User Experience Designer

New Visions for Public Schools - New York, NY - Full time

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New Visions’ mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty by improving student achievement in New York schools serving high-needs students. We currently support over 100,000 students in over 200 schools, working with teachers and administrators help students progress towards graduation and beyond into post-secondary success.

Schools have specific and limited opportunities over the course of the school year to engage in a set of high stakes activities that will impact student performance, such as programming, academic interventions and goal setting. Our Data Portal transforms schools’ ability to seize every opportunity for student success -- alerting educators to critical changes in student performance, tracking student progress in support interventions, and automating outreach to students and families.

We are looking for a thoughtful, talented designer to join our growing development team and to help fundamentally shape our product. Your work will help massive numbers of students, teachers, and parents across New York and beyond.

Who You Are

You are excited about public service and the prospect of solving problems that are challenging and affect urban schools everywhere.You are passionate about creating user experiences that are beautiful, intuitive and motivating. You are deliberate in your design approach. You love creating rough prototypes to vet ideas, but are meticulous when it comes to the final product.You are eager to put yourself in users’ shoes. You seek out user feedback to improve and refine your design ideas.You love working in teams to solve complex design challenges. You thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.

What You’ll Do

You will work with a cross-functional team including engineers, school support staff, and school users to engage in rapid cycle of design and iteration. You will create rough sketches and lightweight prototypes to communicate and validate design-decisions, and polished, refined interface mockups to turn over to developers. You will help the team develop and maintain UX specifications and standards across the application. You will lead and participate in user feedback sessions. You will expand your skills as a designer, learning from your peers and from your own practice.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years experience designing web applications
  • Experience using Lucidchart, Sketch, or related design software
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS

Desired Knowledge and Skills

  • Front-end coding skills. Javascript and/or Angular JS would be a huge plus.
  • Experience designing for mobile (Android, iOS)
  • Experience working in public schools – public high schools preferred, and/or experience working in education administration.
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Apps products (Sheets, Docs, Slides, etc.).

New Visions for Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Role

Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

New Visions for Public Schools

New Visions’ mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty by improving student achievement in New York schools serving high-needs students. We currently support over 100,000 students in over 200 schools, working with teachers and administrators help students progress towards graduation and beyond into post-secondary success.

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