Location: Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
Employment Group: Management&Professional (AAPS)
Job Category: Graphic Design & Illustration
Business Title: Communications Officer: Print Design/Web Design
Department: Alumni Association
Salary: $47,315.00 - $56,799.00 (Annual)
Desired Start Date: January/Feburary 2013
Delivers graphic design services to Alumni Affairs, in both web and print. Incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining the graphic standards of UBC's Alumni Affairs unit and keeping the organization's brand relevant in a rapidly changing environment, in consultation with unit staff and management. Designs and produces press-ready files for Trek Magazine (a 56-page publication distributed two times annually) as well as layout and graphics for Trek Online, distributed 4-6 times annually. Works with web coordinator and communications coordinator to execute digital strategy, designing and producing web pages, mass e-mails, and content for social media and other web sites as required. Designs and produces materials to support Alumni Affairs programming, including promotional materials, collateral, online intellectual content, event packages, invitations, certificates, letterhead, and other advertising materials as required. Consults with program officers to determine targeting and project scheduling.
Reports to the Manager of Communications and Marketing. Works closely with members of the Communications team other Alumni Affairs teams. Position requires interaction with faculty representatives, departmental staff and external suppliers.
Design and Production Responsibilities
- Designs and produces 56-page print issues of Trek Magazine twice annually.
- With Web Coordinator, designs and produces Trek Online 4-6 times annually.
- With Web Coordinator, handles UI/UX Design for web and mobile for www.alumni.ubc.ca, other sub-sites, e-publications, and mobile apps.
- Assists in creative solutions for presentation of UBC's intellectual content online
- Prepares graphics and produces text for www.alumni.ubc.ca as well as social media sites. Prepares and uploads web pages. Prepares website material submitted from other departments such as photos from past events, information about new events and services, and intellectual content.
- Designs and produces communications material in support of Alumni Affairs programs, events and other activities.
- Designs all print and web collateral materials for Alumni Affairs, maintaining responsibility for consistent application of brand.
- Working in consultation with program officers, identifies and produces appropriate print and web content for Alumni Affairs activities. Involves being aware of various aspects of Alumni Affairs functions, and sensitive to the needs of those functions. Ability to set priorities and express them to co-workers.
- Liaises directly with external suppliers in web, multimedia and print.
- Develops and maintains photo storage and retrieval system for current and archived images.
Reports to Manager of Communications and Marketing. Develops concepts for design in consultation with the Communications team and other Alumni Affairs units. Works independently to produce communications materials.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Works with members of other university units to ensure common university messaging. Works independently to produce materials. Damage to the reputation of the Alumni Association and/or the university would be a consequence of inappropriate judgment, as well as alienation of alumni members and volunteers, university faculty members and officials.
Three year Graphic Design program. Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Excellent design, typography, and layout skills, for web and print. Excellent skills in design for web user interface. Ability to use word processing, page layout and design and web publishing software. Good knowledge of computer hardware configurations. Working knowledge of print production. Mastery of Adobe CS, Word, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.