Graphic Designer

  • Posted:Apr 08, 2024
  • Apply by:Jun 07, 2024
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Etobicoke, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Date: April 2024
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Salary: $55,000-$60,000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Location: Etobicoke, ON
Time Required on-site: 20% (approximate)

We Are
Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution. We work with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain to redirect unsold surplus food to non-profit organizations that feed communities in every province and territory. Our mission is to keep food where it belongs: On plates and out of landfills.

As a collaborative, enthusiastic artist, the Graphic Designer is responsible for designing compelling and eye-catching graphics as well as updating existing material for Second Harvest, with a focus on individual donor cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship; marketing assets for corporate partnerships and sponsorships; and internal materials such as proposal and slide deck templates.

You Will

  • Design visual assets for various internal and external marketing projects.
  • Collaborate with the design team to develop creative concepts and ideas.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute innovative ideas.
  • Prepare final artwork for print and digital media.
  • Manage priorities to meet multiple deadlines while maintaining close attention to detail.
  • Ensure delivery of on-time, high-quality deliverables that meet project requirements. Ensure designs align with brand guidelines.
  • Build strong relationships with team members and other departments to foster a collaborative work environment.
  • Provide design support for key annual fundraising campaigns and appeals, including direct mail, digital campaigns, cause marketing partnerships, and events.
  • Assist in the production of marketing materials, including campaign decks, brochures, flyers, and social media graphics.
  • Manage content intake for our in-house asset bank.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in graphic design.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned to support the overall goals of the organization.

You Are
  • Passionate: You are inspired by the work of Second Harvest and are eager to build on our vision of "No Waste. No Hunger."
  • Creative: Imaginative and innovative, you thrive on finding new ways to express ideas visually. Your creativity knows no bounds, and you constantly seek to push the boundaries of design.
  • Inspired: You’re excited about the visual world and are enthusiastic about sharing your inspiration.
  • Detail-Oriented: You are proud of your work and know that cutting corners isn’t an option.
  • An Industry Enthusiast: You’re up to date with design trends and are always looking to improve on existing materials.
  • Energized: You’re always ready to take on new things and have fun doing it; if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.
  • Technical: You are experienced with design programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; you are proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Great at multitasking and can manage multiple priorities and projects. You are able to meet deadlines and handle a high volume of work.

For more information about Second Harvest, please visit our Careers page.

To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume (along with work samples/creative work) using the online portal here. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-deserving groups such as (but not limited to): racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

Second Harvest is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.

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