Graphic Design Associate

Who We Are

AmPhil is a leading provider of integrated professional services with a mission to strengthen civil society by helping mission-driven enterprises flourish. Since 2009, AmPhil has served over 750 nonprofits, philanthropists, charitable foundations, and other missional initiatives, helping them succeed and grow through practical guidance, strategic analysis, and a full suite of professional services.

As a firm, we value true partnership with our clients and our colleagues; encourage large-heartedness and conviviality; honor the virtues and traditions that have made American society prosperous and free; and employ practical wisdom and deep thinking. Learn more about AmPhil and our philosophy here.


What You’ll Do

A Graphic Design Associate at AmPhil works within the AmPhil Creative Studio group and provides support on design and collateral production for multiple client engagements—such as annual reports, cases for support, campaign materials, direct mail letters, envelope and stationery designs, logos, Word templates, digital ads, event materials, and so on. The Graphic Design Associate must produce high-quality design work that meets professional printing specifications, working closely with consultants to move clients’ creative projects from vision to reality to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations.

Primary activities and responsibilities include:

  • Managing and coordinating multiple project workflows for the group to ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner;
  • Completing design projects with a high level of professionalism, timeliness, and excellence;
  • Adhering to brand standards for specific clients;
  • Communicating regularly with AmPhil staff regarding availability for new projects and project progress;
  • Communicating directly with clients regarding design projects, as needed;
  • Advising on design and layout options as needed, including material/paper weight, production/printing time frames, and costs;
  • Working directly with printers as needed to facilitate production; and
  • Completing projects efficiently, accurately, and on time by taking ownership of each project assignment.


What We’re Looking For

  • Experienced: The ideal candidate will have:
    • At least 2–3 years of professional experience, including time spent in a design role;
    • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop;
    • Experience designing within Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and PowerPoint;
    • Experience in digital design within programs like Figma, Webflow, or similar;
    • Experience in direct mail design or willingness to learn;
    • Familiarity with the nonprofit landscape and a liberal arts background (preferred).
  • Principled: We look for colleagues who are excited about our mission to strengthen civil society; understand and honor the Western tradition; value truth, faith, and self-governance; and understand that humans need virtue to flourish in community.
  • Bright: We want to work with people who are intelligent, logical, self-directed, and curious; able to create order from ambiguity and translate theory and strategy into practical action.
  • Convivial: We put a premium on humor and good cheer and seek unpretentious, genuine, generous people who are fun to be around.
  • Forthright: We value clear, intelligent, engaging communicators who balance warmth and candor as they earn respect and build honest and trusting relationships.
  • Diligent: We search for conscientious colleagues who possess the prudence and discipline to work hard, strive for excellence, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and go above and beyond when necessary to help our clients, partners, and firm succeed and grow.


What You’ll Love About AmPhil

Mission: Everything we do is guided by our mission to strengthen civil society and we’re passionate about building strong partnerships with clients engaged in work that supports strong families, virtuous citizens, vibrant communities, durable institutions, and a flourishing nation. Our employees have the opportunity to work in a company that’s in the trenches with its clients in the service of their incredible missions, helping them refine and grow their work and achieve more.

Culture: We genuinely respect, trust, and enjoy working with our colleagues—and it shows. On any given day, you might find us engaged in healthy debate about the principles of a healthy democracy over happy hour, swapping book recommendations, or challenging one another to a salsa-making competition. We strive to model the “art of association” through our culture of vibrant communitarianism and prioritize courtesy, clarity, warmth, and humor in our interactions and decisions.  We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.

Growth: Our employees are given a high degree of ownership over their work and have significant freedom to execute responsibilities in line with their interests and talents. They have the opportunity to learn continually, stand out quickly, do work they’re proud of, and earn the respect and appreciation of their clients and colleagues. It’s hard work and sometimes chaotic, but exciting and rewarding.

Flexibility: We are a hybrid remote/in-person company and have been from the start. Depending on their roles and preferences, many of our employees have remote flexibility. There are also regular opportunities for in-person interaction. We also understand our staff have lives outside of work.  We work hard and expect our colleagues to do the same, but we recognize that while a strong work ethic is supremely important, so also is maintaining a healthy life that does justice to other goods, including those of family, faith, and community.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: We will pay competitive market rates and have a generous benefits package and holiday/PTO schedule that reflect our commitment to our employees and their families. Benefits and perks include health insurance for employees and their dependents, employer contributions to health savings accounts, a 401(k) retirement program with employer matching, paid parental leave, dependent care spending accounts, a yearly stipend for books and print publications, support for employees’ volunteer board service, and more.