Art Director—Redeemer University College

Art Director Job Listing (full-time)

This is a 100% position and includes benefits, and pension.


Do you love designing impeccable creative that delivers a powerful message? Can you interpret objectives into polished visual concepts from a brief or conversation? Are you able to combine current design trends with an existing corporate brand identity? Would you love to bring your skills to a dynamic team at a fantastic Christian university?


Bring your creativity and finely tuned design aesthetic to Redeemer’s fast-paced and collaborative marketing and communications team. Oversee the university’s brand across all channels, provide direction for others and design Redeemer’s major publications, event promotion and recruiting materials hands-on.


The Overview

  • Flagship Collateral – You will take the lead on design for key print collateral (e.g. Resound Magazine, Viewbook, etc.) and maintain brand consistency with a standard of design excellence. You will also design for major institutional event advertising, signage, sub-brands, and mini-campaigns for fundraising and recruitment.


  • Art Direction – You will provide quick design concepts and/or mood boards to brief other designers on the team and nurture the design process, providing incremental feedback while driving quality and consistency across print, email, social media and web properties. You will work closely with the web design manager to develop and maintain the institutional brand across all web properties for the university.


  • Project Management – You will schedule projects for the team in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, mapping out milestones and checking in with team members to ensure deadlines are met.


  • Manage Vendors – You will create final artwork and liaise with third party suppliers, approving proofs and ensuring timelines and quality standards are met.



What We’re Looking For

Education and Experience

You have a diploma in graphic design, or a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, plus 3-5 years professional experience with 1-2 years in a senior role.

Our Mission and Vision

You have a thorough understanding of Redeemer’s vision and mission as a Christian liberal arts and sciences university and are excited to use your skills to promote it.


You are a creative person who loves to tell stories visually and can align them with strategic business objectives and messages.


You have a strong design sensibility in both print and web applications and demonstrate the ability to lead concept development.


You understand and can manage the creative process, discerning how to motivate and lead while also teaching and mentoring other designers and freelancers.


You have strong organizational skills so you can manage multiple deadlines and requirements and prioritize quickly and efficiently.


You are a team player and enjoy the collaborative nature of a creative group working together to tell an amazing story.


You are fluent in Adobe Creative Suite design software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and open to learning new software tools related to a professional and collaborative office environment.



How to Apply

Applicants are requested to email their application materials by Friday, July 19th, 2019, including a resumé, digital portfolio (or list of links), and a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University College as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition.

Submit Applications to:


Mr. Jim VanGeest

Director, Human Resources

Redeemer University College

777 Garner Road East

Ancaster, ON, Canada, L9K 1J4



Redeemer offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. We welcome and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.


About Redeemer University College

Redeemer University College is a dynamic undergraduate university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually-vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, creates an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally-friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.