To all applicants, please include your resume and online portfolio (PDFs accepted) with your strongest work samples.
Why join us?
Are you looking to join a dynamic pension plan that embodies the strong values of its 500,000 members and is an industry leading global investor? If so, we would love to tell you our story.
At OMERS we put our people first and are proud to embrace the diversity of thought and leadership that comes from having locations in Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe. Our culture is truly one of a kind. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it! We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live with an ever-constant eye to the global investment markets.
We're looking for a bright, curious, tech-savvy person to create stunning design solutions to help OMERS bring our stories to life. Reporting to the Manager, Content and Design, the Graphic Designer supports a wide range of work across multiple channels - presentations, websites, social media, print and more. You can manage multiple projects from concept to production and engage with our creative team members as needed. Your passion for design, strong work ethic and attention to detail is what will make you succeed. As part of this team, you'll be working in an exciting fast-past environment, while also having the stability and retirement security of working for a pension plan. As part of this team, you'll be working in an exciting fast-past environment, while also having the stability and retirement security of working for a pension plan. This is a hybrid role, which means you'll have the benefits of collaborating with peers in the office and ability to work from home.
As a member of this team, you will:
Create high quality executive presentations featuring infographics, icons, graphs and other design elements
Design with purpose-understand the content of presentations and utilize best design practices to create layouts for optimal engagement
Create data visualizations and custom illustrations that are clear and easy to understand
Support the creation of compelling visual content for digital channels including the web, social media, company intranet, email, digital signage and event materials
Work on multiple projects concurrently, proactively managing timelines and partners, while maintaining the highest quality of design
Attend creative brief meetings to produce materials that align to and support the delivery of OMERS strategic objectives
Manage design projects from concept development through completion
Understand, foster and ensure consistency of brand identity and standards across all projects and platforms
Advise on new methods, design trends and best practices
Mentor junior designers as part of the Student Design Network program
To succeed in this role, you have:
5+ years of design experience in a corporate communications or agency environment
High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft PowerPoint
Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
Experience developing design materials and templates to implement consistent concepts across multiple channels
Ability to analyze technical and financial information and create designs to present the data visually
Passion for design, knowledge of current trends/tools and the ability to create unique visual concepts
Strong project management skills, keen attention to detail
Experience with animation and motion design an asset
A sense of humour, collegial approach and passion for helping clients
Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans, with $121 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2021. OMERS is a jointly-sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers ranging from large cities to local agencies, and over half a million active, deferred and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, local boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children's aid societies across Ontario. Contributions to the Plan are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS teams work in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe - serving members and employers and originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.
OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At OMERS inclusion and diversity means belonging. How we create a sense of belonging is through our employees and our vast network of Employee Resource Groups. Whether you are passionate about gender, pride, or visible minorities, we have groups that are focused on making a difference in all of our lives.
At OMERS and Oxford the office or worksite is our primary place of work. We are committed to providing work environments which promote the health, safety and well-being of all employees in accordance with public health regulation and guidance. Accordingly, employees are required to provide evidence of full vaccination or have an approved