Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
Attend briefing sessions with the Marketing and Communications team and internal stakeholders to understand creative requirements and deadlines.
Prepare draft materials and options based on the creative brief provided.
Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type ensuring the requirements of the YMCA brand guidelines are met.
Develop the layout and production design of magazines, brochure, newsletters, reports, presentations, publications and other templates.
Use computer software to generate new images when required.
Incorporate changes to mock-ups recommended by internal clients into the final design.
Provide support for campaign planning and the delivery of marketing activities.
Reviews and edits marketing materials to ensure content produced is of high quality, with consistent use of YMCA guidelines.
Manage marketing assets and collateral inventory.
Review designs for errors and prepare designs prior to sending to print.
Coordinate with the external vendors on printing requests.
Regularly update and maintain the mail consent list in accordance with CASL requirements.
Completion of an accredited Graphic Design Program with a minimum 1-2 years graphic design experience or undergraduate degree or diploma in marketing, business, public relations, or communications with a minor/focus in Graphic Design
Print and web design experience
Exceptional understanding of colours, style of type, illustrations, photography and printing procedures
Proficient knowledge of Web, Social Media and Video applications
Expert knowledge of important design software , including Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop) and WordPress, with the ability to work in a PC environment
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
Strong accuracy and attention to detail
Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work
Child Protection orientation
AODA Customer Service and AODA Integrated Standard
Health & Safety Awareness training
Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs
How to Apply
About YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.
With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1500 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.
As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”