Mar 26, 2024

Creative Director

  • Archdiocese of Denver
Full time Marketing Media-Journalism

Job Description

Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Come join our team.
Feeling ready for a career that gives you the freedom to openly live out your values, foster your 
spiritual life, AND excel at your work? Do you desire to work where you personally will make an 
eternal impact on the world? 

As you look around, you may notice our societal underpinnings, cultural norms, and our overall 
ethos in America no longer supports and buoys up those seeking to follow Christ. At this pivotal 
point in history, there is an amazing opportunity to rediscover the power of the Gospel and to bring 
people to the saving grace and abundance of life in Jesus Christ. If you feel a tug on your heart to 
live on mission for the glory of the Father, we’d love to meet you.

 The Mission of the Archdiocese of Denver
The Archdiocese of Denver exists so that in Jesus Christ all might be rescued and have abundant 
life, for the glory of the Father. At the Archdiocese of Denver Pastoral Center, we seek to live this mission by living the following 
values. You will be love working here if you aspire and strive to live these. 

Abide in Relationship: Having become sons and daughters of the Father in Baptism, we grow in 
relationship with him and our neighbor. 

Be the Cavalry: Our desire is to build up God’s Kingdom and to rescue our neighbor.
The work to be accomplished is ours. No army is coming; we are the cavalry. 

Confound the World: We recognize we’re on mission to proclaim the power of the Gospel in the 
modern wilderness, a hostile land which requires courage in the face of opposition. 
Our joyful, countercultural witness perplexes the world and plants seeds of curiosity about its 
origin.

 THE POSITION: The Creative Director is a strategic thinker, an exceptional manager of a creative team, and a seasoned creative professional with a passion for innovation and storytelling. The director is well versed in the creative production life cycle – from idea conception, to management, to execution – and can function well in a high-paced environment with multiple projects running concurrently. The ideal candidate brings the best out of the creative team resulting in high-level, agency-quality results that raise the standard of design quality in the Church. The director has a strong discerning eye, expert knowledge of design, layout, typography, and command of current design systems and software packages. The perfect candidate brings video production experience and is a leader throughout the process including storyboard meetings, capable of on-set direction during photo and video productions and ensures post-production goals and timelines are met. 

Please note that applications must include a link to your portfolio, either in your cover letter or resume. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

Supervisory & Management 

  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of creatives to push creative boundaries and deliver their best work; 

  • Foster a collaborative creative environment that encourages innovation and excellence; 

  • Provide constructive feedback and guidance to team members, fostering professional growth and development; 

  • Manage multiple projects, deliverables, and timelines; oversee planning, concept development, design and implementation; assign tasks and monitor progress; 

  • Responsible for ensuring creative assets are delivered on time, on brand, and to client standards; 

  • Maintain relationships with various external creatives to aid in the creative production process as needed. 

Creative Production 

  • Own the creative strategy from concept to completion and be able to effectively communicate to your team and interdepartmentally; 

  • Work well with other teams to establish and execute cross-departmental projects and goals; 

  • Ensure designs and content reflect the brand consistently and positively, and ensure each piece supports the archdiocesan overall mission; 

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and creative innovations; 

  • Integrate new and relevant concepts into the creative process to keep the company's work fresh and cutting-edge. 

 Brand Oversight  

  • Maintain and evolve the brand identity of the Archdiocese of Denver and other ministries that we serve, ensuring consistency across all channels and platforms, including video content; 

  • Effectively elevate brand and quality perception with consistency across all touchpoints. 

  • Ownership of our Digital Asset Management 

 Video Production Managment 

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the in-house video team; 

  • Collaborate with the video team to ensure video content reflects the brand consistently and positively, and ensure each piece supports the archdiocesan overall mission. 

 Other Duties 

  • Understand and provide support on the standards and language of the printing process. 

  • Have a strong knowledge and available print products to recommend and deliver the best solution for each unique project (booklets, business cards, banners, etc.). 

  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor. 

EDUCATION: 

Requires a bachelor’s degree in related field, with advanced degree preferred; Portfolio review or demonstrated ability required.  Please include a link to your portfolio in your resume or cover letter.  Applications without a link to your portfolio will not be considered. 

  

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Have a positive and supportive attitude toward the Catholic Church, her teachings, and her work.  

  • Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals.  

  • Require a valid driver license.  

  • Proven experience as a Creative Director or in a similar leadership role within a creative agency or in-house creative team. 

  • 8+ years of graphic design experience with branding background.   

  • 3+ years of experience managing others / a team. 

  • Experience working with project management software to organize and prioritize your daily tasks;  

  • Experience with the video production process 

  • Familiarity with general file preparations, printing practices, PMS and 4-color press.   

  • Proactive problem solver, with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, time-sensitive environment.  

  • Work well under deadline pressure and the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include nights, weekends and working when other Pastoral Center offices may be closed.  

  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  

  • Ability to consistently meet high standards.  

  • Outstanding creative talent and artistry with high attention to detail and accuracy.  

  • Extensive experience using Adobe Creative Suite  

  • The resilience to perform under pressure and deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines.  

  • Strong knowledge of layout, typography, illustration, and animation within digital and mobile environments  

  • Strong knowledge of creative process and project management.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels.  

  • Demonstrates strong relationship management skills, both external and internal. 

  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Use of sensory activities, such as talking, seeing, and hearing, will be required frequently; 
  • Position requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus; 
  • This position requires ability to sit for extended periods; 
  • Standing walking, kneeling, stooping, bending, lifting, and squatting also will be required as necessary to perform the duties of the position; 
  • Position requires the ability to travel throughout the Archdiocese of Denver, and on infrequent occasions outside of the archdiocese; 
  • Position requires ability to frequently lift/move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight. 

BENEFITS: 
 Comprehensive and Generous Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Coverage:
» The Archdiocese of Denver Welfare Benefits Trust medical plan options cover preventive care at 100%
» Teladoc Services: Provides access 24 hours, seven days a week to U.S. Board-certified doctors
» Alternative Care: Covers 50% of each medically necessary treatment/visit per calendar year for Chiropractic/Acupuncture/Spiritual Care/Massage Therapy/Naturopathy under the Copay plan and Choice options.
» Natural Family Planning: The program covers up to $500 of expenses associated with the cost 
of an approved natural family planning (NFP) course/method and associated NFP supplies for 
all medical plan options (per calendar year)
» Maternity Management Program: Advice, free educational materials


 Generous Paid Time Off: 22 days starting (accrued) + 18 paid holidays (including the full week between Christmas and New Year’s.


 Pension Plan: Annual Contribution of 6% of salary to retirement plan


 Parental Leave: 60 Calendar Days for mothers and 30 Calendar Days for fathers fully paid upon the birth/placement of a child (natural birth, adoption, foster-to-adopt). Full parental leave can be used if employed 12 months or longer. Half (30 days for mothers/15 days for fathers) can be used if employed 6 months to a year.


 Cemetery and Mortuary Discounts


• Employer-Paid Life Insurance


• Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability


• Catholic Biblical School: Free and discount courses


• Augustine Institute: 25% off master’s degree courses


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