Sustainable Sandhills, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking a graphic designer to create a 24-page (about 2,500 word) booklet on climate change-related public health impacts to be distributed to residents in four counties (Bladen, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland Counties in North Carolina) targeted for public outreach in the summer and fall of 2021.


The graphic designer shall, with guidance from and resources provided by Sustainable Sandhills, design a 24-page booklet on climate change-related public health impacts including intense heat vulnerability, wildfire smoke vulnerability and flood vulnerability.

The contents of the booklet shall be based on resources available from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and other agencies but tailored to a local audience.

The booklets shall be distributed at public workshop events and public agencies that can assist residents with mitigating and insulating themselves and their communities against climate change-related public health impacts (such as heat exhaustion, air quality-related concerns such as allergies and asthma, vector borne illnesses and water contamination).

Targeted outreach counties include Bladen, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland Counties in southeastern North Carolina and targeted audiences include immigrant farm workers and other outdoor workers, youth athletes, the elderly, mobile home dwellers and low-income/low-access residents.

The graphic designer shall be a temporary contract employee of Sustainable Sandhills from the date of hire until on or near 16 July. The graphic designer must complete and file a W-9 form with Sustainable Sandhills and shall be responsible for reporting the W-9 on taxes.

The graphic designer shall set his or her own work schedule and may complete work remotely. Office space at 201 S. McPherson Church Road in Fayetteville may be provided on an as-needed basis. The graphic designer must supply his or her own computer and software such as Adobe InDesign. Graphic design resources (such as stock photography) may be furnished by Sustainable Sandhills on an as-needed basis.

A working draft of the booklet shall be due by 9 July 2021 and a final deliverable shall be completed by 16 July 2021.


The ideal graphic designer should …
be proficient with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
be able to create a clean, aesthetically pleasing design suitable for a broad audience.
be able to take direction and translate a vision into a tangible product.
meet all deadlines associated with the project.
be able to work independently with little to no daily supervision.
be able to meet with Sustainable Sandhills team members on an as-needed basis.
have reliable resources such as a computer, design software and graphics bank.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who express an understanding of and passion for sustainability as well as a general knowledge of climate change-related public health concerns.

Special consideration will be given to bilingual candidates who can translate the book into Spanish and to candidates with web development skills who can design and build a website about the program.


$1,250 flat rate payable in one sum upon satisfactory completion of the final deliverable

An additional $350 is available for candidates who can design and build a webpage about the program.

An additional $250 is available for candidates who can translate the booklet into Spanish.


Interested graphic designers may send a resume and a link to an online portfolio/PDFs of sample work to Jonelle Kimbrough at jonelle@sustainablesandhills.org.