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MTS Level 6 - Graphic Designer - Integrated Communications

Competition Number: 
58E14
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 24, 2014
Department: 
Integrated Communications
Position: 
MTS Level 6 - Graphic Designer
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$49,231 to $54,164 per annum pro-rated to term, as per CUPE 1870
Term: 

As soon as possible for 6 months (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

The Department of Integrated Communications invites applicants for a six-month term Graphic Designer position.
Reporting to the Manager, Marketing and Communications, the Graphic Designer is responsible for conceiving and creating visual, graphically-designed media and materials across multiple communication platforms in support of the marketing and communication priorities of the University.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Designs, develops, and produces visual media for marketing, promotional, publicity, developmental purposes
• Sustains UPEI brand by assisting in the updating of visual identity elements, and assisting clients, stakeholders, and suppliers in the understanding of UPEI’s visual identity.
• Collaborates with other members of the IC team in the contextualization of projects within overall message, and identifying the goals, tone, audience, etc. for consideration within the creative process.
• Establishes and meets deadlines, monitoring and tracking projects to ensure proper workflow and timely completion.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• College diploma in Graphic Design (2 years).
• Minimum 3 years experience in a professional design environment.
• Demonstrated ability in Adobe Creative Suite with exceptional skills in Photoshop and InDesign; experience with Illustrator, Bridge, and Acrobat.
• Experience with font handling; file transfer and pre-press protocols.
• Familiarity with web, user experience and user interactive design principles; web content management systems; and major presentation software programs such as Powerpoint, Keynote etc.
• Proficient within the MacIntosh operating system.
• Demonstrated creative, communication, and organizational skills.
• Strong attention to detail, and a commitment to quality control.
• Ability to maintain respectful and cooperative interpersonal relationships, and work with individuals and groups collaboratively.
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and diplomacy in addressing the needs of a diverse client base.
• Ability to multi-task, coordinate projects, and function professionally in a high pressure, deadline-oriented environment.
• Ability to recognize problems and provide solutions.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.