Experience Designer

Avenues: The World School - New York - Full time

About Avenues

Begin by thinking Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues London. Avenues is a single global school with multiple interconnected campuses. It is not a collection of schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity

Avenues: The World School is committed to pioneering cutting-edge experience design in the field of education. We now seek a versatile, collaborative Experience Designer to carry the torch of this commitment at our New York campus. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an innovative design leader to continuously enhance the experiences of students, families, faculty and staff while embedding a culture and practice of experience design throughout Avenues.

Responsibilities

As the experience designer you will:

  • Enhance the Avenues family experience through great design - potentially including facilities, processes and services, and any points of family/student interaction from report cards to signage to special events.
  • Partner closely and effectively with campus leadership, faculty, staff and others to create more beautiful, satisfying and intuitive stakeholder experiences.
  • Help build a culture of user-centered design at Avenues New York and throughout the organization as a member of the global Experience team.
  • Over time, teach and embed habits of design thinking and problem solving with colleagues, in support of scaling change across Avenues and beyond
  • Serve as the key advocate for Avenues students, families and colleagues in the design and execution of all campus experiences.
  • Spearhead how to best measure and listen to stakeholders' experience and use data to inform how we continually improve.
  • Lead the implementation of key experience initiatives.

Qualifications

You will bring most or all of the following:

  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of UX/XD, organizational design, design research, graphic design, architecture, industrial design or education
  • A high degree of creativity, empathy, passion and problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills (e.g. storytelling, visualization) and the ability to influence and get buy-in on those ideas within a large complex organization
  • A keen analytical, problem-solving approach, including in ambiguous situations that require figuring out new solutions rather than taking predetermined paths to success
  • Strong grasp of user-centered design principles and user experience design
  • Ability to carry out complex projects successfully in an environment of multiple stakeholders and competing priorities
  • Experience using data analysis techniques to inform design
  • Passion for education; experience in international and/or private schools a major plus

To Apply

Learn more about Avenues on our website (www.avenues.org) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avenues-the-world-school/). Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/).

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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