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Yoga Alliance (YA) is a global, independent member organization that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga. A related public charity, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF), is an emerging field leader in yoga-based social impact dedicated to increasing access to yoga for populations that have traditionally been under-served, underrepresented, and marginalized in/by it. We envision a world in which our collective well-being and human consciousness is elevated through equitable access to high-quality teaching and practice of yoga.

Together, these two organizations support yoga teachers to more fully grow into their role as leaders in their communities. YA supports yoga teachers’ growth as professionals. YAF develops vehicles for direct social impact, such as programs that enable those professional teachers to serve within communities that have typically been excluded from yoga.

YA and YAF (YA/F) were founded to promote unity in yoga – so that all lineages, traditions, and yoga organizations may thrive, and all students may benefit from the gifts of yoga in the way that suits their needs best. We do this work so that the gifts of yoga can be offered safely and effectively to all.

We are currently seeking a Graphic Designer (Temporary Contract) to join our team.


As a contract graphic designer, you’ll work with key leaders on the Marketing & Communications team, to help ideate and implement designs for an array of print and digital products including web, social media, email, infographics, motion graphics, and video editing. This position requires a strategic thinker with a pulse on current and emerging trends. You should be a collaborative problem-solver who can generate creative and design ideas with an audience and channel first approach. You should have the ability to think editorially and narratively, and consistently look for opportunities to explore new and unique approaches and techniques to support storytelling efforts to propel the brand’s image forward. You should also be comfortable working independently in a virtual first environment.

You’ll report directly to the Vice President of Strategic Communications. You will also work closely with any external agency partners to support the organization’s work including, but not limited to Forum One, Soze, and other consultants.

Scope of Work:

Please note this is a contract role, and hours and official scope of work will be determined before work begins. Project work will include:

  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to drive brand awareness and affinity through inspirational, aspirational visual narratives and storytelling to create fresh, compelling, and engaging content with equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility at the forefront
  • Collaborate across the marketing and communications team to support creative ideation; Ensure brand consistency across all channels and mediums
  • Manage assigned projects from beginning to end to consistently meet deadlines
  • Coordinate with UI/UX Designer to concept and implement digital products; Ensure responsive design principles are applied to all products
  • Design and curate imagery for web properties to enhance user experience and visual design
  • Must be able to follow established brand guidelines with an eye toward evolving the brand’s identity to align with the future state of the organization
  • A very strong eye for detail; Conducts technical and quality checks through the design and production process
  • Ability to receive feedback and translate it into tangible creative refinements
  • Ensure designs adhere to all production standards, Copywrite laws, accessibility, and compliance requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Marketing and Innovation Strategy, and the Vice President of Strategic Communications


  • Bachelor’s degree in design, fine arts or related field of study or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Minimum of 3+ years of prior experience in digital and print design in a professional setting. In-house creative experience is preferred, but not required
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, with extensive experience using Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects
  • Experience developing designs and implementing concepts for web, mobile applications, newsletters, ads, infographics, illustrations, logos and other digital content
  • Experience with creating multi-page layouts and/or producing motion graphics is video strongly preferred
  • Basic proficiency in HTML, CSS
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to efficiently self-manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to work independently with competing deadlines; strong attention to detail
  • Subject matter knowledge on and interest in the field of yoga and/or yoga teaching
  • Outstanding ability to manage relationships and balance project, organization, and team needs to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with all levels of employees


Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Equity, and Seva (Service). We are building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust and work/life balance.

Working at Yoga Alliance

Our diverse and talented staff are committed to fostering high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching. This shared mission is at the heart of every department and cultivates opportunities for professionals in multiple industries to thrive at Yoga Alliance.

Our office is located in Arlington, Virginia within sight of the historic northwest region of Washington, D.C.—a detail that provides us with a dynamic and inspiring backdrop to our working environment.

Yoga Alliance proudly provides excellent employee benefits including a comprehensive health insurance plan, a 401K plan, and a generous paid-leave policy. Employees enjoy a casual dress code so they can arrive to work as their most authentic selves. Our office culture is supportive and collaborative with conscious attention to body and mind health. It is common for the office staff to participate in group meditation, quiet time, and group yoga.

Sound like you? We would love to hear from you.

Yoga Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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