VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Communications and Graphic Design Assistant

The Global Campus of Human Rights is an inter-disciplinary university centre supported by the EU, by the foundation Right Livelihood, and other partner institutions, aiming at pursuing the continued promotion of human rights and democratisation through education, specialised training, and research cooperation worldwide through a network of regional partners.


The Global Campus is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Communications and Graphic Design Assistant; she/he will work with the staff of the Global Campus of Human Rights based in Venice-Lido, Italy (seat: Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò, 26) in the Communications and PR Department, and under the supervision of the Head of Department, Elisa Aquino.

The Communications and Graphic Design Assistant will be responsible primarily for assisting on external/internal communications and graphic design work, as well as social media and digital PR in coordination with the Department’s team.

The candidate must be a graphic designer with a good track record in this field and some knowledge of audiovisual production and social media.


  • Graphic Design work: Experienced use of Adobe Creative Suite CS6 in particular InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; Use of the most important Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Zoom Webinar; Efficient use of Content Management Systems (Contao, Wordpress, etc);
  • Publications: Create graphic layouts of internal or external publications and promotional materials that GC may consider launching/producing/updating;
  • Social Media and Events: taking care of the dissemination of all GC Human Rights activities through the social networks where the organisation is currently present (Facebook, X/Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), further development of GC Human Rights profile on social media. Expertise on copywriting and data analysis (insights, people reached, shares, reactions, comments, geo-localisation,…) and ensure the proper live coverage of the events in our premises when needed.
  • Production of visuals, photographs and video: Knowledge of audio-visual creation making sure of the correct internal and external use of the institutional visual identity;
  • Editing & Writing: drafting of texts to be used for different communication purposes, as e-news or promotional;
  • Public Relations: building or nurturing relationships with current or potential institutional partners, donors and customers (international/national/local; IGOs and NGOs); networking in an academic environment (participation in promotional events or fairs, facilitating visits to GC Human Rights for presentations, organisation of promotional events).
  • Team Work: Coordinating with other GC colleagues in Venice - such us the IT/Web Marketing Unit - and with each GC region certain aspects of the work and assuring regular contact also with the communication teams of our external partner institutions and donors.


  • Be a Graphic Designer;
  • Be skilled in the area of social media;
  • Basic Knowledge of Audiovisual Production;
  • Specialist of branding principles, marketing and visibility tactics through multimedia channels
  • Sound written and verbal communications skills – both in Italian and English - coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills;
  • Experienced use of Content Management Systems (eg. Contao and WordPress);
  • Efficient use of HTML;
  • Efficient use of the most important Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Experienced use of Adobe Creative Suite CS6;
  • Sound critical thinking skills;
  • Creative and visionary leadership with the ability to drive a high volume of work to completion sometimes in short periods of time;
  • Excellent knowledge of how to deal with coverage of events (conferences, meetings, trainings, …);
  • Problem-solving attitude;
  • Team-working ability.


  • Interest in Human Rights and Democracy PR campaigns
  • Experience in academic environment;
  • Knowledge/interest in the relations between human rights, development cooperation and arts;
  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence creativity tools is an asset;
  • Volunteering in non-profit causes.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and in any case non later than 21 February 2024, 12.00 pm CET.

Indicative starting date: 1 March 2024

Contract: 1 year subordinate contract (Contract applied: National Collective Labour Agreement in commercial sector) with possibility of renewal.

Salary: IV or III Level range, exact amount to be based on qualifications.

The position requires work to be performed from the premises especially in connection with the calendar of important courses and events. The person is anyway asked to be based in Venice, or in close locations to Venice, from which commuting to Venice-Lido is reasonable.

Please send a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae (in English) to the Administrative Director and Human Resources Manager, Elisabetta Noli at and Communications and PR Manager, Elisa Aquino at putting in cc

GC is a global human rights organisation which aims at building an inclusive workforce with diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. We encourage people of all ages, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, sexual orientation, disability to apply and are interested in receiving applications from those who are marginalised and underrepresented.

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