Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Graphic Designer: Print & Web



Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Closing date for internal CUPE applicants


Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.

Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type


Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)

The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule Description


The Graphic Designer provides, promotes and maintains a consistent and audience-appropriate standard of graphic design for all institutional marketing and communication materials, within the established marketing and communication standards of the university. The Graphic Designer will develop creative concepts, layout and design and electronic pre-press files for both web and print-based institutional marketing and communications, for a wide variety of client areas, and for a wide range of projects.


  • Develops creative and effective marketing and communications visual concepts, design and layouts for multiple media, a wide range of client areas and a wide variety of projects.
  • Creates graphic design materials for print and online environments, including websites, handouts, posters, newsletters, signage, advertisements, digital marketing assets, etc.).
  • Stays current in generating engaging, memorable visual and copy concepts by researching design trends and changes in web based applications and communication channels.
  • Ensures digital files meet specifications for pre-press and digital offset printer and/or web applications including digital pre-press specifications, document pagination, and preparing RIP ready files.
  • In collaboration with other graphic designers, contributes to the development, maintenance and updating of graphic, visual identity usage and logo guidelines for the university.
  • Develops user-friendly graphic templates to enable marketing and communications to divest simple graphic requirements to departments around the university.
  • Provides support to outside departments and committees on working with templates, institutional graphic standards, the use of editable PDFs, preparing graphics for the web and other production technologies.
  • Develops and maintains files and records, both electronic and hard copy.
  • Works directly with clients to clarify and determine project goals.
  • Supports the needs of the AVP, Marketing & Communications, Media Relations & Communications Manager and Manager, Web Strategy.
  • Takes photographs of institutional events, individuals and initiatives to high levels of quality and versatility for reproduction in various electronic and print media.

    Associate Vice-President, Marketing & Communications



  • Grade 12 plus completion of a two-year post-secondary program in graphic design or equivalent

  • Five years' related experience in electronic publishing, graphic and web design, print production and pre-press technology and design in a Macintosh computer environment
  • Include a link to your design portfolio in your application.


  • Knowledge of print production, on both web and offset presses
  • Ability to work in a Macintosh or Windows environment
  • Understanding of marketing concepts in the context of various print and digital media
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and coordinate multiple projects within tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Strong ability to work as a team player and collaborate with others to develop, fine-tune and produce effective visual concepts, designs and layouts
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to high levels of productivity on assigned projects, often to tight deadlines
  • Strong ability to effectively manage multiple assignments, often with competing deadlines
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and provide support for computer software
  • Demonstrated ability (through portfolio) to create and maintain a consistent and audience-appropriate standard of graphic design across web, print and multi-media materials
  • Knowledge of process and spot colour specifications

  • Working at a desk and computer for long periods of time
  • The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

    Pay Band

    $29.79 - $33.10 ( CUPE Grade 08 (90% - 100%) )

    Salary rate

    This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Marketing and Communications

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Graphic Designer: Print & Web


    Thompson Rivers University




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 21, 2024

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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