Product Designer

New Visions for Public Schools - New York, New York or Remote - Full time

The Portal by New Visions, an enterprise school management application, is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to improve equitable outcomes for all students in New York City. The Portal consolidates essential student data into a modern web interface, surfacing key indicators related to student progress. School users set plans for individual student success, while network leaders use the tool to monitor and support the progress of nearly one million students throughout the City.

What you’ll do at New Visions:

  • Work cross-functionally with product and engineering partners to represent the design team, facilitate design discussions, and ensure design quality.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers to define features and contribute to the overall direction of your product area.
  • Create and assess design solutions based on user research insights and user goals.
  • Design flows, prototypes, sketches, and high-fidelity UI for your features.
  • Translate mockups into reusable components within a Figma design system.
  • Ensure consistency across all of our products & integrations by working within our established design system and making updates where necessary.
  • Communicate and share your work often in written, verbal, and visual forms to create alignment and move the work towards implementation.

Some projects you might work on:

  • Develop a user testing plan for a new feature and administer usability tests.
  • Design a solution for integrating a new data point into our student profile.
  • Add a new component to our Figma design system and document its uses.

Successful candidates are:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in UX design, prototyping, visual design, and user research.
  • Online portfolio with case studies of relevant UX/UI projects that demonstrates a history of successful design implementations.
  • Visual Design experience with a clear understanding of typography, interaction patterns, color, layout and iconography.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills. And can produce clear and descriptive documentation for implementation.
  • Experience working with product managers to develop the strategy and rationale for features.
  • The flexibility to design in low and high fidelity and choose the most efficient and responsible process for the job at hand.
  • The ability to integrate feedback, validate, and iterate on our products while being mindful of our users, contributors, and insights gleaned by our support teams.
  • Passionate about mission-driven product work that has a tangible impact on opportunities and outcomes for young people

We believe your best work can happen from anywhere. Our team supports fully remote positions as well as offer the option to join our hybrid model and sit alongside your colleagues in our midtown office. New Visions for Public Schools is an established 30 year partner to New York City public schools, who has continuously worked alongside key leaders to improve the quality of K-12 education in New York City.

Disclaimer:

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Who We Are

At New Visions for Public Schools, we work to make great public schools common in New York City. We believe that all of New York City’s students deserve public schools that make successful futures possible, especially Black, Latinx, and low-income students who have historically had inequitable access to a great public education. Since 1989, New Visions has been a driving force behind some of the most significant reforms to public education in New York City. Today, our diverse team of professionals develop and scale innovative tools and approaches that help educators address common challenges. Learn more about New Visions HERE.

We operate ten public charter schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and, as a trusted partner of the NYC DOE, we help 1,600 public district schools plan for the success of over a million students citywide. In 2020-21, graduation rates in our Charter and Affinity networks were 95.4% and 89.2% and our support for postsecondary readiness has expanded exponentially.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of New Visions that all employees and applicants for employment will be treated in all respects on the basis of their merit and qualifications and without regards to their race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, military status, marital status, ancestry, or any other reason prohibited by law.

New Visions believes that our teams should reflect the diverse communities we serve and that our culture and internal structures should be inclusive and equitable for all employees. We also recognize that perspectives from communities that have been historically marginalized are critical to the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from individuals living in the communities that we serve or who are members of historically marginalized communities.

New Visions provides a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to the opportunity to make a significant impact on education reform and in the lives of urban youth.

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Role

Ux / Graphic Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

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