Community Communications Designer-Manager

Volunteer (Part-Time)
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Role Overview

The Community Communications Designer-Manager will take ownership of the communications and social media presence of the community.

If you're someone who enjoys writing and designing meaningful communications, this role may appeal to you!

  • Expected Experience Level: All levels welcome
  • Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week
  • Volunteer Engagement Period: Minimum of 6 months


All of our volunteer roles are design-centric, which is why they are titled “Designer-Manager.”

The Community Communications Designer-Manager will be expected to:

  • Set, plan and implement social media and communication campaigns and strategies to grow awareness of the community, our work and our impact
  • Write and design engaging text, image and video content for social media accounts (LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Prepare community newsletters and announcements on Slack group through content development and curation
  • Explore new opportunities for sharing learnings and insights from community to the greater public
  • Keep website up-to-date with latest messaging, updates and content
  • Coordinate with Programming and Operations Designer-Managers on joint initiatives and responsibilities
  • Participate in monthly community advisory group meetings

We are open to revising these responsibilities based on the evolving needs of the community and the desires and aspirations of the volunteer.

Qualities we look for

We honor potential, passion and willingness to learn and grow. If you don't have the skills or experience listed here, but are open to learning, we'd be delighted for you to apply.

We're seeking someone who:

  • Has some experience or familiarity with communications, social media and/or email marketing (or related areas)
  • Possesses visual design skills
  • Is highly confident in clear written communications in English*
  • Is comfortable with LinkedIn, Instagram and ConvertKit (or similar platforms)
  • Is familiar with Notion, Webflow and Canva (or similar platforms)
  • Is familiar with inclusion, equity and accessibility design principles

*This doesn't mean you need to be a native or fluent speaker!


As we're a grassroots community, we are still working towards having the financial means to compensate our volunteers. We currently provide volunteers numerous benefits in exchange for their support and time:

  • Contribute to a social mission by mobilizing 500+ practitioners to drive real impact in the topics, social causes and themes that inspire and fulfill you.
  • Expand your network and build meaningful relationships by getting access to practitioners of all seniority levels in different industries, organizations and geographies.
  • Gain practical experience by putting ethical, inclusive and equitable approaches into practice in communications design and web design
  • Get up to 50% discount on courses in the Design Changemakers Academy (formerly known as the Inclusive Design Jam Academy) to build practical skills and knowledge
  • Receive mentorship and a professional recommendation/endorsement from community founder

We are open to hearing from you on other benefits that you'd like to receive to ensure you have an equitable volunteer experience.

About Us

The Inclusive Design Jam is a grassroots community of practice centered on inclusive and equitable design. It brings together 500+ practitioners across its Slack community, newsletter and social media channels from around the world.

Our DEI & Data Privacy Policy

We are committed to equal opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We will honor accommodation requests made in your application to the best of our ability.

All information shared will be held strictly confidential and will be not shared with anyone outside of the Inclusive Design Jam. You have the right to request for deletion of your data. Please review our privacy policy to understand how we protect and manage your data.

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