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Our Story:

Our small Canadian-born business was founded in 1978 and has become a global organisation that now spans 120 locations across 20 countries. Our expansion has been rapid, but what matters most is the common belief that drives all 5,000 of our people to be a different type of real estate organisation. We believe that the places in which we live, work and play have the power to make us happier and healthier, and we are united by a shared sense of purpose, to have a positive impact on people's lives. In short, we are a global commercial real estate advisory firm with a simple aim: for real estate to play a leading role in creating vibrant buildings, cities and places that deliver long-lasting social value and economic impact.

Why Work for Us:

We believe that our industry is changing, and we want our business to be a melting pot of curious minds, passionate hearts and strategic intelligence. Your gender, religion and race are all highly respected, but are less important to us than your ability to step up and change the game. We provide you with a place where you can do just that, with like-minded people. Collaboration is embedded in the way we work

  • our people have the autonomy to collaborate on client relationships, engage teams across the business, lead operations, work collectively on projects, participate in strategy and are ultimately responsible for our growth. Our distinctive Principal-led, privately-owned model puts us in the enviable position of being able to offer every employee the opportunity to own a share of our business, and inspires and allows anyone to become a Principal. This role carries voting rights so our people have a very real say in the future direction and operation of our business. This means that we are able to attract, engage and retain the best talent from the industry.

Overview:

We are seeking a talented, creative and driven Senior Graphic Designer and marketer to work within a fast-paced and dynamic environment. An individual who thrives on maintaining responsibility for the design and visual aspects of each assignment, working closely across a variety of divisions including Investment, Office Leasing, Industrial, Retail and other service lines.

Responsibilities :

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, Ontario, the Senior Graphic Designer / Marketing Associate is required to perform a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Manage the design and layout of various marketing materials (flyers, brochures, sales advertisements, proposals, invitations, Power Point presentations, and other various marketing collateral)
  • Own the design and creative process for proposals, presentations, and marketing materials, including email campaigns, flyers, floor plans, maps, postcards, invitations, boards, and signage
  • Preparing marketing budgets and tracking related expenses for pitches and projects
  • Website design and other web-based property marketing, familiarity with Wordpress, Wix, Foleon and other web design services considered a major asset
  • Provide creative and innovative approaches to marketing programs for various teams and service lines
  • Develop and edit highly formatted documents with strict attention to detail
  • Manage and maintain established brand guidelines on all marketing collateral
  • Assist in the maintenance and consistency of Avison Young's branding on all marketing collateral, ensuring strict adherence to brand guidelines and act as a brand steward
  • Manage and prepare email marketing campaigns using marketing automation platforms
  • Manage and prioritize a variety of requests/tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere
  • Exercise judgment and make decisions to promote smooth workflow to ensure demands are met
  • Assist in maintaining and updating contact lists/database, data entry ensuring a high level of accuracy (experience with Salesforce and/or Hubspot CRM an asset)
  • Developing social media campaigns along with social media graphics
  • Thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and ever evolving commercial real estate environment
  • Be solution focused and able to provide creative results to unique challenges
  • Other special projects as required or assigned
  • Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Business Management, Communications OR Diploma in Graphic Design is required. Significant work experience along with post-secondary education in Graphic Design or Marketing also considered.

Proficiency in the use of specific computer programs:

  • Strong working knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite: advanced knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Experience using marketing automation platforms is preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce or Hubspot CRM's is preferred
  • Experience in the design/printing/publishing industry is an asset
  • The ability to communicate fluently in English (verbal and written)
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Recognized ability to support an individual or team
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple assignments and work efficiently to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated problem solving and ability to use discretion and adhere to confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a large team an asset
  • Strong project management skills: responsible for tracking workflow, ensuring that jobs are completed in required time frames to client specifications
  • track various graphic design jobs and their progress

Personal Characteristics

The Senior Graphic Designer / Marketing Associate will demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  • Excellent time management skills; attention to detail; the ability to prioritize by assessing situations to determine urgency; ability to develop a work schedule, set goals, create/implement actions plans and monitor progress towards goals; and ability to make clear, timely decisions
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness; ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary
  • Work efficiently and be a reliable member of the team
  • Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of staff and clients to meet or exceed their expectations
  • Maintain a positive attitude and working relationships with others, both internally and externally
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new responsibilities
  • Our Equal Opportunity Commitment:

Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world. We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity.

The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law.

For those requiring assistance with disabilities, information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Avison Young is committed to employing the best talent with the most fair and equitable recruitment practices. Apply with us TODAY!

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