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Orientation Graphic & Web Assistant

Orientation Graphic & Web Assistant

The successful candidate will work closely with the Graphic & Web Specialist of Ryerson Student Affairs Creative to ensure the production of creative and dynamic marketing communications for Central Orientation. Their primary role will be the design of Central Orientation’s theme and related graphic assets and the building and maintenance of orientation.ryerson.ca’s web pages. It is necessary for the incoming Graphic & Web Assistant to possess strong organizational, research, and communication skills, a solid understanding of Ryerson University, and they must also understand how the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion have an impact on marketing efforts, Orientation Week, and student leadership development. The candidate must be willing to commit their efforts to the enhancement of all Orientation programming to support the transition of new students at Ryerson.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with the creation, tracking, and maintenance of webpages on orientation.ryerson.ca.
    Including but not limited to optimizing text, images, video and navigation for the best user
  • Assist with the creation of a vibrant, interactive, online presence for the Orientation Week
    program. This must include Web 2.0 technologies and audiovisual media that features the
    experiences, perspectives and input of a diverse array of community members at Ryerson. Online
  • Orientation programs provide an interactive, online experience that help new students network
    with their peers and learn about the various support mechanisms, services, and opportunities
    available to them at Ryerson University.
  • Update the Student Life Programs website (www.ryerson.ca/stuprog) to highlight Orientation
  • Designing of graphics and marketing collateral (print and online) for Central Orientation, including
    but not limited to posters, flyers, postcards, brochures, handbooks & banners. As well materials to
    post via RU Student Life’s social channels.
  • Ensure that all documentation and files relating to content created for online platforms is
    maintained in an orderly and efficient manner.
  • During Central Orientation, assist with social media and photography coverage.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:


  • Knowledge of computer software
  • Problem solving and thinking
  • Technical skills

Personal Management Skills:

  • Being responsible and accountable
  • Positive attitude and behaviours
  • Task initiative
  • Time management

Teamwork Skills:

  • Contribute to team goals
  • Event and project planning
  • Participate in projects and tasks
  • Work well with others

Technical or Software Knowledge Required:

  • Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Programming in XHTML, Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), &WordPress. Photography & Video are an asset.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Communication: Enhance customer service skills
  • Digital Literacy & Technical Aptitude: Apply graphic and web application knowledge and skills
  • Project Management: Learn to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Gain experience working as part of a team

Position Information

  • 35 hours per week at $14 /hr
  • May 7, 2018 Start Date
  • September 3, 2018 End Date
  • MUST be available Orientation week Aug 26-Sept 3


Application Materials Required & Instructions

  • Career Boost Approval Email
  • Resume & Portfolio
  • Email your complete application to Donica Willis (donica.willis@ryerson.ca) by March 30th, 2018


We appreciate your interest in this position, however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.