The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) is an independent association comprising Alberta’s 69 counties and municipal districts. Since 1909, the RMA has helped rural municipalities achieve strong, effective, local government. The RMA provides Advocacy and Business Services (including RMA Trade, RMA Fuel, and RMA Insurance) for its membership.
As part of the Marketing & Communications Department and reporting to the Manager of Marketing & Communications, this position supports all internal divisions and departments of the association through the branding and development of marketing materials and other visual communications.
This is a temporary position with a term of up to 10 months, though extension may be considered. The position is a mix of remote (work from home) and in-person work, but the incumbent must be reachable during office hours (Monday through Friday, approximately from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Mountain Time).
Key Responsibilities Include:
Designing, updating, and maintaining materials and publications to support RMA activities, potentially including (but not limited to):
Templates (typically created in Microsoft Office programs for use by non-technical staff)
Proposal documents and reports to support Business Services activities
Annual report and year-in-review documents
Event handbooks and related materials
Directories of approved suppliers and programs
Marketing materials and sales collateral
Tradeshow branding and signage
Working with the Marketing & Communications Department between RMA internal client departments to communicate design needs and gather content to support material development.
Serving as an advisor to the Manager of Marketing & Communications and other decision makers on implications of branding decisions and policy.
Assisting or covering for other department staff during vacations and crunch times.
Supporting association events, occasionally through on-site assistance.
Other duties as required.
A post-secondary designation in graphic design, new media, or a related discipline.
At least one year of experience in professional graphic design, visual communications, or related, with a strong portfolio of previous work.
Proficient in design software, especially for photo editing, graphic design, and document layout (print and digital). Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign preferred.
Able to work within an established visual style while incorporating new creative ideas.
Comfortable in a Microsoft Windows working environment.
Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
Personable and able to build and maintain professional relationships.
Excellent listening skills.
Able to work in a team environment, including keeping others appropriately informed.
Able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Understanding that progress must be shown and be measurable.
Able to work with minimal supervision; self-motivated and self-directed.
Business-level proficiency or fluency in French would be an asset.
Experience in photography and / or videography would be an asset.
Video editing and / or animation skills would be an asset.
Some knowledge and appreciation of rural issues would be an asset.
The RMA is an equal opportunity employer. Any applicant that meets the qualifications above is encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and those already legally entitled to work in Canada.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in PDF format outlining how you meet the above qualification requirements, plus a link to a portfolio of your relevant work, to Brandon Low, Manager of Marketing & Communications, at brandon@RMAlberta.com by 11:59 pm MDT on Sunday, August 8, 2021.
We thank all applicants, but due to the high volume of responses expected, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.