Location Location: Vancouver is preferred
Date submitted: July 15, 2021
Application deadline: August 15, 2021
SEARCHING: a graphic designer with an eye for bold and modern design, proven experience in producing print and digital products (bonus points for video) and a passion for climate action.
ABOUT THIS JOB
Graphic Designer is responsible for designing Clean Energy Canada’s various communications materials, including all reports, key presentations, social media postcards, and other graphic needs as they arise. Knowledge of video editing would be an asset. This position is approximately half time with regularly scheduled working hours. The role will be based on our Vancouver office with some flexibility (Toronto, Ottawa and Victoria may be considered, but Vancouver is preferred).
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY
- Designs all Clean Energy Canada reports (InDesign) and makes necessary changes
- Designer postcards on social media (Photoshop / Illustrator) and GIFs in close consultation with Sr. Digital Communications Specialist
- Designer important presentations (PowerPoint) and funding reports (InDesign)
- Helps with printing when needed
- Acts as the organization’s “co-art director” together with the communications director
- Implements and project manages any visual brand updates or updates (e.g. Creating a new template for staff use)
Fire maintenance and filing
- Ensures visual consistency and quality across all designed materials, our website and other digital channels
- Manages, organizes and keeps our library of images and visual assets up to date
Video production (active)
- Works with Senior Digital Communications Specialist on video production, from purchasing stock footage to video editing, depending on skill level and time
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Relevant work experience in a similar role, at a creative agency or as an entrepreneur
- A documented history of meeting deadlines
- A portfolio of relevant work, including both print and digital design samples
- Fluent with the Adobe suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
- Understand the requirements and best practices for print design versus digital
- Video editing capabilities would be an asset
- A passion for combating climate change with a solution-oriented approach
Graphic designer reports to the communications director
Clean Energy Canada offers a competitive non-profit salary, vacation and a package for health benefits.
How to apply
If you think this position sounds like a good fit for you, send one cover letter, CV and portfolio of designed materials to [email protected], following these instructions:
- Format your resume, cover letter and portfolio as a single PDF file with the name using this convention: LastName_FirstInitial_CEC_DesignerApplication_2021.pdf
- Limit your cover letter to no more than two pages and direct it to Trevor Melanson, communications director.
- Your portfolio should include examples of both print and digital design.
Clean Energy Canada is an employer with equal opportunities. Although we value all expressions of interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications submitted by August 15, 2021 will be processed. The ideal start date for the successful applicant is September 2021.
About Clean Energy Canada
Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy program within the Morris J. Wosk Center for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. We are working to accelerate Canada’s transition to clean energy by sharing the story of the global shift to renewable energy sources and clean technology. We conduct original research, convene influential dialogues, inform political leadership and build civic engagement.
Leading-edge communication has been a pillar of our success to date, and is one of the reasons why leaders turn to Clean Energy Canada for the political analysis, data, and insights they need to better understand and promote Canada’s energy transition. . We are often quoted in the media and we also speak directly to hundreds of thousands of Canadians every month through our popular social media channels.
We strive to be innovative, cooperative, data-driven and responsive to shifts in the political and political landscape. We work in a fast-paced environment where clear and engaging communication is important and where each individual’s contribution counts.