Work for STAND Canada This Summer as a Graphics Designer!

Update: Thank you for your interest. The application is now closed, as we have hired a candidate.

Applicant Criteria

STAND Canada has received funding to hire one graphics designer, who will be responsible for creating designs for digital and print media. The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

Job Overview

This position focuses on creating graphics for print and the web to support our educational and outreach activities pertaining to the educational and advocacy campaigns we lead. In 2020, we plan to continue our work educating Canadians and politicians, government officials, and staffers for positions that alleviate the suffering of people affected by genocide.

This position will start on July 6, 2020, and end on August 28, 2020. The successful candidate will work 35 hours per week and be paid $15.40 per hour. They will work from home, ideally within New Westminster or Burnaby.

Key Responsibilities of a Graphics Designer

  • Create graphics that conveys an understanding of the nuances involved in communicating human rights for usage on our website, digital, and print media. These graphics will be used for education, advocacy, and fundraising efforts 
  • Work with the Managing Committee in creating templates, educational guides, and infographics on Canada’s system of government, Parliament’s vs. the Foreign Affairs Minister’s role in foreign policy, summaries of current genocide STAND is focused on (Darfur/Sudan, South Sudan, Iraq/Syria, and Myanmar), summaries of historical genocides recognized by STAND Canada and the Government of Canada, lists of local organizations working on Indigenous reconciliation.
  • Write templates and captions to communicate visual media in an impactful way
  • Conduct research pertaining to projects and campaigns and create resources for regional chapters (e.g., infographics, fact sheets, campaign handbooks, etc.).
  • Create graphics and marketing materials for at least one educational and fundraising event in conjunction with other volunteers. The successful candidate will create graphics such as for youth-oriented platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The successful candidate will also create youth-oriented print materials such as stickers and buttons.
  • Assist with the development of our new website
  • Other tasks as requested

Are you our next Graphics Designer?

Do you have the following skills, knowledge, and fit for STAND? We’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital and print graphics design through a strong portfolio
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and GIMP
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of communicating sensitive topics such as human rights, social and gender justice, migration, and refugees. Social justice courses taken or regular consumption of media are ideal.
  • Strong skills in copywriting and editing.
  • Knowledgeable of STAND and its work in anti-genocide and nonpartisan advocacy
  • Reliable, independent, with excellent time management skills – can work under deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner (no more than 48 hours) with STAND members across Canada through the internet and by telephone.
  • Optional: A combination of education and work experience in photography or videography
  • Optional: Familiarity with web development

To apply, please fill out the application form and include samples of your work. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.

STAND Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing employees and volunteers with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Candidates who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market, as outlined below are encouraged to apply:

  • New immigrant / refugee youth (new is defined as having arrived in Canada in the past 5 years);
  • Indigenous youth;
  • Youth who have not completed high school;
  • Visible minorities/ racialized youth; LGBTQ2 youth;
  • Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

About STAND Canada

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization with chapters across the country that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. We are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools that they need to take action toward a world without genocide.

Our volunteers are driven by our joint vision and passion for human rights, political advocacy, genocide education, and the social responsibility of Canadians. STAND focuses research into priority focus regions, which can change according to the risk of genocide, and prioritizes policy research into Canada’s history of genocide and relationships to current genocides.

Graphics Designer Application Form