We’re out to design a better world and we need your help.

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 Interaction Designer

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking an Senior Interaction Designer to join our San Francisco office. We’re looking for someone who can help us make complex digital user experience problems simple and delightful. This role will focus on turning human-centered research insights into interaction design concepts through sketching, prototyping and front-end development. This role will include a range of digital, large-scale and complex projects across the challenges of poverty at large. 


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  • Impact Manager

    Position Summary

    We’re in the process of developing an impact framework to define and measure the impact of our past and current programs. Our next step is to implement this impact framework, for which we’re seeking a highly capable, experienced team member to lead our efforts to measure the effectiveness, outcomes, and impact of our work. The Impact Manager will play a crucial role in laying the foundation for systems and tools that will identify and capture IDEO.org’s depth of influence in the social sector and the efficacy of human-centered design as an essential tool in solving some of the world’s more pressing problems. Specifically, the Impact Manager will be responsible for the collection, management, and analysis of IDEO.org’s impact data, will engage very closely with stakeholders, partner organizations to accomplish this. 

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  • Relationship Lead (NYC)

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org intends to launch an Inclusive Cities Lab in New York City in early 2015. In preparation for this launch, we are looking to hire a relationship lead to align partners around the lab, raise funding for the program, help build a design team for the launch, and work with the core team to define the design challenge, activities, and outputs for the first year of work.

    The Inclusive Cities Lab will focus on improving access to public benefits and social services for low-income New Yorkers. We plan to work with the City of New York, community-based organizations, foundations, and philanthropists to identify and define the challenges and design solutions to improve the financial situation of New Yorkers living below the poverty line.

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  • Industrial Designer

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking an Industrial Designer to join our San Francisco office. Our ideal candidate is not just passionate about designing products, but also about connecting the dots between service, business, and product in meaningful ways. With frequent trips that will take you to Africa, India, and your backyard, you’ll bring design excellence to the contexts and challenges that need it most. Craft is a given. Ability to execute is a must. Passion for solving challenges facing the world’s most impoverished communities is absolutely critical.


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  • Communications Designer

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Communications Designer to join our San Francisco office. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll be a graphic designer, systems thinker, and design researcher, all while working alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds. With frequent trips that will take you to Africa, India, and your backyard, you’ll bring design excellence to the contexts and challenges that need it most. Craft is a given. Ability to execute is a must. Passion for solving challenges facing the world’s most impoverished communities is absolutely critical. 


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  • Reproductive Health Coordinator

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Reproductive Health Coordinator to join our San Francisco office. We are looking for a detail oriented go-getter, that is excited to (often times) operate autonomously by acknowledging organizational needs and creatively filling them. We need someone who can bring order to chaos by creating organizational systems for our project leaders and design team members to deliver meaningful impact in the field of sexual and reproductive health in the developing world. This role demands an entrepreneurial individual with a high level of discretion, empathy, and self-motivation. 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 enthusiasm.


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