University of Alberta

Human Centred Design Coordinator

Office of LifeLong Learning - Physician Learning Program

Competition No.  -    S104637100
Posting Date  -    Sep 13, 2018
Closing Date  -    Oct 03, 2018
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $50,425 to $68,486 per year
Grade  -    08
Hours  -    35

This full-time position has a term length of 12 months, with the possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Physician Learning Program (PLP) is housed in the Office of Lifelong Learning, and supports the FOMD mission to enhance the knowledge and skills of community practitioners. The Physician Learning Program's mandate is to support physicians and teams in advancing practice by addressing their learning needs, and providing information, practice data, and feedback reports. This has extended to include implementation science and knowledge transfer activities to advance practice for physicians and their teams in Alberta.

Reporting to the Managing Director, and supervised by the Human Centred Design Lead, the Human Centred Design Coordinator (HCD Coordinator) plays an important role in helping the office of Lifelong Learning and the Physician Learning Program develop and complete projects with human centred design elements. In particular, the HCD Coordinator has strong skills with web and app design and development, and will help design and develop a variety of information platforms and tools.

The Human Centred Design Coordinator will work collaboratively as a part of the PLP team to help identify specific user needs, engage in brainstorming of initial concepts, and execute ideas using visual and interaction design knowledge. The HCD Coordinator has skills in human-centred design and carefully considers the project from a range of perspectives, including user’s high-level needs and objectives, the situation of use, and the goals people need to achieve in the given circumstances. The HCD Coordinator will possess the skills necessary to consider the fine details of User Interface components, labels, and flows to help all users achieve their goals. 


  • Participates in meetings with stakeholders, users, and team members.
  • Works with stakeholders and the Human-Centred Design Lead to identify and understand stakeholders’ needs.  
  • Engages in strategic brainstorming and work cohesively in a team environment.
  • Executes ideas created by the leading team using knowledge of visual and interaction design.
  • Meets agreed upon specifications for a variety of deliverables and outputs 
  • Works with users and stakeholders to identify and understand UI [user interface] needs
  • Explains to stakeholders the interaction design processes, content and design strategy.
  • Designs and develops tools and materials (web pages, apps, and documents) according to the stakeholder needs, in collaboration with other project team members.
  • Participates in the development of prototypes, testing, and iterative revisions.
  • Creates system and application concepts by defining information architecture, design patterns and paradigms, task flows, wireframes, adaptation to all device screen sizes, and other interaction design guidelines duties.
  • Generates user interface design specifications, presentations, and other documentation needed to communicate interactions, design direction, and ideas.
  • Designs, develops, tests and refines tools and materials, independently or in collaboration with other team members and the human centred design lead, as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with other human centred design coordinator(s) and the human centred design lead.
  • Prepares files for digital and offset print production.
  • Maintains file organization and archiving.
  • Manages the production of print and digital materials.
  • Gives and receives constructive feedback on design work.
  • Assists with facilitation and taking notes during project meetings with human centred design focus.


  • Bachelor degree or diploma in an accredited program in visual & interaction design.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the visual & interaction design field
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, & After Effects), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and HTML, CSS, JavaScript, InVision
  • Experience working in a health care environment is an asset
  • Familiarity with Knowledge Translation and Quality Improvement is an asset.
  • Possess strong knowledge of typography, colour theory, and design principles
  • Possess knowledge, skills, and experience in human-centred design
  • Self-motivated individual who can work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Skilled in managing project tasks and meeting deadlines, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Organized, with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Your application must include a link to your portfolio of visual and interactive design work, including at least 5 human-centred design projects, and the process followed to achieve the results. Your cover letter should briefly outline your strengths and experience in human-centred design. Please note that applications submitted without a cover letter or without a link to a portfolio will not be considered.

Given the nature of this role, shortlisted candidates will complete a short work sample demonstration during the interview – this brief visual and interactive design task will demonstrate the skills and abilities that are reflective of the human-centred design approach, and are necessary for success in this role.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.