At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.
We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.
That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.
But that approach extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.
As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.
For more information, please visit www.obama.org.
In this role, you will own and oversee user experience design and research for the Foundation’s growing portfolio of new products aimed at scaling the Foundation’s mission of inspiring, connecting, and empowering people to change their world.
As User Experience Design Lead, you will work closely with your product management and engineering counterparts, and alongside colleagues from around the organization, to craft foundational design processes, kickstart execution on our product development roadmap, and hire and train new members of the team.
As a founding member of our growing product and technology organization, you will provide innovative design leadership, help define and drive the future of the Foundation’s product and design strategy, and take the lead in envisioning complex user experience ecosystems -- not just limited to the UX of digital products but also including that of place-based experiences, like those at the future Obama Presidential Center or at the Foundation’s convenings and events around the globe. The User Experience Design Lead will report to the Director of Product and Technology Development.
The UX Design Lead will be responsible for achieving the following outcomes within the first year:
The ultimate aim of the UX Design Lead is to achieve the outcomes listed above. In order to achieve those outcomes, we imagine that the UX Design Lead will spend their time in the following ways:
The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the…