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 ( and mobile apps) to access health care, food banks, employment services, and much more. Through One Home (, 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


  • Location:
    San Francisco
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

  • 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

Preferred qualifications

If you…

  • 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