UX Specialist and Graphic Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: UX Specialist and Graphic Designer
Type: Contract to Hire, 20-40 hours/week
Date: As soon as available
Reports to: Project Manager
Department: Creative Services
Starting Salary: Hourly to start, then $40,000 plus benefits

FOUNDATION DESCRIPTION

The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is an innovative media and technology nonprofit dedicated to putting the power of the media in the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world. We empower nonprofits, governments and individuals by providing high-end media, design and technology services, along with community education and tools. OMF is the perfect place to combine a technology-centered career with your passion for social change and innovation.

OMF provides a full service media agency focused entirely on nonprofit and government clients. We are a fast-moving and collaborative team of passionate designers and technologists dedicated to helping mission-oriented organizations communicate with those they serve. Additional information about Open Media Foundation and its mission can be found at www.openmediafoundation.org.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The UX Specialist at OMF ensures that the services we offer are effective. They bring our clients through a process of discovery identifying audiences and goals, collaboratively brainstorming great approaches and transforming those ideas into actions. The UX Specialist also helps to guide and evolve our ideation and wireframing process, then create visual designs. If you've got a passion for user experience and the drive to pioneer innovative processes, OMF has a place for you.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to and works closely with the Project Manager. All services division employees are responsible for tracking time spent on projects in the manner outlined by the Account Director. In addition, OMF services employees work directly with the Account Director to obtain information from clients as well as schedule any direct interaction.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead client discovery process and product development (15%)
Transform client's user stories and goals into site blueprints, crafting user experience (15%)
Graphic Design (30%)
Organize, manage and distill content (20%)
Manage user testing/brainstorming processes (20%)

As a not-for-profit organization the Open Media Foundation holds regular fundraising events that require support from the entire staff, including the UX Specialist. The Open Media Foundation also hosts the monthly Drupal meetup every fourth Tuesday of the month and Web department staff typically rotate the responsibility of attendance and setup of the space. Other duties may come up from time to time which require assistance from the Account Director, but will not require a significant (< 5%) portion of the position’s time.

DESIRED QUALITIES, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE

Passion to work for the non-profit and government sector
At least 2 years of experience in UX and/or content strategy
Graphic Design and Adobe CC proficiency
Excellent communications skills
Experience in performing user testing
Basic web development knowledge (html, css, javascript)

COMPENSATION

Compensation is $40,000 plus benefits, negotiable based on experience. Benefits include paid vacation, employer contributions to a Health Savings Account, and a 4-week paid sabbatical after 3 years. Current employees receive a laptop to use on daily work and unlimited access to $2 million+ in video, audio, and studio production equipment.

HOW TO APPLY

This is an immediate, full-time, contract-to-hire position. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Out of area candidates will be considered who can relocate immediately without relocation assistance.

Please submit the following materials to be considered:

Cover letter summarizing why working with OMF in this position is right for you
Current resume
Work samples or portfolio

Please email both documents to careers@openmediafoundation.org Please, no phone calls, snail mail, personal hand deliveries or fax submissions - we strive to be paperless. The subject line of your email should read: “Digital Marketing and Sales Associate” References: A final step in the hiring process is for candidates to arrange personal reference calls with former supervisors and others we may choose from your work history.

Embracing diversity is a core value of the Open Media Foundation. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, age, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, religion and sexual orientation to apply.