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Job Number:  40454
Graphic Designer
Job Posted: Thursday, 14 December 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 15 January 2018
(63 days ago)
The Mustard Seed
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services - food, clothing and housing, and support services – education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta.



Reporting to the Manager of Marketing, Communications & Brand, the Graphic Design is responsible for: (i) developing creative solutions for projects and promotional material that reach a diverse audience; and (ii) coordinating print projects at The Mustard Seed.




Strategic Design

  • Generate high-quality engaging design solutions for a variety of projects for a diverse audience, using a variety of vehicles (print, website, social media, digital display);
  • Communicate design concepts to key stakeholders;
  • Articulate the value of creative concepts;
  • Create promotional material to generate awareness and donations with a strong emphasis on branding standards and key messaging;
  • Turn strategic ideas into creative marketing and fundraising solutions;
  • Create multimedia designs using Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Create timelines and monitor design projects

Print Coordination

  • Support all aspects of the production flow process, including procuring quotes from vendors and other service providers, approvals, quality control on printing, delivery, and inventory control;
  • Coordinate copy, artwork and create designs on projects;
  • Support production, inventory and design of all promotional materials and signage
  • Coordinate with vendors for efficient project management.


  • Provide photography for internal events
  • Support photography and video at TMS development events
  • Edit photography for various mediums using Adobe Creative Suite

Other duties as assigned, such as:

  • Participate in planning and strategy meetings;
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing methods, costs, results;
  • Assisting Manager of Communications with other initiatives and projects when requested;


  • A passion to be part of ending homelessness in Alberta;
  • Post-Secondary Education in a related field;
  • High proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop);
  • Intuitive and high-quality designs that inspire action and evoke emotion;
  • Ability to conceptualize and take projects through to completion;
  • Experience in brand development and management as asset;
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office software (PowerPoint);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both, written and verbal;
  • Ability to work with confidential information;
  • Very organized with very high attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.


  • Full-time position (40 hr/wk), some weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Position located in Calgary with occasional travel to Edmonton.
  • Office environment – more mental than physical.
  • Typing on a keyboard and talking on the telephone – both landline and cell – will be necessary.
  • Fast-paced and demanding work environment.
  • Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

Start date: Immediate

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (https://themustardseedhr.wufoo.eu/forms/position-application-form/)


The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and flex days. The Mustard Seed embraces the concept of employment equity, which includes fair representation, anti-discrimination and reasonable accommodation.


Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please visit our careers page and follow the links in the posting to apply.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
The Mustard Seed
102 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5
www:   theseed.ca/careers/

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