The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) is an initiative of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation (EFCF) developed to promote leadership in young people through transformative programs based in Westchester County NY. The initiative is rooted in the philosophy that young people can be designers of their own lives and is based on the EILEEN FISHER Inc. practices of creativity, confidence, connection and community.

Having just completed the seventh summer of EFLI programming, the Institute is re-organizing and visioning for the future. Over the past seven years, programs have expanded to national and international ventures and we are seeking support in helping to refine and hone our voice and messaging.

In this part-time, role, the Marketing and Design Coordinator may work remotely, ideally with the ability to occasionally work from or meet at our Irvington NY headquarters (easily accessible from NYC).


Support all activities related to design, marketing and outreach included but not limited to:


  • Marketing & Advertising

    • Create and manage overall program marketing strategy with Program Managers

    • Create all program materials (graphics and physical products) for outreach, including posters, brochures, postcard, email campaigns, flyers, print ads and more.

    • Create, target and send ongoing email campaigns (with deadlines set by the EFLI core team)

    • Continuously Update Email Mailing Lists

  • Website Design & Maintenance (currently on a Squarespace platform)

    • Manage all web elements from design to copy

    • Maintain current brand imagery

    • Understand and build audience

  • Ongoing Design/Graphics Work

    • Format program reports to fit within EFLI style guides

    • Graphics for Social Media Campaigns (as concepted by social media manager/consultant - working together)

    • Creation of fundraising materials (i.e. graphics/images for gala, fundraising events, social media campaigns, etc.)

    • Create promotional materials for all programs/events/initiatives


  • Strong portfolio of relevant graphic design work

  • Understanding of marketing strategies towards youth - pre-teens and teens

  • Ability to shift language and design to match audience and desired outcomes

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills

  • Impeccable organizational tactics

  • Experience working with youth - valuing the voice of young people

Much of the EFLI philosophy and work culture is based on the EILEEN FISHER Leadership Practices:

"Work is about the product, but it's also about relationships. It's about the people and the way we work together. To focus on those relationships has been really meaningful for us." - Eileen Fisher

Communicate Our Vision

  • Lead from the EILEEN FISHER mission. Use it as our compass.

  • Communicate the big picture. Guide the work in connection to the big ideas.

  • Help others gain insight into how their roles evolve the whole.

  • Integrate the values of the company into everyday experience.

  • Model the EILEEN FISHER philosophy with our partners, customers and communities.

Keep it Simple

  • Focus on what's really important and set priorities.

  • Simplify the work as much as possible. Question the pieces that feel complicated.

  • Create thinking time for one's self and others.

Inspire Creativity

  • Explore possibilities. Follow curiosity.

  • Believe in new ideas even if they don't fit right now.

  • Help people infuse their ideas within the context of the whole.

  • Creative thinking and risk-taking often lead to a bigger place.

Team with People

  • Bring people together. Collaborate. Individual voices contribute to and enhance the whole.

  • Invite many perspectives into discussion and decision-making. A leader is never alone.

  • Team with other leaders, share ideas and information. Support and enrich each other.

  • Seek ways to partner, cross-pollinate! Our work is connected.

Engage People

  • Excite, motivate, involve - embrace each person's energy.

  • Inspire people to engage their passion, creativity, strengths and skills in the work.

  • Appreciate and acknowledge everyone's efforts and contributions.

Communicate Openly

  • Be present. Be accessible. Listen. Ask questions. Share information.

  • Learn more about and respect other people's perspectives.

  • Find your voice. Trust and express it. Share your own ideas. Integrate your thinking into the big picture. Be conscious of how your presence and style affect others.

Tell the Truth

  • Be authentic. Tell the truth with great kindness.

  • Be open about mistakes. We make them every day. In the middle of a mistake we discover a new solution. There are infinite opportunities to learn.

Nurture Growth in Others

  • Support people in knowing their passions, strengths and work styles.

  • Celebrate who they are.

  • Create a shared vision of each person's path. Develop shared expectations.

  • Help people to set priorities and balance the varying elements of their work lives.

  • Encourage them to seek new challenges and possibilities. Every person expands the company's potential.

  • Support people to find meaningful ways to take care of themselves.

  • Help people find ways to reduce stress.

Nurture Growth in Yourself

  • Know yourself. Be yourself. Embrace your authentic style.

  • Deepen and engage your strengths and passions - that's how you make the most valuable contribution.

  • Identify where you want to grow. Stretch yourself.

  • Value other people's gifts. Draw on them - they complement your own.

  • Nurture your well-being.

  • Model a balanced life and support others to do the same.

Create a Joyful Atmosphere

  • Have fun every day. Focus on the positive. Inspire others to be positive.

  • Discover the possibilities in each situation.

  • Honor and celebrate our diversity. Together we create something wonderful.