Job Posting 92769

Graphic Designer
Rick Hansen Foundation
Work From Home - From Anywhere
Richmond, BC or Toronto, ON, Remote or Hybrid
closes in 19 days (Wed, 12 Apr)
full time

Business Unit:            Marketing & Communications

Reports to:                 Manager, Marketing & Communications

Status:                        Full-time, ongoing

Location:                    RHF Office in Richmond, BC, hybrid and/or remote


Founded on the legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is a Canadian registered charity with the vision of creating a fully inclusive and accessible world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential. Through our programs and partnerships, we break down barriers for people with disabilities by changing attitudes, creating accessible spaces and inspiring an inclusive society.

RHF is a dynamic and rewarding place to work. Our success begins with our people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. If you’re interested in being a part of our innovative team, we hope that you will consider this opportunity with us!

RHF values diversity in the community and the workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, and religion and anyone living at the intersection of these identities.



The Graphic Designer, Marketing & Communications (MarComm) is responsible for the creative conceptualization, design and production of all print and digital marketing and communications assets for all Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) program areas and departments.


WORKING RELATIONSHIPS                            

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing Communications, this position works closely with the MarComm team and liaises with all RHF program areas and departments as well as external production partners. 



As an integral member of the RHF team and as expected of all staff, this position actively participates with: 


  • Organizational Culture
    • Contributes in regular sessions, develops goals, supports and implements action plans
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)
  • Values
  1.  We Collaborate Respectfully 
  2.  We Engage Authentically 
  3.  We Keep Our Promises 


Graphic Design

  • Lead and execute the creative, design and production of all RHF print, digital, and video assets including stewardship reports and proposals, annual reports, infographics, social media and website graphics, newsletters, emails, digital and print ads, collateral, signage, lesson plans, presentations, and videos;
  • Update and maintain the RHF brand guidelines and help ensure they are followed and effectively communicate a consistent visual brand identity;
  • Contribute proactive, creative recommendations for print and digital communications in alignment with brand guidelines;
  • Source photography and accurately archive photos in the RHF digital asset management system; and
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time by managing production schedules.

Accessible Communications

  • Ensure all communications are accessible and meet universal design requirements;
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of best practices in accessible design; and
  • Work with the RHF Accessibility Specialist to provide leadership and help to educate RHF staff and production partners on the accessibility of print, digital, and video resources.


  • Lead pre-press production of materials, and liaise with printers / suppliers to oversee the printing / production processes including sourcing quotes, collaborating on appropriate materials, proofs, press checks and delivery; and
  • Maintain positive relationships with printers and other external production partners.


  • Actively participate in cross-functional team meetings and contribute proactive suggestions with regards to creative communication concepts, look and feel and communication effectiveness and processes;
  • Ensure all communication assets are filed and archived efficiently;
  • Help provide direction to external photographers and videographers; and
  • Perform other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the position.


Education: University degree or diploma in Art Direction, Graphic Design or a related discipline.


  • Minimum 3 years of related experience in a print and digital design-related function;
  • Demonstrated visual creativity with the integration of typographic, photographic, illustrative and graphic elements that have contributed to positive business results;
  • Computer proficiency including with MS Office;
  • Proficiency with Mac-based design applications for in-house production, including Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, and Acrobat;
  • Knowledge of graphic file formats, pre-press and print production methods;
  • Knowledge of accessible communications design;
  • Photography and video editing skills considered an asset;
  • Understanding of fundraising-related communication design best practices in the nonprofit sector considered an asset; and
  • Knowledge of issues related to people with disabilities considered an asset.


  • Effective oral and written communication, time management, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively complete tasks and responsibilities under tight deadlines while assessing and prioritizing workload;
  • Ability to communicate concepts and present visual ideas effectively;
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to produce impactful infographics;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment; and
  • Ability to integrate a consistent brand look and feel across multiple mediums and communications.

An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills/behaviors will be considered.



If you are interested in being a part of our innovative team and are passionate about making a difference, we hope that you will consider a career with us.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply quoting competition #2023-09 by April 15, 2023. While we thank all applications for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

*Please note: The Rick Hansen Foundation is committed to providing accommodations to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please let us know if you require a specific accommodation (i.e. virtual/web based interview, flexible scheduling, accessibility needs), so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place.

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