FoodShare Graphic Design Coordinator

We are currently seeking the right candidate to fill the position of: Graphic Design Coordinator

At FoodShare, we advocate for food justice by supporting community-based food initiatives and through ongoing advocacy and public education. Our vision is a Toronto where all people can feed themselves, their loved ones and their communities with dignity and joy. We operate on a people-first model that values fair compensation, policies that respect a work/life balance and the contributions of our team members at all levels.

Overview:

The Graphic Design Coordinator will support, design and create FoodShare’s public-facing communication assets, which include digital and social media content; infographics and other graphic design collateral to support reports, messaging, projects, e-newsletters, e-solicitations and other supporter-focused digital communication pieces as well as print collateral (Annual Reports, Impact Reports, funding proposals etc). The Graphic Design Coordinator will also support photography and video production and editing.

The Graphic Design Coordinator reports to the Marketing and Communications Manager

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Create various designs that are flexible to use in multiple media.
  • Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and web. This will include direct mail pieces, branded promotional items, website and social media graphics, posters, flyers, e-communications and other marketing materials as needed.
  • Develop layout and design of Annual Reports, Impact Reports, research reports, etc.
  • Make occasional updates to our website and online store (foodshare.net and goodfoodbox.foodshare.net)
  • Assist the Communications Coordinator with social media content planning and scheduling.
  • Manage the printing process of print assets including some workplace materials such as business cards and stationary.
  • Work directly with the Development and Communications team to communicate FoodShare priorities related to: advocacy, fundraising, marketing and program success.
  • Work closely with program teams to translate their messaging concepts into visual materials.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada
  • 2-3 years demonstrated proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Canva & Photoshop and/or other common design and layout applications
  • 1-2 years experience with WordPress, Shopify or other website building platforms
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently as well as in partnership with team
  • Skilled at defining and working towards deadlines efficiently
  • Experience with photo/video editing, digital illustration or other media arts skills is also an asset

A note from the Communications team.

Being the Graphics Design Coordinator on our team doesn’t mean you’ll get stuck doing weekly design critiques or restricted by ancient brand guidelines. We have established the framework of our visual brand but there’s a ton of room to colour in between the lines (and honestly out of them when you think it’s useful). You’ll have tons of creative control.

We work closely together and make sure everyone is in on ideas from the ground floor. You’ll be part of planning and projects on a weekly basis and advise us on how to use our visual brand to shape how the Toronto community understands FoodShare’s work and maybe even how they think about food justice and the right to food.

Being our GDC is more about eye and heart than formal experience so if you think “I like the sound of this role and I bet I’d be good at it, but I don’t have the ‘right’ credentials, we​ really​ hope you’ll apply.

Compensation and Culture

At FoodShare we are committed to ensuring a work/life balance for all members of our team. We have a no-emails outside of 9 to 5 policy and a generous benefits package (see below).

Salary: $56,000 annually (37.5 hours/week)*

Benefits: Extended health and dental benefits at start; RRSP or TFSA contributions after successful completion of probation period; 4 weeks paid vacation + paid winter shutdown per year; daily lunch stipend, monthly cell phone and internet reimbursement available depending on work location; 20 paid wellness and sick days per year; 10 paid personal days*

Contract Type: Full time indefinite

Reports to: Manager, Marketing and Communications

Location: Temporarily remote due to Covid-19 with occasional on site tasks required

* Note that as part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.

TO APPLY: Please click ‘Apply Now’ below to submit your resume/CV and cover letter to FoodShare’s Human Resource Department by 5:00pm on Sunday February 6, 2022.

All applicants are welcome to share their portfolio with their initial application if they wish. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit a portfolio of their work.

Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

FoodShare’s recruitment process involves the anonymization of all resumes prior to their being screened by the hiring committee. This step removes applicant personal details (names, email, addresses), educational institutions, years of work experience, and personal interests to reduce potential for bias. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role.

Please note:

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

FoodShare is a food justice organization. This means that we are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression that cause and perpetuate food security inequities.

Racialized people and others from equity-seeking groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. We believe that those most affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and food insecurity. FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities we work alongside.

If you require accommodation when navigating the application process, please contact: hr@foodshare.net.