About Toronto Metropolitan
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada's leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

About The Team

A vibrant and innovative centre of exploration, research, creation and learning, the University Library is positioned at the core of the University's academic, research and community engagement goals. The Library supports a diverse community of learners and instructors, researchers and scholars, and community experts and entrepreneurs, and is a hub of interdisciplinary SRC. The dedicated team of more than 100 talented individuals supports a growing academic community, including new campuses and a growing number of international students. The University Library provides crucial academic learning, creation and research resources, programs, services and spaces. Its unique blend of expertise and programming, coupled with access to leading edge technology and an array of information resources, fosters a rich academic environment, supporting the University's complement of degree programs, and advancing research and discovery, and community outreach and engagement.

The Library is committed to the TRC Calls to Action and is actively exploring ways to decolonize our work and these efforts are further supported by the Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win (Standing Strong Task Force) recommendations and the University's in process renaming initiative. Our ongoing commitment to equity and community inclusion continue to shape and reaffirm our values and priorities as a Library and University.

The Opportunity

The Graphic Design and Communications Support Specialist will design, develop and update high-quality print and digital materials to support the Library in the areas of marketing, communication, community engagement, and web development. They will work under the supervision of the Library Communications Specialist, and closely with the communications and design-related team. Additionally, this role will work collaboratively lending expertise and creative design support to projects and initiatives across the University Library.


  • To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:
  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma in Arts and Design, New Media, Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Creative Industries or in a related field.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in graphic design and supporting marketing and communication initiatives, creating and designing multiple print campaign pieces including annual reports, brochures, posters, banners, invitations, designing website layouts, e-newsletters, multimedia presentations, display events material, signage, logos, etc.
  • Experience using video/audio editing software.
  • Experience working in communications
  • Experience with emerging trends related to social media.
  • Knowledge of the theory and application of graphic design, layout, composition, photography and typography as related to visual communication in print on the web.
  • Knowledge of digital publishing, web design and the printing industry
  • Awareness of universal design for AODA compliance;
  • Excellent visual and design skills;
  • Excellent command of Adobe Creative Suite with advanced experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Experience with wordpress and content management systems
  • Experience in photography (primarily headshots for staff and environmental images)
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and timelines and collaborate with the various departments in the Library;
  • Tact and diplomacy and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time and meet deadlines; and
  • Thorough understanding of the different forms of media and knowledge of the role of communications.

Additional Information

Position Number(s) 20004293 Reports To Communications Specialit Vacancy Type Term Employee Group OPSEU Start Date ASAP End Date October 6, 2023 Hours of Work 36.25 Grade and Step 10 Salary Scale $62,262.26-$74,344.40 HR Advisor Aneka Olbino Application Close Date September 12, 2022

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.

Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's careersite.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.

We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community.We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact via Isarta. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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