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Digital Designer

Job title: Digital Designer

Company: University of Toronto

Job description: Date Posted: 08/23/2021
Req ID: 12876
Faculty/Division: VP – Division of University Advancement
Department: Adv Communications and Marketing
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Division of University Advancement (DUA) aims to sustain and enhance the University’s academic mission, leadership, and worldwide impact, by engaging alumni and private sector constituents meaningfully in the mission of the University, building mutually beneficial relationships of increasing value and satisfaction over time.

DUA at the University of Toronto is engaged in a transformative agenda deeply rooted in the University’s vision for growth and innovation. We are focus on growing fundraising efforts; enhancing the effectiveness and satisfaction of alumni engagement and programs; building advancement talent capacity within and across divisions and creating an organization and culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness.

Your opportunity:

Advancement Communications and Marketing (ACM) at DUA provides strategic planning, creative development and production support for central and divisional fundraising and alumni relations activities. We hire outstanding people from a variety of backgrounds and currently seek a Digital Designer to join our diverse group of talent.

Under the general supervision of the Senior Creative Director, Integrated Marketing & Communications, the Digital Designer is responsible for design standards and brand adherence of all digital properties managed by Advancement Communications and Marketing. The Digital Designer is responsible for ensuring the Division of University Advancement owned websites are maintaining best practice for user experience and accessibility. In addition, the Digital Designer works to execute creative digital materials, this includes but is not limited to design of new web sites, updates and enhancements to existing websites, social media content creation, email template design, digital ad design, animations and general image editing.

As an integral part of the Advancement Communications and Marketing team, the incumbent is responsible for consulting and guiding other creative team members in best practice for web design, usability and accessibility standards. In addition, the incumbent works closely with website managers, other designers, writers, program managers and program coordinators from across the University to provide guidance and advice on digital best practices. Ability to work closely with a team, provide expertise and guidance, as well as execute work is an integral part of this position.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and maintaining websites; develop wireframes, user flows, site map and design for the creation of new websites and digital properties
  • Creating and editing web pages with interactive media
  • Customizing website according to objectives or user feedback
  • Designing graphic elements for digital and online media; design digital assets for Advancement Communications and Marketing project deliverables
  • Liaising with colleagues to encourage the use of best practice and consistent brand message, functional requirements and technical/infrastructure requirements
  • Advising on appropriate techniques and/or technologies for content delivery and ensure content is dynamic, engaging and current.
  • Verifying that content is consistent with brand identity guidelines

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years in website design and digital media design.
  • Must have experience in designing new websites from beginning to end including developing the user experience and site architecture.
  • Must be able to work closely with project managers and web developers to understand digital project goals and execute design accordingly.
  • Experience providing ongoing digital design support for existing digital properties, including facilitating design refresh updates and regular day-to-day design requirements (i.e. image resizing and web banner design).
  • Must have experience with email design, working on developing email templates that align with content requirements, responsive email formats and brand standards.
  • Experience designing content for social channels including rich media is an asset.
  • Must be comfortable presenting designs to key stakeholders internally and across the University.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and CMS functionalities is a strong asset with ability to develop and post new design updates on existing CMS’s.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (advanced level in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Formaltraining and deep understanding of design and graphic principles.
  • Working knowledge and experience with HTML/XHTML, CSS, and CMS functionally. Knowledge of Google Analytics as it applies to website design and on-going maintenance.
  • Demonstrated web design skills, including layout, typography, graphic design principles and colour theory, is required.
  • Clear understanding of how design translates to code and formal handover of design to web developers. Deep understanding of websiteusability and user experience principles.
  • Knowledge and experience applying usability and accessible web design practices. Knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies and tactics
  • Ability to stay up-to-date with the latest in web trends, techniques and technologies
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; ability to explain technical concepts to laypersons.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and ability to pick up new techniques or programs; strong multi-tasking skills; willingness and ability to work with various software and to upgrade web page management skills and technology on an ongoing basis. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work independently and as a team member and attention to detail and deadlines.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Cooperative
  • Courteous
  • Team player

Closing Date: 09/07/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term This is a one (1) year Term role.
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 — $70,427 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,064. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
Recruiter: Anita Chooraman

Expected salary: $70427 per year

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 23:20:33 GMT

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