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Join Team MFAN

We are committed to cultivating a team of diverse, talented, driven, and thoughtful individuals who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work, all in the name of military families.

Open positions are listed below. We’re growing fast so be sure to check back regularly.

We’re Hiring!

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking an experienced graphic design partner to develop distinct and powerful creative assets that increase awareness and drive participation in programs for military-connected communities.

We have four marquee projects that require print and digital materials — from concept to final product:

  • MFANetwork: An innovative pilot program designed to offset costs and ease the burden of frequent moves for military families.
  • Data Release: The 2023 Military Family Support Programming Survey is a biennial, national scientific study on military family life. Results will be released on June 26, 2024.
  • Solutions Summit: Following the data release, MFAN convenes public, private, and nongovernmental leaders and military family members to collaborate on solutions to the most pressing issues facing our community. June 26-28, 2024.
  • Donor Communications: The development of materials that illustrate MFAN’s impact, humanize military and veteran communities, and issue a call to action for supporters.

Organization Background

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, MFAN was founded in 2013 to fill a persisting gap in the military community: the ability to quickly and effectively understand the modern military family and connect them to the resources they need to thrive. Our mission is to understand and amplify the needs of military- connected families and inspire data-informed change.

Our Audience

We serve the full spectrum of military-connected families, including active duty service members, veterans, guard and reservists, military retirees, and their spouses, children, caregivers, and survivors. MFAN also engages private, public, and nonprofit sector leaders, donors, and news media.

Project Objectives

  1. Provide a refresh to MFAN brand look and feel, and ensure consistency across the organization
  2. Develop materials that increase awareness, drive participation, and help convert followers into supporters
  3. Showcase MFAN’s mission and elevate the lived experiences of military families
  4. Build community and connect like-minded people to valuable resources
  5. Ensure adherence to MFAN brand standards and weave a visual narrative between programs through intentional design

scope of work

Design FrameworkDevelop a strategy that includes design concepts and ‘look and feel’ of the campaign. The strategy will include recommendations, design specifications by channel, and tactics on how we will speak to a variety of stakeholders, allowing MFAN to arm all partners, stakeholders, and military families with best-in-class presentation and clear calls to action.

Material Development – Design culturally competent print and digital materials that speak to those we serve – military families. Deliverables include but are not limited to:


  • Organic social media designs
  • Paid social/digital media ads
  • Print advertisements
  • Email banners, website heroes, blog headers Promotional toolkit
  • Presentations (ppt template)

Data Release:

  • Organic social media designs
  • Informational one-pagers, infographic fact sheets
  • Data visualization
  • Full report (75-80 pages) and executive summary (3-5 pages) Email banners, website heroes, blog headers
  • Promotional toolkit
  • Presentation deck (ppt template)
  • Print: event signage, leave-behind materials

Solutions Summit:

  • Organic social media designs
  • Email banners, website heroes, blog headers Digital signage
  • Print: event signage, leave-behind materials

Donor Communications:

  • Organic social media designs One-page impact report
  • Donor prospectus
  • Campaign one-page information sheets Printed mailer campaign (2)

Deliverable Schedule

The following timeline is tentative but should be considered by potential vendors to gauge whether or not they have the resources and bandwidth to complete the project. Dates are subject to change and proposed changes will be considered.

RFP Issued: March 11, 2024
Proposals Due: March 25, 2024
Finalists Selected & Contacted: March 29, 2024 Vendor Presentations / Interviews: April 1-4, 2024 Planned Contract Award Date: April 5, 2024


MFAN will consider various pricing models: hourly, project-based, or retainer.

Based on initial research and previous campaigns, we have a budget of $35,000-$45,000. While we prefer the most cost-effective solution, all proposals that fall reasonably within this range will be considered and weighed based on their merits.

Submission Requirements

Please include the following in your proposal response:

  • Overview of your company
  • Details about team members who would manage the project
  • Explanation of how you will meet our objectives
  • Outline of project strategy
  • Clear presentation of pricing and project timeline
  • Samples and/or case studies of previous projects
  • Any key differentiators about your company/team
  • Any additional terms & conditions


What We’re Looking For in a Partner

Proactive: We need a partner that puts in the work to understand our needs early in the process and is dynamic, agile, and makes recommendations based on gained insights.

Experience & Technical Proficiency: Demonstrated experience and technical skills related to this project, our objectives, and our industry are value-additive.

Social Impact Partner: Portions of this project may focus on vulnerable, at-risk populations and present an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of military families. We are seeking a partner that prioritizes sustainable solutions and attempts to serve communities in need.

Communication: We will have a fully dedicated project lead on our end and would appreciate the same from our partner. Being kept in the loop as the project moves through phases and understanding layman’s terms what will happen, when – will be instrumental.

Creative Pros: A team that can write smart copy, design stimulating visuals, help tell captivating stories through artwork, and present elegant solutions.

Customer Service: A partner that offers the little touches and has ongoing healthy relationships with existing clients.

No Outsourcing: We prefer a vendor that owns all facets of the project and does not outsource directly or overseas. Avoiding delays, staying within budget, and spending less time fixing issues are crucial to the success of this project.


Please send all questions and the final proposal via email to: Derek Doyle, Director of Public Affairs – hr@mfan.org

Terms & Conditions

MFAN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, consultants, and contractors and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment and contracts, including recruiting, hiring, placement, termination, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

This RFP does not guarantee or commit MFAN to proceed with the above-described work.