Position Location: Vancouver preferred
Date Posted: July 15, 2021
Application deadline: August 15, 2021
SEEKING: a graphic designer with an eye for bold and modern design, proven experience producing print and digital products (bonus points for video), and a passion for climate action.
ABOUT THIS JOB
The Graphic Designer is responsible for designing Clean Energy Canada’s various communications materials, including all reports, important presentations, social media postcards, and other graphic needs as they arise. Familiarity with video editing would be an asset. This position is approximately half-time with regularly scheduled working hours. The role will be based out of our Vancouver office with some flexibility (Toronto, Ottawa, and Victoria may be considered, but Vancouver is preferred).
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Designs all Clean Energy Canada reports (InDesign) and makes necessary revisions
- Designs social media postcards (Photoshop/Illustrator) and GIFs in close consultation with the Sr. Digital Communications Specialist
- Designs important presentations (PowerPoint) and funder reports (InDesign)
- Assists with printing when necessary
- Acts as the organization’s “co-art-director” alongside the Communications Director
- Implements and project manages any visual brand refreshes or updates (such as the creation of a new template for staff use)
Brand upkeep and archiving
- Ensures visual consistency and quality across all designed materials, our website, and other digital channels
- Manages, organizes, and keeps current our library of images and visual assets
Video production (asset)
- Works with the Senior Digital Communications Specialist on video production, ranging from sourcing 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 a contractor
- A proven history of meeting deadlines
- A portfolio of relevant work, including both print and digital design samples
- Fluency with the Adobe suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
- Understands the requirements and best practices for print design versus digital
- Video editing skills would be an asset
- A passion for combating climate change with a solutions-oriented approach
The Graphic Designer reports to the Communications Director
Clean Energy Canada offers a competitive non-profit salary, vacation, and a health benefits package.
How to Apply
If you think this position sounds like a great fit for you, please submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of designed materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, following these instructions:
- Format your resume, cover letter, and portfolio as a single PDF file named using this convention: LastName_FirstInitial_CEC_DesignerApplication_2021.pdf
- Limit your cover letter to no more than two pages and address it to Trevor Melanson, Communications Director.
- Your portfolio should include examples of both print and digital design.
Clean Energy Canada is an equal-opportunity employer. While we appreciate all expressions of interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications submitted by August 15, 2021 will be considered. 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 Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. We work to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition by sharing the story of the global shift to renewable energy sources and clean technology. We conduct original research, convene influential dialogues, inform policy leadership, and build citizen engagement.
Leading-edge communication has been a pillar of our success to date, and it’s one the reasons thought leaders turn to Clean Energy Canada for the policy analysis, data, and insight they need to better understand and advance Canada’s energy transition. We’re frequently 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, collaborative, data-driven, and responsive to shifts in the political and policy landscape. We work in a fast-paced environment where clear and engaging communications matters and where each individual’s contribution counts.