JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Alamo Heights United Methodist Church is a Christian community of love, hope, and belonging for all.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

The Mission of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church is to partner with God in bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth by making disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

TITLE: Graphic Designer

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications

RESPONSIVE TO: All pastors and directors of the church

 

JOB OVERVIEW

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church is seeking a creative, self-motivated graphic designer who enjoys creating marketing and communications materials into works of art. Reporting to the Director of Communications, this full-time position is responsible for producing engaging, creative, relevant, and innovative graphics that effectively communicate our mission and programs. The selected individual will support the Communications Department by generating compelling graphics, illustrations, signage, and logos. This role requires imaginative flair, awareness of current trends in visual arts, knowledge of the leading design software tools, and an understanding of cost, materials, and time.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Produces high-quality artwork, graphics, and layouts while adhering to the brand and writing style guidelines of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
  • Conceptualizes design ideas from pastors and ministry areas and creates visual representations of them, both electronically and in print
  • Assists ministry areas with the design of digital files and media by creating templates and providing support
  • Assists the Director of Communications in providing marketing and brand direction and ensures that project goals, milestones, and deliverables are achieved
  • Creates graphics, slides, and illustrations to promote ministry areas and events
  • Creates supporting graphics for social media; responds to interactions from users
  • Performs updates to the website and works with staff in ministry areas to maintain design standards
  • Performs photography and photo editing; supports videography development
  • Manages projects, gathers data, creates documents, and provides organization in support of Communication Department priorities
  • Assists with designing publications, weekly emails, editing and proofing of marketing materials, and writing copy
  • Other duties as assigned

     

    COMPETENCIES

    Core competencies include communication, creativity, integrity, resourcefulness, analytical thinking, teamwork, judgment, initiative, work quality, work quantity, and flexibility.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Be a faithful representative of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church by living out the core beliefs, values, and practices of the Christian faith as exhibited in the Holy Scripture, the life of Jesus, and the theology and Discipline of the United Methodist Church
    • 2-4 years of experience in Adobe Creative Cloud with emphasis on Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Experience with digital illustration; experience using a graphic design tablet helpful
    • Knowledge of advanced design principles, specifically with typography, color systems, and composition
    • A bachelor’s in creative arts or design preferred
    • Understanding of web, digital, and social media graphic design trends and standards
    • Experience developing visuals and copy from abstract ideas
    • Experience working with multiple artistic media
    • Photography and/or videography skills preferred
    • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. repetitively
    • Must be willing to use personal transportation to perform job functions
    • Must be able to work Sundays and holidays as needed. Preferred work schedule is Sunday – Thursday

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Alamo Heights United Methodist Church is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications for this position and up to five portfolio samples OR a link to an online portfolio by November 30: