Open to both Internal and external
Support Staff (CUPE)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Closing date for internal CUPE applicants
Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE
applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.
Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the
“closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be
recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE
applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental
The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Graphic Designer provides, promotes and maintains a consistent and
audience-appropriate standard of graphic design for all institutional
marketing and communication materials, within the established marketing and
communication standards of the university. The Graphic Designer will develop
creative concepts, layout and design and electronic pre-press files for both
web and print-based institutional marketing and communications, for a wide
variety of client areas, and for a wide range of projects.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops creative and effective marketing and communications visual concepts, design and layouts for multiple media, a wide range of client areas and a wide variety of projects.
Creates graphic design materials for print and online environments, including websites, handouts, posters, newsletters, signage, advertisements, digital marketing assets, etc.).
Stays current in generating engaging, memorable visual and copy concepts by researching design trends and changes in web based applications and communication channels.
Ensures digital files meet specifications for pre-press and digital offset printer and/or web applications including digital pre-press specifications, document pagination, and preparing RIP ready files.
In collaboration with other graphic designers, contributes to the development, maintenance and updating of graphic, visual identity usage and logo guidelines for the university.
Develops user-friendly graphic templates to enable marketing and communications to divest simple graphic requirements to departments around the university.
Provides support to outside departments and committees on working with templates, institutional graphic standards, the use of editable PDFs, preparing graphics for the web and other production technologies.
Develops and maintains files and records, both electronic and hard copy.
Works directly with clients to clarify and determine project goals.
Supports the needs of the AVP, Marketing & Communications, Media Relations & Communications Manager and Manager, Web Strategy.
Takes photographs of institutional events, individuals and initiatives to high levels of quality and versatility for reproduction in various electronic and print media.
Associate Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
Grade 12 plus completion of a two-year post-secondary program in graphic
design or equivalent
Five years' related experience in electronic publishing, graphic and web
design, print production and pre-press technology and design in a
Macintosh computer environment
Include a link to your design portfolio in your application.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB
Knowledge of print production, on both web and offset presses
Ability to work in a Macintosh or Windows environment
Understanding of marketing concepts in the context of various print and
Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and coordinate
multiple projects within tight deadlines and changing priorities
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
Strong ability to work as a team player and collaborate with others to
develop, fine-tune and produce effective visual concepts, designs and
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to high levels of
productivity on assigned projects, often to tight deadlines
Strong ability to effectively manage multiple assignments, often with
Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and provide support for
Demonstrated ability (through portfolio) to create and maintain a
consistent and audience-appropriate standard of graphic design across web,
print and multi-media materials
Knowledge of process and spot colour specifications
Working at a desk and computer for long periods of time
The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement
with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently
$29.79 - $33.10 ( CUPE Grade 08 (90% - 100%) )
This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Marketing and Communications
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with
a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome
those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our
faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous,
Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops
or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited
to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the