Mohawk Students' Association

Position for hire

Graphic Design Assistant

The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) has an exciting opportunity for the right person to engage and work with students (with an emphasis on providing them with the supports, resources, and tools to enable them to perform as strong leaders and advocates). If you have a passion for working with students, and get great satisfaction from helping those around you succeed, the MSA is the place for you.

The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) was designed and created as a separate entity from Mohawk College. The Association was built for and is led by students.

What we stand for

We empower Mohawk Students to create a community they can lean on for positive experiences, relevant supports, a listening ear, and a strong voice so they can achieve personal success in their college experience and beyond.

Led by the Executive Director and an elected Student Board of Directors (BOD), we are a Non-Profit Organization that supports students through our Areas of Focus – Advocacy & Leadership, Engagement & Support, Sustainability & Operations. While we are separate from Mohawk College, we do work collaboratively with the college to reach our goals.

We believe in fostering an environment where all staff members feel Purposeful, Supported, and like they Belong. Together daily, we live and bring our values to life to ensure we achieve our student-centred Vision and Mission.

My MSA Team

Every day is a new challenge, and you are continually looking for ways to help our team become more efficient and effective. As an asset to a team that is In This Together, you collaborate with our BOD, advocate for best practices, and pitch in where needed. You Believe it’s Possible and contribute in transformative ways within and beyond your department through insight and support.

My Communications team

The MSA Communications Team is a creative work-family that handles the core communication execution responsibilities at the MSA. The Team consists of the Communications Manager, UX Graphic Design Specialist, Communications Specialist, and Part-Time Communication Student Employees. We believe in having fun while following the MSA Vision, Mission, Values, and policies. The Team encourages each other to bring new ideas to the table, and creative diversity. We understand and embrace how different Team members use different methods to help them focus (to get ‘in the zone’) by listening to music as a group or individually to respect those who need quiet space. The Team finds every opportunity to celebrate people! Team Members are encouraged to bring their personal-creative passions to the table. This is a Team that supports each other to achieve their professional career goals.

What You Do

In this roll you will work alongside the MSA Communications Team. While each team member may have different tasks and priorities each day, you will all work together to continue to build the MSA’s brand awareness, effectively communicate MSA happenings to students, work towards the Association’s Strategic Plan, implement the Equity Sequence when planning and brainstorming, apply and showcase the MSA values during planning processes and initiatives. 

What Success Looks Like in This Role:

You play an active role in improving the MSA’s brand awareness. Beyond this, however, you are also a crucial asset in creating a sense of belonging for other students, empowering them to use their voice and get involved, and enhancing their college experiences through communication initiatives.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Help improve and continue to build MSA brand awareness. 
  • Help build trust between the MSA and Mohawk students. 
  • Effectively communicate with students about what’s happening within the MSA. 
  • Help to humanize the MSA.

How you do it

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm and plan different campaigns with the Communications Team. 
  • Take the lead on select large campaigns/projects 
  • Collaborate with the Student Experience Team (SET) on different engagement initiatives. 
  • Openly communicate with MSA departments about project updates, details and approvals. 
  • Create a variety of branded graphics in different formats and sizes 
  • Design graphics for or website, digital screens, social media, newsletters and print media. 
  • Follow existing branding guidelines and ensure brand consistency. 
  • Assist with website edits (WordPress). 

What you Need in Education, Experience, and Training for your Department:

  • Currently enrolled in a Mohawk College program (Graphic Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications Management or related programs are ideal). 
  • Comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite (especially Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign). 
  • Some animation experience is an asset. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Ability and interest in staying up to date with current design trends and topics. 
  • Good organizational skills. 
  • Comfortable communicating digitally (through email, Microsoft Teams, Zoom).

What you Need in Training for Team MSA:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Microsoft Teams and Adobe Creative Suite. 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Standard work hours are up to 15 hours per week 
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods. 
  • Able to work on a computer/laptop for prolonged periods.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Equity and Diversity are core values of the MSA and are engrained in the work we do to support Mohawk students.  At the MSA, we believe in dedication to our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion requires a continuous commitment. It’s about fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, safety and inclusiveness among individuals and groups, where leadership is made up of different people with diverse perspectives. The MSA is actively building a community where everyone is encouraged and celebrated to be themselves and whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences in order to challenge and dismantle systemic oppression.

We are looking for qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially encourage applications from Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

Job Description

Reports To: UX Graphic Design Specialist

Department: Communications

Classification: Part-time Contract

Pay Band: $16.00/hour

How to Apply:

  • Please apply to msarecruit@mohawkcollege.ca. 
  • Please include the title ‘Student Graphic Design Assistant’, your last name and then your first name in the subject line of the email. 
  • Attach your resume and cover letter (answering why you want to work at the MSA and what you’re hoping to gain) either in a PDF or Word Document. 
  • Please include links to samples of your work (5-7 samples of design work that you are proud of – for example, webpage design, GIFs, posters, print materials, campaigns, etc.). 

We will be accepting applications until October 20, 2021, or until the position is filled.

The expected, flexible start date is November 1, 2021.

Note: This position will primarily be remote until at least January 2022 – may require some in-person working days at our Fennell Campus location.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, The MSA will, upon the request of the employee provide accommodation.

Should you require accommodation at any point during your employment with the MSA please contact Human Resources at  msarecruit@mohawkcollege.ca.

Position for hire

Graphic Design Assistant

The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) has an exciting opportunity for the right person to engage and work with students (with an emphasis on providing them with the supports, resources, and tools to enable them to perform as strong leaders and advocates). If you have a passion for working with students, and get great satisfaction from helping those around you succeed, the MSA is the place for you.

The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) was designed and created as a separate entity from Mohawk College. The Association was built for and is led by students.

What we stand for

We empower Mohawk Students to create a community they can lean on for positive experiences, relevant supports, a listening ear, and a strong voice so they can achieve personal success in their college experience and beyond.

Led by the Executive Director and an elected Student Board of Directors (BOD), we are a Non-Profit Organization that supports students through our Areas of Focus – Advocacy & Leadership, Engagement & Support, Sustainability & Operations. While we are separate from Mohawk College, we do work collaboratively with the college to reach our goals.

We believe in fostering an environment where all staff members feel Purposeful, Supported, and like they Belong. Together daily, we live and bring our values to life to ensure we achieve our student-centred Vision and Mission.

My MSA Team

Every day is a new challenge, and you are continually looking for ways to help our team become more efficient and effective. As an asset to a team that is In This Together, you collaborate with our BOD, advocate for best practices, and pitch in where needed. You Believe it’s Possible and contribute in transformative ways within and beyond your department through insight and support.

My Communications team

The MSA Communications Team is a creative work-family that handles the core communication execution responsibilities at the MSA. The Team consists of the Communications Manager, UX Graphic Design Specialist, Communications Specialist, and Part-Time Communication Student Employees. We believe in having fun while following the MSA Vision, Mission, Values, and policies. The Team encourages each other to bring new ideas to the table, and creative diversity. We understand and embrace how different Team members use different methods to help them focus (to get ‘in the zone’) by listening to music as a group or individually to respect those who need quiet space. The Team finds every opportunity to celebrate people! Team Members are encouraged to bring their personal-creative passions to the table. This is a Team that supports each other to achieve their professional career goals.

What You Do

In this roll you will work alongside the MSA Communications Team. While each team member may have different tasks and priorities each day, you will all work together to continue to build the MSA’s brand awareness, effectively communicate MSA happenings to students, work towards the Association’s Strategic Plan, implement the Equity Sequence when planning and brainstorming, apply and showcase the MSA values during planning processes and initiatives. 

What Success Looks Like in This Role:

You play an active role in improving the MSA’s brand awareness. Beyond this, however, you are also a crucial asset in creating a sense of belonging for other students, empowering them to use their voice and get involved, and enhancing their college experiences through communication initiatives.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Help improve and continue to build MSA brand awareness. 
  • Help build trust between the MSA and Mohawk students. 
  • Effectively communicate with students about what’s happening within the MSA. 
  • Help to humanize the MSA.

How you do it

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm and plan different campaigns with the Communications Team. 
  • Take the lead on select large campaigns/projects 
  • Collaborate with the Student Experience Team (SET) on different engagement initiatives. 
  • Openly communicate with MSA departments about project updates, details and approvals. 
  • Create a variety of branded graphics in different formats and sizes 
  • Design graphics for or website, digital screens, social media, newsletters and print media. 
  • Follow existing branding guidelines and ensure brand consistency. 
  • Assist with website edits (WordPress). 

What you Need in Education, Experience, and Training for your Department:

  • Currently enrolled in a Mohawk College program (Graphic Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications Management or related programs are ideal). 
  • Comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite (especially Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign). 
  • Some animation experience is an asset. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Ability and interest in staying up to date with current design trends and topics. 
  • Good organizational skills. 
  • Comfortable communicating digitally (through email, Microsoft Teams, Zoom).

What you Need in Training for Team MSA:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Microsoft Teams and Adobe Creative Suite. 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Standard work hours are up to 15 hours per week 
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods. 
  • Able to work on a computer/laptop for prolonged periods.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Equity and Diversity are core values of the MSA and are engrained in the work we do to support Mohawk students.  At the MSA, we believe in dedication to our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion requires a continuous commitment. It’s about fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, safety and inclusiveness among individuals and groups, where leadership is made up of different people with diverse perspectives. The MSA is actively building a community where everyone is encouraged and celebrated to be themselves and whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences in order to challenge and dismantle systemic oppression.

We are looking for qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially encourage applications from Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

Job Description

Reports To: UX Graphic Design Specialist

Department: Communications

Classification: Part-time Contract

Pay Band: $16.00/hour

How to Apply:

  • Please apply to msarecruit@mohawkcollege.ca. 
  • Please include the title ‘Student Graphic Design Assistant’, your last name and then your first name in the subject line of the email. 
  • Attach your resume and cover letter (answering why you want to work at the MSA and what you’re hoping to gain) either in a PDF or Word Document. 
  • Please include links to samples of your work (5-7 samples of design work that you are proud of – for example, webpage design, GIFs, posters, print materials, campaigns, etc.). 

We will be accepting applications until October 20, 2021, or until the position is filled.

The expected, flexible start date is November 1, 2021.

Note: This position will primarily be remote until at least January 2022 – may require some in-person working days at our Fennell Campus location.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, The MSA will, upon the request of the employee provide accommodation.

Should you require accommodation at any point during your employment with the MSA please contact Human Resources at  msarecruit@mohawkcollege.ca.