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IDEO.org is a nonprofit design and innovation organization focused on solving challenges in poverty and spreading human-centered design through the social sector. Human-centered design enables organizations to create and deliver innovative solutions to pressing challenges that are rooted in the needs of people. IDEO.org works directly with organizations on projects using the human-centered design process across a wide range of focus areas related to poverty, including health, financial services, gender equity, water and sanitation.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

IDEO.org is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

  • Senior Design Strategist

    Position Summary

    The Sr. Design Strategist will join the IDEO.org design team to create opportunities for nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations on an array of topics, such as agriculture, water and sanitation, health, financial inclusion, unemployment, and more. Collaborating in small multidisciplinary teams, the Sr. Design Strategist will simplify complex problems into compelling design solutions. You may have been trained as an industrial or interaction designer, have a background in service or organizational design, and/or developed other skillsets that allow you to think strategically and systematically to create scalable design opportunities at every level. If you’re ready to join a team that’s passionate about ending poverty and have the experience and skillset to make it a reality, this is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Read more about our criteria and apply here.


  • Visual Communication/Video Intern

    Position Summary

    The Visual Communication/Video Intern will work with our Global Fellows and design team to design, prototype, and produce visual design and video materials, as well as deliverables for print and screen. You’ll work with content that expresses opportunities for nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations on an array of topics, like agriculture, water and sanitation, health, financial inclusion, unemployment, and more. Read more about our criteria and apply here.


  • Program Assistant (Part-time) (20 Hours/Week)

    Position Summary

    We are looking for a part-time Program Assistant to provide administrative and operational support 20 hours per week. This role will support the Amplify program, a partnership with the UK Department for International Development consisting of 10 innovation challenges over five years. The Program Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting a small, three-person team with its day-to-day operations, including executive support for the Program Director, and some longer-term projects. Individuals who will flourish in this role thrive in fast-paced, start-up environments and are more than comfortable wearing many hats, at any given moment. We are looking for someone who is quick, enthusiastic, has an eye for detail, and easily collaborates with others. This position will be based in our San Francisco office. Read more about our criteria and apply here.


  • Bookkeeper (Part-Time) (20 Hours/Week)

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a part time bookkeeper to join IDEO.org in our San Francisco office. This role demands an entrepreneurial individual with a high level of motivation, flexibility and dedication. Our pace is fast, our processes fluid, and our environment less than traditional. We are a highly networked organization that thrives on relationships, trust, collaboration and credibility. We are looking for someone who is quick, enthusiastic, and has an extremely high level of detail and organization. Read more about the criteria and apply here.

  • Amplify Challenge Manager

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Challenge Manager to support the Amplify program, a partnership with the UK Department for International Development that aims to transform international development through collaboration and human-centered design. The Challenge Manager will be responsible for driving the online collaborative design process on OpenIDEO.com, in pursuit of identifying and shepherding innovative ideas for funding and implementation. We are looking for someone who demonstrates a clear understanding of the international development landscape, possesses a fluency in using new media for social impact, and has cultivated a solid network of experts and partners in international development. 


    Individuals who will flourish in this role are self-starters possessing deep skills in research, synthesis, and analysis, with a particular emphasis on listening and learning from a broad community, both online and offline. We also seek a candidate with rich project management experience and topflight writing skills. This role is based in San Francisco, CA. Read more about our criteria and apply here.