Graphic Designer

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) seeks a part-time Graphic Designer to join our growing team. One of the core strengths of GSO is our commitment to community organizing. We are able to engage key local stakeholders, elected officials and community members in our efforts to educate low-income workers, parents, older Californians and young adults about the federal and California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). In addition, we leverage these relationships for our advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, DC and other culture changing campaigns we run to ensure financial security for low-income workers. Our focus is on reaching workers who would be impacted the most by the CalEITC and other public benefit programs, specifically single moms, parents, older Californians and young adults. As a statewide organization, GSO has four offices across the state. Therefore, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and know how to work independently with excellent communication skills for working with remote regional offices. A sense of humor is mandatory.

Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco

Start Date: July 2020

Salary: The is a part-time position with a salary range of $27-35k/year, with the potential of becoming full-time later in the year.


  • Collaborate with GSO Communications team to conceptualize and lead graphic design on all GSO media platforms
  • Ability to efficiently produce innovative and compelling web, social graphics, and print design — with special attention to text style, imagery and layout to help visually convey audience-specific messaging
  • Support Communications team in the production of large campaign projects, including print and digital ads, email, video, and landing pages
  • Design and layout of various comprehensive constituent toolkits
  • Production and design of various organizational materials including quarterly newsletters, year-end reports, fundraising materials, and event program guides
  • Develop social media assets for toolkits and social media posts
  • Provide unique weekly graphics for social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Develop and refresh outreach materials, including event landing pages, production art for event flyers, and event specific social media graphics
  • Create as-needed promotional flyers and other special projects
  • Work closely with Communications team to evolve and define brand identity
  • Develop and implement asset filing system

Job Requirements:

  • Thorough understanding and proven skill within the Adobe suite (specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Strong knowledge of design, typography, imagery, branding, and logo development
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong project management, multitasking and follow-through skills
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and accurately under deadline
  • Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations
  • California ties a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • BYOD computer policy (bring your own device)
  • 2-4+ years of related experience

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume (in PDF or Word format only) and three design work samples to Please include “GRAPHIC DESIGNER” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

Golden State Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and will give equal consideration to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

About GSO

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) has quickly become one of the most effective anti-poverty organizations in the country. With our principal program, CalEITC4Me, we have led in the creation and expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), one of the strongest tools to alleviate poverty while stimulating the economy.

Through innovative digital outreach, grassroots organizing, coalition building, earned and paid media, and mobile messaging campaigns, GSO runs a multi-layered and cost-effective outreach program to spread awareness of the California and Federal EITC, as well as other public benefits, and promotes free tax preparation services.

In just this last year, GSO led in the effort to successfully double the CalEITC, increasing it to a $1 billion program, and making it one of the largest anti-poverty initiatives in the country. We helped over 4 million families in California receive $4 billion through the California and Federal EITC.


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"The promise of America is that hard work should be honored with financial security. We founded Golden State Opportunity to ensure that promise holds true for everyone. We won’t be satisfied by anything less than a future where everyone lives with financial security."