Position:  UX Designer
Location: 
Job Id:  639
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:           UX Designer 
Area:                  Communications
Reports to:        Lead UX Architect, Web
Classification:   Exempt
 
Organization Overview
Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotary’s clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.
 
Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
 
General Overview
We are a rapidly-growing and highly-capable UX team who are tasked with building experiences for a global audience in eight languages. Our team collaborates with product groups, developers, and others to deliver intuitive and innovative solutions in an Agile environment. We endeavor to add a user centric perspective in all aspects of our process.

Our UX Designers are responsible for shaping the experiences of our users through a range of tools and services. Working in a team, and independently, they create experiences informed by user needs and business objectives.

They also help craft engaging, and interactive, layouts that transform our feature stories into memorable experiences.

The person in this position will collaborate with other UX designers, visual designers, developers, product owners, marketing, and content creators.

 
You Will Have
  • 3+ years of professional experience with design and development of interactive software interfaces and/or website.
  • BA/BS in a relevant field or an equivalent demonstrated mix of education and experience
  • Flexibility of approach in providing, or creating, the best solutions based on product/team need
  • Ability to perform all user testing/research related tasks
  • Working knowledge of industry standards, protocols, and methodologies for both responsive and app design
  • Ability to synthesize user testing/research findings into clear guidance for team members, stakeholders, developers, and others
  • Proficiency in industry standard prototyping tools for static and interactive deliverables
  • Proficiency in industry standard visual design tools to create high-fidelity mockups
  • Experience working in a DSDM/Agile/Lean iterative project management/development model
  • Ability to articulate your concepts and design decisions
  • Online portfolio, ideally, with detailed examples that illustrate the challenges you were tasked with, solutions you provided, and how they performed
 
You Are Good At
  • You are a user advocate who strives to know the users better than they know themselves.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset, proactively problem-solving and innovating.
  • You consider yourself adept at negotiating priority vs timeline trade-offs with project stakeholders.
  • You often find yourself advocating the for UCD/UX best practices and understand “we are not the users”.
  • You have an interest in UX beyond applications and websites. 
 
You Will Be Responsible For
  • Providing UX function as part of a cross-functional team
  • Working with Data Analyst to inform decision making and direction
  • Building relationships with key SMEs to gain deeper insights
  • Managing relationships with research related vendors
  • Participating in and/or leading user-experience research and usability studies
  • Participating in, and contributing to, regular design reviews and other team-wide design efforts
 
Why Work for Rotary?
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package
  • Progressive 401k matching contributions
  • Above market and generous paid time off package
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees
  • Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from
  • Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options
 
What you do will make a difference in the world.
Your research will help to build better tools that help our members improve lives around the world. Our team gets to be part of helping causes like eradicating polio globally or building a corner playground in our own community.
 
Work-life balance is more than just a phase.
Our team values your time and that you have a life outside of working with us. We offer a remote flex-day, summer hours, and off-site team-building activities.
 
We value your professional development.
Our team members enjoy self-directed professional development time. We also want you to stay inspired and up-to-date on industry trends. That is why we have a professional development budget for training classes, professional events, and seminars.

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