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Employer:  Institute for Sustainable Communities.
Categories:  Admin/Support
Travel Required:  None
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  VT - Vermont
City:  Montpelier
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

Location: Montpelier, VT 


The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is looking for Communications Assistant candidates to join the Institutional Advancement team as graphic designer for the organization. The Designer will be responsible for overseeing and managing all print and web design projects to meet ISC’s program and organizational needs. We are especially interested in candidates with a wide range of experience, who can create materials in a variety of media and are comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment requiring fast turnaround.

Ideal candidates will have several years of design experience creating materials for print and web, a solid understanding of design principles and an eye for detail. Experience with information graphics is a definite plus. The right candidate will be comfortable in our fast-paced environment and able to juggle multiple projects and priorities easily (and with a sense of humor).

Organization Description

ISC is an innovative, international development organization that has successfully worked for over 21 years to give citizens and the organizations that support them the tools, skills, and resources they need to improve lives and build a more peaceful, stable world. Our current areas of programmatic growth include strengthening democratic institutions and citizenship in transition countries; helping communities in the U.S. and Asia become more resource efficient and transition to low-carbon economy; and supporting sustainable community development – particularly in areas recovering from natural disasters or that are vulnerable to climate disruption. Founded by Madeleine M. Kunin in 1991, ISC is based in beautiful, picturesque Vermont, a state that values grassroots democracy and environmental stewardship. ISC has an office in Washington, DC, and international offices in China and Serbia.



  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in graphic design and communications;
  • Ability to develop and manage project timelines and closely track projects with internal and external stakeholders and vendors;
  • Must be competent in Adobe CS, HTML, and a range of other creativity tools;
  • Comfortable working in a range of media, including print, web, video;
  • Strong communications and time management skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design preferred.


Compensation and Benefits

Position is available pending funding.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and work samples (or a link thereto) with your last name, first initial and job title in the subject line as a single file not to exceed 5 MB to 
Applications are reviewed as received. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

ISC is an equal opportunity employer.

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