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Cuna Mutual Group | Madison, WI
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Organization Description

Filene Research Institute exists to help credit unions empower people to achieve financial wellness. We are an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to changing people's lives through ideas, truth and cooperation. We aim to create change through insightful research, playful ideas, and rigorous experimentation to make real and lasting impact in people's lives.

We live by the famous words of our namesake, credit union and retail pioneer Edward A. Filene: "Progress is the constant replacing of the best there is with something still better." Together, Filene and our thousands of supporters seek progress for credit unions by turning questions into research, research into ideas, and ideas into action. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for- profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make our research, innovation, and impact programs possible.


Design Intern: part-time (20-30 hours per week during the semester)

* Fall 2019 Semester and can start as soon as available this summer
* Possible continuation through spring and summer 2020

Job Location

Filene Research Institute, Madison, WI - No Remote Internships Available

Role Overview

* Designs for knowledge. Creates remarkable visual reports that convey information memorably. Uses the latest digital design tools and Filene brand standards to delight readers and viewers.
* Produces Filene marketing, communications, and collateral designs.
* Demonstrates skills in time management, attention to detail, planning, prioritizing, organizing, resource planning, and professional collaboration to accomplish assignments.
* Interacts with Design Associate, Director of Research, Communications Manager, Research Associate, senior company leaders, and various researchers, contractors and suppliers.
* Thinks visually and creatively about how to convey findings in compelling and useful ways. Identifies obstacles to the timely completion of projects and regularly reports on the pipeline's status. Able to gather information, define issues, and recommend solutions in a succinct, independent manner.
* Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mac and Windows software and operating systems.

General Accountabilities

* (75%) Research/Innovation/Impact Outputs:
* Designs powerfully and clearly, thinks visually and creatively about how to convey research, innovation and impact findings in compelling and useful ways. Constantly improves the quality of visual outputs.
* Designs outputs and publications for the research, impact, innovation, and communications functions across the organization, including the core research team, innovation teams, and impact teams.
* Helps to manage content on the Filene website, and is a source of ideas for constant iteration and improvement of Filene's online content, look, and feel.
* Effectively maintains physical and/or electronic project folders to document design project history. Responsible for making decisions with limited supervision.

* (25%) Marketing/Business Development Outputs:
* Working with communications and membership development teams, creates collateral, publications, slide decks, and communications templates.
* Collaborates with Filene team members to enhance the Institute's overall success.
* Conducts occasional office functions: answering phones, filing, data entry, mailings, ordering supplies, etc.

The above statement of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties will be assigned as needed.

Role Requirements

* Storyteller with a portfolio of creative, compelling designs. Translates technical and dense scientific material into compelling and easy-to-understand documents for executives and the general public, without sacrificing accuracy. Experience working with printers, publishers, and other designers desired.
* Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite required. Experience with animation and video production preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mac and Windows operating systems.
* Currently enrolled in or continuing in an academic program encompassing graphic design, animation, communications, or closely related field.
* Intellectually curious about consumer finance, banking, and credit unions. Enjoy working in a "think-tank" environment where ideation, continually embracing change, being restless with the status quo, and seeking reinvention are a part of the culture. Demonstration of effective planning and organizational skills through previous work assignments.
* Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate project information to internal and external customers via phone, email and other electronic mediums, in person and in writing. Strong writing and editing skills (technical and creative) are important, as well as the ability to articulate ideas verbally.
* Demonstrated analytical skills, sound judgment, problem identification, problem resolution and decision-making skills. Effective demonstration of determining options and selecting appropriate strategies or methods. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
* Demonstrated ability and comfort using various software programs, internet and social media sites, databases, and other cloud computing solutions. Must be able to self-teach, problem solve, and trouble shoot independently using available resources.

CUNA Mutual Group's insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, we strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values. In return for your skills and contributions, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefit packages, significant professional growth, and the opportunity to win and be rewarded.

Please provide your Work Experience and Education or attach a copy of your resume. Applications received without this information may be removed from consideration.