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UI/UX Designer - Education and Workforce Development

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Information Technology
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2114A Requisition #

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Experts in our Education and Workforce Development practice area advance equitable, high-quality learning for people of all ages around the globe. We take an integrated approach to research—combining deep expertise in education and workforce development with broad capabilities in quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation studies, and data visualization and decision support tools. We lead large-scale, multiyear studies that investigate the relationships between student characteristics, education programs and practices, and academic and career success.
 

The Education and Workforce Development business unit has an immediate opening for an UI/UX Designer who will design products that aim to improve educational outcomes through digital initiatives such as learning management systems, data-rich microsites, mobile applications, and complex data management systems. The UI/UX Designer will execute a variety of visual design tasks in support of the work of the Center for Technology and Data Management and will work closely with the Creative Director to create high-quality user experiences across digital platforms. Critical to success in this position are creative problem-solving skills, strong design skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. 
 

The team is composed of telecommuters across the United States. Candidates should have telecommuting experience or an interest in becoming a telecommuter.

 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Develop sitemaps, wireframes, visual mock-ups, and interactive prototypes
  • Create innovative user interfaces and visual designs
  • Design with an awareness and understanding of browser sizes, device capabilities, and product functionality
  • Provide quality control reviews of all work
  • Work within existing brands to apply designs across a broad range of collateral
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and developers to ensure that designs are implemented to the highest standard
  • Assist with usability activities such as persona creation, user testing, and research
  • Design presentations, format reports, and source images and illustrations
  • Design marketing collateral for external clients
  • Provide clear, concise, and accurate communication to clients
  • Effectively prioritize project deliverables and assignments
  • Articulate design decisions thoughtfully with an openness to feedback
  • Ensure designs meet 508 accessibility requirements


Minimum Qualifications:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a digital producer, user interface designer, visual designer, or equivalent
  • A portfolio that demonstrates proven success with digital work
  • Strong knowledge of user interface and user experience best practices and standards
  • Understanding of design principles including layout, typography, and color theory
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and capable of self-managing and multitasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Experience designing for mobile 
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing for the EdTech industry 


Please submit an online portfolio or work samples with your application. 

 

The anticipated pay range for this role is between $60,000 and $80,000, based on experience, equity, etc.  A geographic differential may also be applied to some work locations within the United States.
 

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example:  established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.
 

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program.  Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.
 

 


Individuals interested in working for RTI please note that as of November 1, 2021, unless prohibited by law, RTI will require all staff in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union to certify that they are fully vaccinated in order to enter an RTI facility, undertake business travel, or interact with other people, in-person, on RTI’s behalf. Those who cannot get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons can request an accommodation where required by law.

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging  in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach and one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
 
For USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found here.
 
For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.

 

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