One Degree is a nonprofit technology-driven organization that is revolutionizing the way low-income families access community resources. Our mission is to empower people to create a path out of poverty for themselves and for their communities. We create modern tech-driven solutions that make it easy to find, access, and share nonprofit/government services and affordable housing.
We currently operate four major products: One Degree, One Degree mobile apps (iOS and Android) and One Home. Thousands of people in the Bay Area rely on One Degree’s core platform (www.1degree.org and mobile apps) to access health care, food banks, employment services, and much more. Through One Home (OneHomeBayArea.org), we are working to ensure every family has a safe and stable home by making it easy to find and apply for affordable housing.
We’re a team of 10 full-time staff, with a solid foundation (supported by Google, Y Combinator, the Kresge Foundation, Tipping Point Community, and many others). Reporting to the Sr. Product Manager, and working with a diverse team of mission-driven colleagues, you will design intuitive and first-class web and mobile products that help thousands of low-income families access resources to overcome poverty. If this gives you goosebumps, read on.
Skills and responsibilities
As a UI/UX Designer, you will…
- design and improve products and features that directly help low-income and at-risk families
- conduct user experience research by talking to community members, social workers, and other stakeholders to get feedback and test design ideas
- lead usability testing to identify areas for improvement
- create wireframes and detailed mockups
- collaborate with engineers to implement your designs
- work with a variety of people, inside and outside the organization, including non-technical stakeholders, low-income families, and other staff
- 3-5 years of design experience on live website or mobile app with real users
- excellent UX, UI, and graphic design skills that you can demonstrate through your portfolio
- proficiency in creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes with software tools like Sketch and Illustrator
- exceptional attention to detail
- like to produce clean and modern design work that solves real-world problems, not theoretical ones
- are passionate about talking to users and developing solutions-oriented ideas based on their feedback
- have expertise with UX design best-practices, including user-centered design broadly, and more specific topics such as accessibility standards
- care deeply about social justice and equity
- like the idea of working at a small, flexible, mission-driven nonprofit organization
- approach design with humility and an interest in learning
- are data-driven and like to use numbers to inform, though not dictate, your decisions
- can pass a criminal background check because you will have access to sensitive user information