Graphic Designer


Job Summary

The Graphic Designer works with the Creative Team Director in overseeing and developing creative graphic design for the Lead Pastor’s office and church-wide departments served by the Creative Team (all disciplines – print, web, video, etc.).  This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position at our South campus.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties


Graphic Design:

  • Produces high-quality graphic design, within the James River Church brand, that meets with the approval of the Lead Pastor’s office and church-wide departments under the direction of the Creative Team Director.
  • Communicates clearly the strategies behind design ideas and executions while understanding that all graphic design is created to meet the requests and expectations of the Lead Pastor’s office Designer and Creative Team Director.
  • Possesses a creative and imaginative aptitude and awareness of current trends in the visual arts and has an understanding of project lead times, deadlines and production capabilities, all of which impact the end result of communicating the Gospel in a clear, concise and creative way.
  • Creates visual elements for weekly services, including but not limited to screen graphics, motion graphics, special video graphics, name supers, etc.
  • Assists in the design and production of special event design pieces, including but not limited to Vision Sunday, Easter, Men’s Conference, Women’s Conference, Christmas.


Brand Awareness:

  • Protects the James River Church brand by creating visually cohesive designs consistent with the James River Church brand. Words that describe the JRC brand include but are not limited to “life, joy, happy, enthusiasm, encouragement,” etc.

Job Requirements

  • Two (2) years of professional graphic design experience working for a fast-paced business or church; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor and manage several assignments concurrently, including collaborating with Creative Team staff and church-wide departments in the execution of photography and graphic design projects as assigned.
  • Comfortable with and thrives while working under tight deadlines and pressure, maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Participates 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.
  • Demonstrates an aptitude for learning new computer software programs.
  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to help guide, as requested, the work students, volunteers, and interns to create concepts, comps, layouts, and final art.
  • Must be a strong team player and take direction well.
  • Demonstrates decision making and problem-solving abilities without immediate and constant supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times 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 general 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and required.

Code of Conduct & Character


James River Church is Pastor-led, and staff driven with board oversight. James River Church staff are expected and considered to share in the responsibility of practicing and propagating the Christian gospel message and upholding the doctrine of the Church (the employer), as stated on our website and in our Bylaws.  As leaders and ministers of the gospel, staff 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.

Heart Behind All We Do


Smile at EVERYONE you encounter!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Phil 4:4 (NIV)
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Ps 16:11 (ESV)

Be enthusiastic about your role, about the church, & about what God is doing in your life and in the church.
“Zeal for your house has consumed me…” Ps 69:9 (ESV)
“I was overjoyed when they said, ‘Let’s go up to the house of the Lord.’” Ps 122:1 (TPT)

Be encouraging with your countenance, with your words, and with your actions to the team and to everyone you connect with as you serve!
“So encourage each other and build each other up…” 1 Thess 5:11 (NLT)
“…Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1 Thess 5:15 (MSG)

Show compassion & represent the love of Jesus!
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7 (NLT)
“Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” Jn 13:34 (NLT)

How can we help you with what you need? If needed, connect the individual to someone who can help.
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Pt 4:10 (NLT)
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mt 20:28 (NLT)
“…Through love serve and seek the best for one another.” Ga 5:13 (AMP)

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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