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UX/UI Designer (Contractor)

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Beyond 12
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Oakland, CA
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Published 23 days ago

About Beyond 12

Beyond 12 is a national technology-based nonprofit that was launched in 2010 to dramatically increase the number of students from under-resourced communities who graduate from college and who translate their degrees into meaningful employment and choice-filled lives. In partnership with high schools and colleges, our mobile college success platform and our virtual coaches provide students with the academic, social, and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education and beyond. We envision a world in which a student’s race, zip code, and parent’s level of education will no longer predict their college graduation outcomes or their future success.

About the Position

Beyond 12 is seeking a talented and motivated UX/UI Designer to collaborate with our creative team. This is for a minimum three-month engagement with the potential for extension. You will work with our core design and product teams to conceptualize, design, prototype, and test education organization-facing dashboards and tools that will help enrich the experience of our users and support our student-facing mobile app, MyCoach—which helps historically underrepresented students successfully navigate the college experience. This role requires a highly creative, imaginative, and organized individual who can operate within the framework of our existing systems as well as envision alternatives, producing original and engaging experiences.

Requirements

About You

You are an experienced designer with proven UX and UI skills who loves to create beautiful systems and explore their potential. You may not have any professional experience in the education sector, but you would love an opportunity to apply your notable design and interface skills to solve an important social challenge, and would be thrilled to help shape the future of an innovative and values-driven education organization. You are authentic and collaborative and bring creativity and flexibility to the projects you work on. You are comfortable working as both part of a team and independently, and you thrive in fast-paced, results-driven “start-up” environments.

Your Responsibilities (but are not limited to):

The primary responsibility of the UX/UI Designer will be to work collaboratively to conceptualize and develop high-quality visual prototypes of tools to track student engagement and success that integrate into our current systems.

  • Develop user research/feedback plan
  • Contribute to the visual design aesthetic
  • Create work that is focused on usability and accessibility
  • Work in collaboration with the product team to ensure all requirements are met
  • Translate requirements into style guides, design systems, design patterns, and attractive user interfaces
  • Create screen visualizations within a prototype framework
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions
  • Present ideas, concepts, and design solutions to various stakeholders in order to iterate on your designs
Your Qualifications
  • A strong belief in and commitment to Beyond 12’s mission, vision, and core values: Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, Knowledge, Respect, and Trust
  • A strong portfolio of successful real-world UX and/or visual design work, with a focus on systems, thinking
  • A strong understanding of UX design frameworks and deliverables
  • Experience creating interactive prototypes
  • A strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as needed
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate ideas, designs, and suggestions
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and detail
  • Experience designing for accessibility a plus
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Suite, InVision, and Figma
  • Daytime working schedule with a minimum overlap with the West Coast of five hours per day
  • Beyond 12 is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and those who were the first in their families to graduate from college.

To Apply

Include a portfolio link and a thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in working for Beyond 12 and how your skills and experience meet the position's qualifications. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

About Beyond 12

Beyond 12 is a national technology-based nonprofit that was launched in 2010 to dramatically increase the number of students from under-resourced communities who graduate from college and who translate their degrees…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
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    Contract
  • Start Date
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    September 1, 2022
Compensation
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USD $50 - USD $75
/ hour

Benefits

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Working at Beyond 12

  • The UX/UI Designer will report to the Director of User Experience.
  • You will be paid hourly at a rate of $50-$75/hour, commensurate with experience, for 20-30 hours/week. Contractor can submit an invoice to the manager on a bi-weekly frequency.
  • You will be a part of a team of passionate people who respect, value, and seek diverse ideas and opinions, and who balance hard work with fun and connection.

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Working at Beyond 12

  • The UX/UI Designer will report to the Director of User Experience.
  • You will be paid hourly at a rate of $50-$75/hour…

Location

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1625 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

How to Apply

To Apply

Include a portfolio link and a thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in working for Beyond 12 and how your skills and experience meet the position's qualifications. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

To Apply

Include a portfolio link and a thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in working for Beyond 12 and how your skills and experience meet the position's…

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