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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.

  • Director of Development

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org has a unique business model, with a mix of fee-for-service revenue, project- and program specific grants, and unrestricted philanthropic contributions. This model has supported IDEO.org’s growth to an $8M budget in 2015. While not the largest source of revenue for the organization, philanthropic contributions, which currently account for $1.5M of IDEO.org’s total revenue, are perhaps the most important. They allow us to explore new ideas, invest in our creative culture and our people, build our internal capacity, and create new tools and platforms to spread human-centered design. This is why we’re making a strategic investment in our Development function and hiring a Director of Development to lead the function, in partnership with IDEO.org’s Executive Director.

    The Director of Development will spearhead fundraising efforts as IDEO.org continues to grow, set annual development goals, and report regularly on progress to the leadership team and the Board of Directors. He or she will develop a comprehensive strategic plan and craft communications to engage prospects and bolster meaningful relationships with existing supporters. In addition to directly building and maintaining a pool of active donors, the Director of Development will research new funders and prepare and support leadership team members for meetings and events. The Director of Development will also identify funding opportunities from diverse sources (individuals, foundations, corporations, and government) that are aligned with IDEO.org’s mission and strategies.

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  • Senior Design Lead- Amplify

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Senior Design Lead to join our soon-to-be-launched studio in New York City. As part of a multi-disciplinary design team, you’ll tackle complex, poverty-related challenges alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds. With frequent trips that will take you to India, Africa and the Middle East, you’ll lead a team of designers focused on turning human insights into tangible products, services, and consumer experiences, and helping our partner organizations carry those designs forward. You may have started your career as an Interaction or Communications Designer, but by now, you’re fluent in the full design process—from research to strategy to implementation.


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  • Communications Designer- Amplify

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Communications Designer to join our soon-to-be-launched office in New York City. As part of a multi-disciplinary design 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 India, Africa and the Middle East, you’ll bring design excellence to support the work of organizations across the developing world as part of IDEO.org’s Amplify program. 


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  • Business Designer- Amplify

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Business Designer to join our soon-to-be-launched office in New York City. As part of a multi-disciplinary design team, you’ll blur the lines between business strategy and creativity— helping our partners across the developing world bring new offerings and ventures to market as part of our Amplify program. With frequent trips that take you to India, Africa and the Middle East, you’ll be part design researcher, part strategist, and part operational guru, working alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds.


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  • Interaction Designer- SF

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking an Interaction Designer to join our San Francisco studio. 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. As part of a multi-disciplinary design team, you’ll tackle complex, poverty-related challenges alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds. 


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  • Interaction Designer- NYC

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking an Interaction Designer to join our New York City studio. This role will focus on turning human-centered research insights into interaction design concepts through sketching, prototyping,building, and/or front-end development. As part of a multi-disciplinary design team, you’ll tackle complex, poverty-related challenges alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds.Your portfolio doesn’t need to have a depth of experience working in emerging markets, but you need to be passionate about designing and visualizing new and innovative solutions that are rooted in deep human-centered insights.

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  • Talent and Experience Lead- NYC

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a Talent and Experience Lead to join IDEO.org in New York City to act as a cornerstone of culture and talent in our upcoming studio. The Talent and Experience Lead role is about building talent and community, helping individuals connect to the right people, information and resources; and promoting overall workplace wellness. Special emphasis is placed on developing one-on-one relationships with designers to help facilitate a dynamic and collaborative working environment. The Talent and Experience Lead is part of a broader community – the IDEO.org Global Talent and Experience Team – that focuses on making the employee, partner, and organizational experience extraordinary.

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