Lafayette Square 

Lafayette Square is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit lafayettesquare.com

Job Description

Director, Brand & Design

Reports to: Chief of Staff

Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square is an impact investment platform working locally to create an inclusive American economy. We invest capital and services in three core areas: Credit, Renewable Energy, and Real Estate. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, our mission is to be the leading provider of impact-driven capital, financing communities, entrepreneurs, and diverse investment talent.

Lafayette Square believes combining capital with services creates long-term, sustainable impact in underserved communities.

Job Summary

Lafayette Square is looking for a Director of Brand & Design to serve as the champion of the company’s brand across its many business lines. This individual would be managing a small team to ensure the correct definition of the Lafayette Square brand (as well as sub brands) and their proper proliferation across all of our mediums. This individual will be a key contributor in supporting a wide variety of initiatives from across the firm, including those led by C-suite and many in conjunction with our external partners.

The Director of Brand & Design will be working closely with the Marketing team to elevate our brand presence across all of our business units, part of that function being the consistent production of high-quality marketing material we use for our day-to-day operations. Lafayette Square seeks to be highly differentiated from other entities in the space and is willing to take brand risks to redefine what an impact investor can be.

The work will be varied – from creating new brand identities from scratch, to building websites, to email landers, to event banners, and marketing & comms materials. The right individual will have the drive to push forward projects with multiple stakeholders and the savviness to build agreement and alignment.

This role provides the opportunity for candidates to grow rapidly as a design leader. Working collaboratively cross functionally, you will have the opportunity to work with leaders across multiple teams to give brand and design, a seat at the table.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the champion for Brand and Design
  • Lead a small team to ensure the continued production of quality brands and dissemination of quality material across all of our channels
  • Lead the development and execution of our brand & design roadmap, working cross-functionally (particularly with Marketing) to identify opportunities and create frameworks to build value in the space
  • Manage the growth of the individuals in the Brand & Design team, ensuring they are making steps towards their Lafayette and career goals
  • Create various pieces of marketing & communication materials to support firm-wide activities across both digital and print, including the maintenance of our website
  • Design brand identities and event identities for new and evolving initiatives across the firm
  • Manage and prioritize project requests from internal teams
  • Design operational best practices for the continued production of assets
  • Manage external design vendors to produce complementary work

Requirements

  • Experience: 6 to 10 years of experience
  • Strong academic credentials - Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Assertive, Thoughtful, and Empathetic
  • Skilled in Figma, Microsoft Office (incl. Powerpoint), and the Adobe Suite
  • Strong understanding of brand theory and information hierarchy
  • Strength in being able to distill complex concepts into simple solutions
  • Background, or willingness to learn, complex financial concepts
  • Ability to be flexible, handle multiple tasks at once and prioritize and evolve - time management is key
  • Ability to manage internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Ability to travel 4-5 times a year

Compensation

Competitive with market

Contact

For more information, please email your resume to: careers@lafayettesquare.com

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