Designed Sisterhood Graphic Designer


Job Summary

The Designed Sisterhood Graphic Designer will create and develop graphic design under the direction and vision of the Lead Pastor and Product/Marketing Manager. The individual must possess the ability to clearly communicate the strategies behind design ideas and executions. This artist needs a creative, imaginative aptitude, awareness of current trends in the visual arts, working knowledge of the latest software. Must understand project lead times, deadlines, and production capabilities. All of which will impact the end result of communicating the Gospel in a clear, concise, and creative way.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Produces high-quality graphic design developed to the specific request and approval of the Lead Pastor’s office, Designed Sisterhood Director, and church-wide departments (DS, DFL, etc.) under the guidelines set forth for all James River Church designs.
  • Protects the James River Church brand by creating visually cohesive designs consistent with the James River Church brand. Words that describe the James River Church brand include but are not limited to life, joy, happiness, enthusiasm, encouragement, etc.
  • Serves on Designed Sisterhood team to develop and design graphic art keeping with the vision set forth by the Lead Pastor for all assignments including all DS/DFL event publications and James River Church event publications as assigned.
  • Develops graphic content for DS/DFL/Debbie websites and social media.
  • Works with production to design screen graphics.
  • Assists Product and Marketing Manager with the research and development of resource products and apparel. Assist in setup of Designed Sisterhood product for the Designed for Life boutique and Designed Sisterhood events.
  • Researches and develops gifts for Designed for Life as well as gift appearance and presentation.
  • Assists with the production of approved design requests from church-wide departments.
  • Recognizes the importance of serving and strengthening the heart and vision of the church.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design/arts and marketing/communications; or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working as a graphic designer in a professional, fast-paced, business, or church office environment.
  • Must provide a portfolio for review. (May include a link with resume or application)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum four (4) years of professional graphic design experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor and manage several assignments concurrently including collaborating with the Lead Pastor’s office, Creative Team, and church-wide departments in the execution of graphic design projects as assigned.
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines and pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary and cross-departmental teams to develop concepts, storyboards, creative approaches, etc.
  • Skilled in all areas of graphic design and displays a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator. and Indesign.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for learning new computer software programs.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and organization.
  • Must be a strong team player and take direction well.
  • Demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving abilities without immediate and constant supervision.
  • Always maintain a high level of confidentiality with regards to phone, email, and other forms of communication.
  • Must be detail-oriented, accurate, and possess the ability to handle frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervising personnel, co-workers, and the public.
  • Knowledge of modern office methods and procedures, filing, telephone techniques, and office equipment, as well as English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Prefer the applicant have experience using the following programs/computers: Microsoft Word and Excel; PC and Mac.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Exhibit good judgment, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and punctuality through the utilization of professional work standards.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and required.

Code of Conduct & Character


James River Church is Pastor-led and staff driven with board oversight. JRC staff are considered leaders and ministers of the gospel and therefore agree to the following:

  1. Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord including:
    • Daily devotional time with Lord.
    • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  2. Develop a strong marriage and family life. This includes:
    • Communicating and sharing with your spouse.
    • Spending time together on days off and when extra time is available.
  3. Keep personal finances in order with no delinquencies.
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled services in the church. Special services and functions will be required as deemed necessary by the Lead Pastor.
  5. Maintain a high level of personal integrity, honesty and confidentiality in dealing both with the staff and congregation.
  6. Maintain a Christian outlook and attitude at all times.
  7. Maintain loyalty to the staff and church, actively promoting unity within the church.

Commitment to Ministry


By submitting my application for this position, I confirm I have read and accept the above Job Description/Code of Conduct and believe God has called me to serve in this capacity.

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