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User Experience Researchers at Code for San Jose

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  • 6 people are interested

About Code for San Jose:

  • Code for San Jose (CFSJ) is an all-volunteer-powered organization.
  • We are a chapter of Code for America.
  • As a chapter, we focus on civic innovation and government technology in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the country.
  • You do not have to be located in San Jose, California in order to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome everyone interested in solving community problems through technology, user experience design/research, and community partnerships.
  • Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and other community-based organizations on civic projects.
  • We have over 60 active volunteers with over 8 active projects.
  • Our leadership team consists of 9 other directors, 2 executive directors, and 18 project leaders.
  • As a group, we meet every other Thursday at 6:30 PM PST to sync up and work on projects.
  • All of our events are posted on meetup.


We have 2 Projects needing User Experience Researcher volunteers:

1. Code for San Jose Website Project:

  • Estimated time commitment: 3-4 hours per week
  • This role’s goal:
    • The goal for this role is to interview CFSJ's partners about their experience partnering with CFSJ and determine how CFSJ can improve the partnership experience.
  • This role’s responsibilities:
    • Design the structure of a usability study, Conduct a usability study
  • Some of the technologies you could be working on are:
    • Usability Studies / Interviews
    • User Personas
    • Journey Mapping
    • Low Fidelity Mocks

2. Code for San Jose Leadership Team:

  • Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours per week
  • This role’s goal:
    • Help CFSJ research and explore strategic partnerships
  • This role’s responsibilities:
    • Product Leadership: Analyze the market space
    • Product Leadership: Research and form strategic partnerships
    • Product Leadership: Define product requirements - user stories, acceptance criteria
    • Partner Management: Communicate updates effectively to external partners
    • Partner Management: Coordinate sync up meetings with external partners
    • Partner Management: Strategically establish and build partner relationships


How to get started:

1. Please join our Slack organization using this link:https://bit.ly/3f78NML
2. After you join Slack, someone from the CFSJ leadership team will connect with you via Slack about how to get started and what your next steps are.


Find more information about CFSJ:

  • A list of our active projects can be found in this slide deck: https://bit.ly/3kwpkM5
  • Our website: https://www.codeforsanjose.org
  • Our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/code-for-san-jose

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Mission Statement

Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through our Fellowship , Accelerator , and Brigade , we're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.


Code for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Computer Science
  • Web Design / UX
  • Internet Research




  • 3-5 hours per week.

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