Communication and Design Coordinator

Vancouver, BC

Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
Staff - Non Union

Job Category


Job Profile

AAPS Salaried - Information Services, Level A

Job Title

Communication and Design Coordinator


Research | Men's Health Team | School of Nursing | Faculty of Applied Science

Compensation Range

5,063.67 - $7,294.50 CAD Monthly

Posting End Date

April 13, 2022

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

Apr 12, 2023

Please note that this position will be working within UBC Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health). The current PHO order requires proof of vaccination to work on site.

Job Summary

The UBC Men’s Health Research program’s knowledge mobilization strategies include web, social media and bibliometric strategies to reach researchers, clinicians, policymakers and the public with men’s health promotion information. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is keen and motivated to contribute to various aspects of communications, information design and production within a research environment. The role provides:

  • Research and administrative support
  • Leadership in knowledge translation, including the translation of research and scientific concepts to communicate complex ideas and processes visually through social media and web, and the dissemination of curated content related to men’s health on web and social media.
  • Graphic design services to brand specific outputs drawn from and promote events hosted by the Men’s Health Research Program.

Organizational Status
This position reports directly to the Research Coordinator Gabriela Montaner, with some guidance from Dr. John Oliffe, Professor and Founder and Lead of the UBC Men’s Health Research Program

Work Performed

Research Duties

  • Conducts preliminary literature searches and reviews
  • Develops knowledge translation tools based on research produced by the research program (i.e., articles, blogs, social media content)
  • Contributes to the development and production of a high volume of data-driven reports and presentations

Social Media Management

  • Creates and implements marketing, event promotion and social media strategies and campaigns, including content ideation and design, and implementation schedules for the Men’s Health Research Program’s social media platforms (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Grows the program’s social media influence into new social media platforms while increasing the presence on existing platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Reports interaction data bi-annually in recommending adjustments

Website Management

  • Website management including graphic design, updates and maintenance
  • Reports web analytics bi-annually in recommending adjustments  

Consequence of Error/Judgement
Accuracy is essential since errors may have implications for future policy and funding. The candidate is required to interact with faculty, researchers, data analysts and support staff at the Men’s Health Research Program, and will have contact with government, regional health authority staff and other community and professional groups.

Supervision Received
Receives training and supervision. Works collaboratively toward project deadlines. Work is directed by Gabriela Montaner and reviewed by Dr. John Oliffe for accuracy and adherence to procedures. Works within established project parameters.

Supervision Given

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum four years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong project management and organizational skills
In depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective audiences (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) and how they can be deployed
Ability to effectively and accurately communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format
An interest in men’s health, population and public health communications and experience working collaboratively with community-based organizations and health researchers is desirable
Computer experience and training required include Adobe Creative and Production Suites (including Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills preferred
Experience with content management system required and experience with HTML, CSS, and spatial data considered an asset
Effective oral and written communication, prioritizing, multi-tasking, interpersonal skills
Ability to be thorough, accurate, and have a high level of attention to detail
Ability to work both independently and within a team and to work effectively to meet deadlines
Proven ability of assimilating, analyzing and presenting information to a variety of audiences
Proven active interest in and knowledge of infographics and data visualization
Working knowledge of design software, including report layout, vector illustration, publishing and print management. Familiarity with basic design principles.
Ability to exercise diplomacy, tact and discretion when working with confidential and/or sensitive information and in deadline with various levels of administration and external agencies.