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July 5, 2024

CADSI is hiring a Graphic Design Coordinator

New Opportunity : Graphic Design Coordinator

Application Deadline – August 1, 2024.


The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a creative and motivated Graphic Design Coordinator, with fresh skills and new ideas to join our small and mighty team located in downtown Ottawa. This is a new role within the organization.

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Your Mission

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Graphic Designer. Their primary focus will be to assist the Senior Graphic Designer in managing a diverse portfolio of creative projects while maintaining all CADSI brand standards and guidelines. Additionally, they will aid the Senior Graphic Designer in producing visually compelling materials that continue to elevate the CADSI brand and help to communicate our message in a creative and purposeful way. The specific allocation of tasks may vary throughout the year, depending on project requirements, priorities and overall needs.

Your work will include:

  • Project Management: Coordinate the workflow of graphic design projects from conception to completion, ensuring deadlines are met and deliverables are of high quality.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the Senior Graphic Designer, as well as cross-functional teams, including marketing, communications, and events, to understand project requirements and deliver effective design solutions.
  • Brand Standards: Assist in keeping CADSI’s messaging clear and visually consistent across materials and channels.
  • Creative Solutions: Shaping marketing collateral and providing additional graphics support for the delivery of all CADSI events, including CANSEC and Canadian Armed Forces Outlooks.
  • Quality Control: Conduct thorough reviews of design work to ensure accuracy, consistency, and adherence to brand guidelines.
  • Vendor Management: Liaise with external vendors, such as printers, event managers and web designers, to coordinate the production of design materials when necessary.
  • Stay Updated: Keep abreast of industry trends, and new technologies to continuously improve design processes and output.

Above all, you must be willing to learn by doing. You will have many opportunities to drive your own professional development– trying new tools and tactics and picking up new skills with the support of the highly collaborative CADSI team. Our well-established learning culture encourages each employee to expand their skill sets while supporting coworkers.

Your Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a minimum of 1 year of experience as a graphic designer.
  • Proven experience in graphic design, with a strong portfolio showcasing a range of design projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including a demonstrated ability to proof projects for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Ability to creatively deliver content in new and memorable ways to a variety of audiences, via both printed materials and digital formats.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage time under pressure.
  • Ability to work for, engage with, and/or take direction from multiple stakeholders (internal team, members, government, etc.) while continuously managing priorities.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to addressing challenges.
  • Knowledge of print production processes and industry standards.
  • Capable of working confidently in a team setting or individually.
  • A track record of contributing to a positive, fun work atmosphere.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings.


You can set yourself apart from other candidates if you have:

  • Experience using Office365, including SharePoint.
  • Experience in basic video production, photography, coding, and/or Figma.
  • An ability to communicate in both official languages.
  • Some knowledge of – or experience with – the defence, security, and cybersecurity industries, the Canadian government, or the Canadian military.



The position is full-time for a three-year term. The compensation package – including a competitive salary ($55,000-$65,000), vacation, and comprehensive benefits package – will be discussed during the initial interview. CADSI’s benefits package includes group insurance, health, dental and vision care, a health and wellness credit, and regular opportunities for professional development.

Your Working Environment

You will work in a newly renovated, open-concept and climate-controlled office environment in downtown Ottawa. We have flexible hours that combine in-office and remote-based work, depending on our event production timetable and other projects. Your adjustable standing desk, ergonomic chair, and laptop are ready for you.

Overtime, particularly in producing CANSEC, and local travel may be required on occasion.

Regular team-building activities keep us energized and learning from each other away from the office.

CADSI is committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, flexible, and accessible working environment. CADSI welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff, including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses the following points:

  1. Why you want to work for the CADSI.
  2. How your background and skills ideally suit you to fulfil this position.
  3. Ways in which your work experience demonstrates your result-oriented professional approach.
  4. Salary expectations.

Submissions should be directed to Victoria Doak, Senior Graphic Designer, and submitted by email to [email protected] by no later than midnight EDT on August 1, 2024. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


CADSI is the national and international industry voice of more than 700 Canadian defence, security and cyber companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contribute to the employment of more than 78,000 Canadians and generate $12 billion in annual revenues, over 50 percent of which come from exports. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada or on LinkedIn.


The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of more than 650 Canadian defence, security and cybersecurity companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contribute to the employment of more than 78,000 Canadians and generate $12.6 billion in annual revenues, roughly half of which come from exports. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada .

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