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Communications Officer

University of Northern British Columbia

Job Description

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • design, layout, and type-setting of documents for print and web publication using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • ability to visualize data and create vector-based infographics for print and web publications;
  • liaising with contractors such as printers and translators, as needed in the production of print materials, web and other digital media;
  • contributing to acquisition and management of photos for print materials, web and other digital media;
  • providing communications support for NCCIH events including conferences and meetings;
  • design, development and maintenance of content for NCCIH website and other digital media, which may include:
  • working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, and Javascript with 2 or more years’ experience in design and development for the web;
  • 2 or more years working experience with content management systems (Drupal or NetEdit for example);
  • updating homepage (news items, photos, videos, and captions) and proactively working to improve website navigation including second-level pages;
  • designing and creating new content in consultation with the Manager to support and reflect the priorities, direction and work of the NCCIH;
  • gathering and reporting on analytics related to the use and usefulness of the website and other digital media.
  • contributing to the creation of content for web and print materials;
  • contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of communications processes by recommending improvements and efficiencies with respect to all media employed;
  • providing communications support for NCCIH media relations.


The successful candidate will possess a two to three year College Diploma in Communications or Graphic Design together with two to three years of relevant experience in broad communications media including visual, electronic, graphic and website design. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Fluency in French would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • excellent writing, proof-reading/editing, attention to detail, and communication skills;
  • demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Fireworks and Dreamweaver;
  • demonstrated proficiency using PC computers;
  • demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
  • experience working within First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and organizations;
  • knowledge of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis health, history, traditions, and values.

The successful candidate will be prepared to work in a team environment and can demonstrate the ability and willingness to adapt to new technologies and techniques. The ability to use independent judgment and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is essential. In previous work experience the successful candidate will have performed at a high level and demonstrated the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. This position requires some travel. 

How To Apply

Internal applicants from CUPE Local 3799 will be given priority consideration.

Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #20-027CU to:

Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way

Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9

Email submissions:

Inquiries: (250) 960-5521

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2020

Contact For This Position
University of Northern British Columbia
Job Location
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
March 13, 2020
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