Civic Design Researcher

Job Type

Full Time




Minimum: $80,000
Maximum: $110,000



Application Deadline



5443 Tates Bank Road
United States


Civic Design Researchers wanted

We are looking for someone who has a special mix of government experience while being so good at user research and usability testing that they appear to do it effortlessly. Love mashing up research methods to answer a Big Question? Experience managing delicate stakeholder relationships? Tell us about it.

The right person cares deeply about plain language, usability, and accessibility – and is excited about solving wicked problems to make it easier for voters to vote the way they intend.

In the next couple of years, we’ll be working on a range of challenges: What does “civic engagement” mean to new citizens? What’s the current digital information ecosystem of government election information, and how well does it work for people who want to vote? With near-future changes to voting technology, what’s a “ballot”?

Sound like fun? In this position, you will work with state and county election officials, advocacy groups, and the public to research, design, and implement new approaches to pieces of the overall voter experience. And, you’ll create tools and templates for states and advocates, so those groups can build their own civic design capacity.

You’ll have project partners at the Center for Civic Design to model the work and mentor you while you synthesize insights across projects. You’ll have awesome, experienced teammates who will help you apply your civic design skills in English and Spanish in the domain of election administration.

You’ll play a key role in building CCD’s understanding of the voter journey. Help us expand on our mission: Ensuring that voters can vote the way they intend — by design. Based on our last count, our work touches 1 in 5 U.S. voters. You could help us reach even more. In return, you’ll see how elections work from the inside and work with some of the most dedicated public servants you’ll ever know.


  • $300/month allowance for health insurance / HRA
  • 401(k)
  • flexible hours and vacation

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish - fluent, conversational

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send an email to telling us about a government project you worked on like the work described in this ad that you are particularly proud of. Limit your story to 250 words. Attach your resume, and if you have one, a link to your portfolio. Bonus points for accessible documents and websites. Don’t worry. We’ll check.

We want to encourage everyone, no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, or belief, who feels they could do a great job to apply.

See for information about the projects we do and the impact we have had. 

(We are a distributed team. You can be anywhere in the U.S. Bonus points for being based in the Eastern time zone.)