Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.
Passionate about communications? Creative? Teamwork? Driven? Then we have a challenge that could be appealing to you!
We are looking for a Creative Advisor to support the Design and Production team in the Communications Branch located on the Montreal Rd Campus in East Ottawa.The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
Why work with the NRC’s Creative and Print Services?
The Creative and Print Services team at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is dedicated to delivering high quality visual communications products, including graphic and multimedia content, for clients across the department.
In this role, you may be asked to take on work such as:
Advising on creative concepts for visuals communications products, including graphic design, video, graphics, animation, print media, and/or infographics;
Assisting in coordinating and overseeing graphic design services for clients across the department;
Following the principles of digital by default by producing engaging and informative graphic and video element and shareables for social media and the web;
Overseeing compliance of visual communications products with NRC and the Government of Canada policies and requirements, including branding and the Federal Identity Program FIP; and
Collaborating within the team to produce high-quality visual communications products.
You will have opportunities for continuous learning as you conduct evaluations of programs targeting different sectors and areas of research, as well as, career advancement opportunities through meaningful and valuable work.
Come and join our team and work in an organization full of pride and innovation!
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples.
In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in graphic design, multimedia, or a similar field related to the position.
For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency
Recent and significant* experience in planning and managing communications projects in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment;
Recent and significant* experience in planning, managing the production of and providing advice and recommendations on visual communications products;
Recent and significant* experience in all stages of graphic design from initiation and planning through to conception and completion;
Recent and significant* experience in providing advice to supervisors and/or management on visual communications; and
Recent and significant* experience in providing advice on federal government communication policies and directives and the Federal Identity Program for both print and digital publications.
- Recent and significant experience means experience acquired through the performance of a broad range of related activities. Such experience is normally acquired through full-time employment over a minimum period of two years (consecutive months) within the last three years.
Condition of Employment
Secret (II). A Secret clearance must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Knowledge of the Government of Canada Communications Policy;
Ability to write high quality materials for a variety of target audiences;
Ability to work and develop strong professional relationships with clients;
Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize information;
Ability to think on one’s feet and handle sensitive situations in a professional manner with tact, good judgment, and discretion;
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally;
Ability to supervise a small team; and
Ability to manage multiple demands.
Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
Management services - Communication (Level 3)
Management services - Networking (Level 2)
Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
Management services - Teamwork (Level 3)
For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Services
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.
From $83,779 to $89,863 per annum. In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.
A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
Overtime may somethimes be required.
This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously;however, first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (9947) to:
15 June 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time