Graphic Designer

SELC is seeking a freelance graphic designer to work closely with our creative team to develop top-quality design executions for the communications and marketing team. This individual will be expected to work 10-20 hours per week for approximately 3 months with the potential for a longer-term assignment. Our team is based In SELC’s Charlottesville, Va. headquarters, but this designer will be able to work remotely. Strong preference for designers located within the Eastern Time zone.  


  • Have a strong design sensibility for both print and web, with high attention to detail 
  • Be able to understand and follow strict brand guidelines 
  • Work on projects that could include digital ad campaigns, social media graphics, print collateral materials, infographics, and other related design needs 
  • Collaborate with SELC’s creative director and graphic designer 


  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite 
  • 5+ years of graphic design experience 
  • Portfolio demonstrating expertise in digital and print  
  • Available for approximately 10-20 hours per week for 3 months, with possibility for longer-term arrangement 

About SELC: 

The Southern Environmental Law Center is one of the nation’s most powerful defenders of the environment, rooted in the South. With a long track record, SELC takes on the toughest environmental challenges in court, in government, and in our communities to protect our region’s air, water, climate, wildlife, lands, and people. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the organization has a staff of 170, including 90 attorneys, and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., with offices in Asheville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Nashville, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. Learn more at  

SELC believes that a broad range of ideas, life experiences, and backgrounds enriches our workplace, drives innovative thinking, and attracts highly talented people who seek a work environment that values the unique contributions of individual team members. We are eager to welcome new team members who share this belief. We still have much progress to make, but our goal is to create and maintain a staff that, at every level, reflect the rich racial and cultural diversity of the communities where we work and the clients that we serve. SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment. We are looking for people to join us in this effort. Persons of all backgrounds—including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates—are strongly encouraged to apply. 


SELC offers competitive hourly compensation rates for freelances and contractors. We’d be happy to discuss rates with all qualified interested applicants.  


Interested persons can apply via our online application portal or by sending the required application materials to [email protected]. To apply online, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your application materials. Applicants must submit a resume and a link to your portfolio. Interested persons should apply immediately.