UX Designer

PowerMyLearning - New York, NY - Part time


Position: UX Designer

Job Type: Contract (3-5 days/week depending on availability)

Location: National Office

ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards.We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We currently have an outstanding contractor opportunity for a User Experience Designer, responsible for designing new features and enhancements to our nationally recognized platform, PowerMyLearning Connect. In this role, you will collaborate with the Senior User Experience Designer to conduct user research as well as usability testing, and create user flows and user interface designs. Reporting to the Senior Product Manager at PowerMyLearning, this role is a key member of PowerMyLearning’s product team. This position is located in New York City and is currently scheduled to end by June 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Solve complex problems with simple, user interface design solutions
  • Create deliverables such as user flows, wireframes, designs, and functional prototypes.
  • Conduct user research and usability testing sessions to inform iterations and product roadmap
  • Iterate or extend existing designs
  • Work with the product team to understand business goals and identify customer needs
  • Navigate a fast paced environment requiring independent self-direction with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication
  • Advise on accessibility best practices and standards

REQUIRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • An online portfolio showcasing examples of your UX work (prototypes, wireframes, sitemaps, user journeys, etc.).
  • Experience with design and prototyping tools. Sketch, Axure, and InVision a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of web and mobile interactions, including responsive web design
  • 3+ years of experience as a UX, web, digital or interaction designer
  • BA, BS or MS in Interaction Design, HCI, or equivalent experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver high quality designs in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

    Nice to have

  • Experience designing educational technology products, community/collaboration tools, or knowledge management products
  • Experience running user testing programs
  • Experience leading user research

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Please send a link to your portfolio, a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to jobs@powermylearning.org using the following conventions:

Subject line: UX Designer

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PowerMyLearning is an equal opportunity employer. PowerMyLearning strives to practice and champion inclusiveness in our communities, and we aim to honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our communities. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Experience Level

3 or more years

PowerMyLearning

ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards.We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

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