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WhoWhatWhy is a great place to volunteer. We’re a friendly bunch, highly motivated to do meaningful work in the public interest, imparting honest information to a public starved for it. We all work from our home locations and communicate remotely.
We’re powered primarily by highly capable volunteers who derive satisfaction from making a difference, gain useful experience, and develop gratifying relationships. As we grow, and with it, our fundraising success, volunteer work may evolve into partially or fully compensated positions.
To apply, send us your resume and a detailed cover letter that explains why you are qualified for this position using the link below.
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Responsibilities and Duties
This position will have overall charge for the website user experience with a focus on design optimization and marketing.
Incumbent will use research to backup design decisions and create intuitive user interfaces and interactions using best practices
Own the site user experience with an eye towards mobile design and customer engagement.
Develop initiatives to create compelling customer experiences in collaboration with the product marketing, creative, and development teams.
Create user flows that translate to frictionless experiences through website.
Maintain documentation for digital experiences, including overall user experience, functional specifications, navigational structure, architecture map, schematics, user scenarios and task models.
Drive user research initiatives for new projects that enable teams to make more informed, confident decisions
Understand and integrate business needs and strategy with technology and end-user needs
Manage and prioritize multiple projects and resolve competing priorities
Stay current with evolving UI/UX trends and technologies, especially for mobile first experiences
Have expertise in Usability and multivariate testing with a proven ability to analyze data, generate hypotheses, design effective tests, and report/act on results.
Be familiar with modern prototyping tools and techniques
Qualifications and Skills
Experienced in the following basic programming languages - HTML, CSS, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, C++
Selected candidate must be a self-motivated, creative thinker with the flexibility to provide quick response rates while serving in a volunteer role
Possess excellent verbal communication skills
3-6 years of experience in design and interactive techniques with enterprise-sized websites.