Graphic Designer, Internal Communications

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Job ID: J0921-0240
Classification: SEN-07
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 67929/Year
Maximum Salary: 85951/Year
Closing Date: October 1, 2021

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

The Graphic Designer, Internal Communications, is responsible for digital and creative design in support of internal communications function. The incumbent collaborates with Senate clients in creating design solutions that have a high visual impact and respond to clients’ expectations. The role requires consulting with clients, understanding their needs, and proposing creative ideas to assist the client in making design decisions.

The position is also responsible for design and update requirements for the Senate’s Intranet and creating design solutions that meet industry standards for user-experience. The role involves liaising regularly with the Senate Information Services Directorate (ISD) to ensure technical requirements are met.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent position in the Communications Directorate.

This selection process may be used to staff determinate or indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.

Candidates must provide work samples in the form of a portfolio or other and a one-page cover letter clearly indicating how education and experience qualifications are met.


• College diploma or university degree in Graphic Design or related field of study;
• Minimum of five (5) years experience managing graphic design projects across their life cycle, from project acceptance through to approval;
• Experience providing advice, recommendations and concept development to clients on effective, impactful creative communications solutions (digital and print) that adhere to brand and templates standards and clear print guidelines;
• Experience developing interactive digital publications that include many photos, charts, graphics and embedded videos;
• Experience creating on-trend graphics (e.g. presentations, infographics, social media graphics);
• Experience working in an Apple computer environment and using Adobe Cloud software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat DC);
• Knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape;
• Knowledge of video production, an asset;
• Experience using a website content managing system (e.g. Umbraco), an asset;
• Knowledge of accessible graphic design standards, an asset;
• Knowledge of the WCAG standards on accessibility and other web design guidelines, an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management
Teamwork & Cooperation

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.