Product Designer

New York, United States · Engineering

Description

About Empatico

Empatico, an initiative of The KIND Foundation, is in the early stages of creating a free tool for teachers to connect their students to classrooms around the world using seamless video conferencing technology. Through virtual exchanges, participants are exposed to other perspectives across cultures and geographies. Authentic personal connections repeated across thousands of classrooms have a profound impact. We are partnering with teachers and education practitioners to develop the art and science behind meaningful connections.

About The KIND Foundation

The KIND Foundation is a philanthropic entity established by KIND Healthy Snacks. Its mission, which is to foster kinder and more empathetic communities, is brought to life through a variety of programming meant to celebrate and inspire positive action. In 2016, through a program called KIND People, the Foundation celebrated seven individuals transforming their communities through kindness with $1.1 million in prizes. In 2017, the Foundation announced its signature endeavor Empatico, a $20 million multi-year initiative. To learn more, go to: kindsnacks.com/foundation.


Overview of Role


We are looking for a colleague who will help us design and build our growing platform for our teacher and student communities. The platform is designed for classrooms, with students 5-11 years old, to meet other classes, undertake educational activities and develop leadership, social and empathy skills.

Our platform:

- is beautiful, functional, easy to use and performs well

- runs on mobile and the web

- grows and develops the Empatico movement and community

Every day, you will collaborate with colleagues across the Empatico team as well as teachers and students to solve problems, ensure a consistent user experience, and build inspiring, empathetic experiences for our communities.

You will have a chance to partner with engineers and product folks at Empatico and collaborate with our partners to come up with features and explore new ideas. As cross functional teams, we will spot and tackle challenges as they arise. Together, we will work from concept to execution, collaborating to develop functional designs that will delight our community.

We would like you to have a strong sense of product design, product management, user experience, interaction design, typography, layout, composition, and color. We are interested in how you develop scalable design systems, processes, and approaches. We would like your involvement in helping develop and manage our product features, roadmaps, and collaborative processes.

Requirements

We would like you to have:

- At least around 3 years of previous experience designing and shipping digital products across web and mobile

- A strong product design portfolio, with examples of visual design and user experience design

- Previous experience working as part of a team with product and engineering to manage designs, roadmaps, and backlogs

- Examples of using data and user research to inform and support your design decisions

- Openness to presenting your designs confidently and taking on feedback as part of collaborative teamwork

- Intuition to translate vision and intent into meaningful design decisions

- Proficiency with CSS and HTML

- Proficiency with design tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, and prototyping tools

- Exposure to JavaScript (especially React) would be useful

If you’re not sure on whether you cover all these but feel passionate about our mission, we strongly encourage you to apply.


The KIND Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The KIND Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The KIND Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Kind Foundation’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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