information and files.
  • Maintains weekly (or regular) contact with clients.

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to abolition, justice, and liberation.
  • Experience working collaboratively with Black, Indigenous, and people of color groups, organizations, or individuals.
  • Experience in managing projects.
  • Excellent communication and administration skills.
  • Ability to articulate and justify the creative team’s choices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and give/receive direct feedback.
  • Experience using Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Creative and open to new ideas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Asana, Monday, or other project management software or CRMs.
  • Understands the creative process and what graphic designers need to be successful.
  • Some experience with industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Suite).

The responsibilities and skills listed above outline things we’re looking for in a new team member. If you feel like you do not meet all the qualifications but are highly interested in this position, we implore you to still submit the required materials. As we look to expand our team, we’re open to a variety of potential team members. At Blackbird, we celebrate and honor the voices of those who have been unheard or erased. We look to expand our team by adding people who value justice, community, healing, creativity, and abolition.

How to Apply

Send the following to Team Blackbird at Creatives@BlackbirdRevolt.com

Note: You may submit videos in place of your resume & cover letter. We do ask that this be a link rather than a file.

  • Statement (no more than 150 words in the email or a 1-minute video link) that speaks to your interest within this particular role with Blackbird Revolt and how your work aligns with abolition, justice, and liberation.
  • Resume, PDF file
  • 1-2 References

Priority due date of July 22. Submissions will be considered until the position is filled.

Interviewees will be financially compensated for meeting times.

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