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UI/UX Web Designer

(Short-term contract till end March 2025)

ISANS is seeking a full-time UI/UX Web Designer to maintain and enhance ISANS’ digital web interfaces. Your focus will be on developing user-centered experiences, enhancing accessibility, optimizing efficiency, ensuring responsiveness across devices, and refining aesthetics and navigation. Your primary objective will be to ensure the successful implementation of ISANS website enhancement strategy, documenting frameworks and plugins used throughout development stages. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Transformation & Technology Support, this position will be responsible for:

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Collaborate closely with IT & Communications team members on projects and initiatives

· Conceptualize and develop wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to effectively communicate design ideas and interactive concepts

· Design and refine user interfaces for web and mobile applications, adhering to established design and... branding standards

· Develop and uphold design systems and UI kits to maintain consistency across platforms

· Conduct end-to-end user experience analyses to identify areas for improvement and process optimization

· Assist in monitoring and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess overall effectiveness and drive process enhancements (utilizing SEM, SEO, Google Trends, Google Analytics, etc.)

· Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in UI/UX design and apply insights to enhance user experience

· Advocate for a user-centric culture in digital accessibility, leveraging universal design principles

Requirements:

· Demonstrable UI/UX and/or website design experience with a portfolio showcasing diverse design projects

· Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

· Strong command of design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Beaver Builder, ShortPoint, and other prototyping technologies

· Deep understanding and adherence to brand standards and organizational strategies, with keen attention to detail, strong typographic skills, and a understanding of information hierarchy, color theory, and composition

· Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and web analytics tools like Google Analytics

· Proficiency in MySQL, jQuery, PHP a definite asset

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following:

Education and Experience:

· Post-secondary diploma in technologies/design-related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience

· Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role or relevant work experience

· Portfolio demonstrating a spectrum of design projects/skills

Skills:

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Strong collaboration abilities to thrive in cross-functional team environments

· Innate aesthetic sense and the capability to create visually captivating, polished, and functional user interfaces tailored to diverse user needs

· Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to balance creativity with practicality in design solutions

· Proactive, self-motivated, and adept at managing multiple projects and deadlines concurrently

· Positive attitude, willingness to take initiative, troubleshoot, and support team members as needed

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

· Outstanding time management and organizational skills

· Passion for continuous learning and eagerness to stay abreast of the latest design trends and technologies

· Capacity to manage remote work alongside in-office responsibilities

· Proficiency with MS Office applications

ISANS Core Competencies

Cultural Competency; Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
• Embracing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization

Collaboration
• Working collaboratively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives

Continuous Learning
• Continually seeking new knowledge and skills, as well as developing existing capabilities

Innovative Thinking
• Introducing new ways of looking at problems and developing useful ideas that are new, better, or unique

Accountability
• Holding self and others responsible and accountable to being transparent and principled in our approach and to meeting commitments

Respect
• Actively encouraging an environment of fairness, honesty and integrity for all

Terms of Employment
• Short-term contract to March 31, 2025
• Full-time, 35 hours per week
• Hybrid work environment: work location will be determined by operational requirements, prioritizing ISANS mission and clients to determine the right balance of in-person and virtual work.

Commencement Date: ASAP

Closing Date: Monday June 24, 2024, -4.00pm

To apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter merged into one document, stating the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

ISANS is dedicated to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility. We are seeking talented individuals to join our team and welcome applications from all diverse groups. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter and request any accommodation required to support them during the recruitment process.

Only those eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position.

However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 9 months

Pay: $48,000.00 per year

Benefits:
• Dental care
• Employee assistance program
• Extended health care
• On-site parking
• Paid time off
• RRSP match
• Vision care

Schedule:
• Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Halifax, NS B3L 4P1

Application deadline: 2024-06-24
Halifax NS

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