Senior Designer


About OneGoal:

Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high income areas. At OneGoal, we believe that all students – not just those with the best grades or the most resources – have the ability and deserve the opportunity to earn a college degree. What’s more, we have developed a solution that works, and we believe this problem is solvable within our lifetime.

We are looking for individuals who will join OneGoal during this unique window in time:

  • In just 10 years, OneGoal has grown from 32 students in one city to some 12,000 students in six regions. 
  • OneGoal’s teacher-led, in-school, three-year college access and success model is game-changing. While nationwide, only 22% of kids in low-income communities graduate from college, 82% of OneGoal Fellows (students) enroll in college and 78% are persisting or have graduated from college. 
  • Over the next five years we have set our sights on unprecedented goals: first to attain a 60% postsecondary graduation rate among Fellows; second, to grow to support more than 25,000 students directly; and third, to develop new delivery models to dramatically grow our reach.

Position Details

Senior Designer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Person:

As the Senior Designer on the Marketing + Communications team, your mission is to ensure OneGoal’s brand is strong, inspiring and engaging to all audiences by creating or overseeing all visual design for our organization. You will be chiefly responsible for designing org-wide materials, creating user-friendly templates that non-designers can use, and for helping to build out our Marketing + Communications systems to ensure that OneGoal’s brand is consistently strong across all media applications.

You will join a team of four other Marketing + Communications professionals, but will be the first and only designer on OneGoal’s team.

You will do this by:

  • Collaborating withothers on the Marketing + Communications team to design all marketing collateral, including digital and printed promotional material and stationery, annual reports, website updates, social media and email images, event materials, and swag 
  • Managing multiple projects and overseeing creative timelines, production schedules, and vendor relationships to increase efficiency and quality 
  • Providing insights and art direction for capturing photography and video shoots as well as making selects of photos to ensure that our photo library is organized and maximized 
  • Creating templates and providing training and/or consultation as needed to non-designer teammates, including regional non-Marketing + Communications staff 
  • Helping to maximize existing Marketing + Communication systems, including our Digital Asset Management system, as well as identifying other systems to increase our effectiveness

Though the Senior Designer is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.


  • Fluent in Adobe Suite and experience designing for diverse media: mobile, print, web, and merchandise 
  • Postsecondary degree in graphic design, illustration or other related creative field 
  • 5 years + professional experience, preferably on a small team supporting diverse clients 
  • Experience overseeing relationships with printers and other vendors 
  • Experience working remotely (either on a remote team or supporting clients remotely) is a strong plus

The Tangible Good:

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, 10 holidays and 6 sick days.

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.

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