Amazing UX Manager Needed for a Humanitarian Organization


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Beehive is looking for a passionate and thoughtful leader to grow and manage a growing team of designers. As the User Experience Manager you will be shaping the team to help us improve humanitarian aid in real time. The candidate is entreprenurial, forward thinking, a champion for user success and responsive.

Beehive is a nonprofit, open source initiative launched by former United Nations staff bringing together humanitarian organizations and tech volunteers to tackle how to improve humanitarian financing and make crowdfunding work for the humanitarian community.

Beehive is supported by a growing network of companies, foundations and individuals.


Responsibilities

* Lead, mentor, and manage a team of designers to ensure a successful experience for everyone involved

* Foster professional growth and development, setting out individual career pathing and goals for each member of the team

* Champion a mobile-first, responsive design practice and excellence in design across mobile and web platforms

* As part of the UX Leadership team, identify and enact practices that will help the team continue to grow in its design vision, mission, and purpose

* Partner with fellow leaders across the company to foster a collaborative design, engineering and product culture

* Work with your team to take responsibility for all parts of the open source initative to drive the design vision, process and decision making

* Manage process, timelines, and remove obstacles to ensure your team is set up to deliver their best work in a productive, engaging environment

* Participate as a thought leader within an interdisciplinary team that includes other user experience designers, user researchers, product managers, and engineers

Preferred Experience:

* 5+ years experience in UX and/or related field; 4+ years management experience

* Masters degree in design, computer science or interaction design, related experience preferred

* Adept in mentoring and growing teams of 4+ people with a focus on participatory leadership and user-centric design

* At least 5 years’ experience in the mentorship of and practice of responsive design

* Deep understanding of front-end web development and mobile development platforms; measurable success in coaching design teams to innovate across platforms

* Demonstrated success in creating a collaborative culture of design, engineering and product

* Proven methods for success to improve process and communication throughout the product development lifecycle and across all levels

* Must be able to communicate design ideas to the internal development and product management teams, as well as senior stakeholders

* Excellent leadership and motivational skills with demonstrated experience building rapport with cross-functional teams

* Experience working in lean and agile environments

* Excellent communication and organization skills


Skills

  • Web Design
  • Website Project Management
  • Website Programming
  • Online Flash/Video Production
  • Web Design / UX
  • Mobile Programming

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10 hours a week
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