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Position: Design Coordinator
Organization: Taking Root
Location: Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: 30 or younger (see below)

Start date: May 31, 2021 Application end date: May 14, 2021

Taking Root is looking for someone passionate about leading an impactful career to elevate Taking Root’s brand through the development and communication of creative assets and design materials. In this role, you will be responsible for visually communicating Taking Root’s brand and project impacts by developing graphic materials, photo, video, and other visual pieces to be used across our marketing and sales. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative person looking to visually engage audiences on topics around reforestation, climate change, and improving smallholder farmer livelihoods.

This is a full-time position working with the head office in Vancouver. Work is currently remote but will involve working in-person with the Vancouver team when conditions allow. Salary is competitive and based on experience.

About Taking Root and FARM-TRACE

Taking Root is a multi-million-dollar social enterprise on a mission to regenerate the worlds tropical forests. We do this by developing highly impactful reforestation projects on behalf of brands to help them meet their climate commitments. Taking Root’s unique impact comes from our use of technology to direct companies’ climate investments into verified climate impacts with farmer groups. Our innovative technology platform, FARM-TRACE, provides third party forest and carbon reporting by combining local, satellite and machine learning data. This means companies have the information they need to invest in reforestation with confidence, while ensuring farmers get paid for the trees they grow. Taking Root is driving reforestation with leading multi-national and environmental brands in 9 countries across all 3 tropical continents. Find out more about Taking Root and our technology platform, FARM-TRACE.


  • Work closely with the marketing and sales team to design and create engaging brand and project campaigns
  • Collaborate with and coach Taking Root’s local project partners around the world to gather raw creative materials including photos, farmer interviews and video content
  • Develop & edit raw creative materials from local project partners into high quality creative assets including project photos, farmer interviews, graphics, and video.
  • Develop professional marketing and organizational materials including reports, marketing brochures, training guides and presentation templates
  • In collaboration with the marketing and sales team, support the development of creative assets to rollout Taking Root’s rebrand towards the end of 2021

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum of 2 years of design and marketing related experience within a professional setting
  • Experience creating and editing visual materials that are engaging and high quality, including photos, reports, slide decks, and videos
  • Skills in content editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Design, or other related field
  • Spanish speaking is a big plus
  • Experience working within a development context or with vulnerable communities is a plus
  • Experience managing social media channels and connecting with audiences is a plus

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • Are highly driven to make the world a better place
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Are a powerful visual storyteller who knows how to relate to their audience
  • Are passionate about sustainability and want to help Taking Root be a global leader in reforestation

How to apply:

This position is funded in part through Career Launcher, as part of the Canadian government’s “Digital Skills for Youth” program. Please check here to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements before applying.

Submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday, May 14. Please include "Design Coordinator Job Posting" in the subject line. If you have content examples of past work, feel free to attach that as well. We value your interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 27 2021    ID: 59630