Full Time

Design Lead

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

About UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

About the Opportunity

Situated within UJA’s Integrated Development Department, the Marketing Team is a leader in the voice and brand of the entire organization, using creative content, design, multimedia, and experiences to engage community members in UJA’s mission.

Reporting to Art Director, we’re seeking a Design Lead to be part of a dynamic creative team to conceptualize, design and produce a wide range of projects in print, digital and experiential design. The ideal candidate will collaborate with Designers, Writers, Front-end Developers, Marketing Managers, and Event Managers and be able to lead their projects from concept to production.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the other members of the Marketing team to develop visual and event concepts, lead the overall creative design of integrated projects
  • Translate an idea effectively and flawlessly across multiple messaging touchpoints including email, web, print, social, and event signage
  • Review and provide feedback for other designer/Production Artist/freelancer's work
  • Ensure design quality, consistency, and delivery by project deadlines
  • Develop style guides and tools to support production teams


  • A degree in Design, Communications/Advertising or related discipline
  • 5+ years of working experience as a Graphic Designer
  • A hands-on designer - proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Motion Design software a plus.
  • Excellent portfolio of work that demonstrates high-quality ideation and design within a variety of marketing campaign projects
  • Undeniable creative chops: you play a critical role in the conceptual phase of projects, and work seamlessly with your team to deliver winning projects
  • Ability to gracefully handle pressure and meet tight deadlines, prioritizing tasks and opportunities with acute attention to detail
  • Excellent design and typography skills as well as file preparation to production for print and digital
  • Experience reviewing print proofs and samples
  • Excellent time management, organizational, verbal, and written communications skills - comfortable with presenting to groups
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills
  • Copywriting skills are an asset
  • Experience in Stripo and Campaign Monitor is an asset
  • Experience working in non-profit is an asset
  • Experience in project management and budgeting

* This is a full-time permanent position. Union Level H. UJA’s normal hours of work are 34 hours per week. As UJA currently operates on a hybrid basis, the successful candidate for this role is expected to work from the office on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please note that UJA’s offices are closed on all Jewish holy days (yom tov) and the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat).

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting REF# DL-MAR-655 to: recruitment@ujafed.org. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted. Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks including Social Media Account(s) and a Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation is proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


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