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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amplify Portfolio Manager

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Portfolio Manager to support the Amplify program, a partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) that aims to transform international development using human-centered design and an open and collaborative approach to grant funding. Through a series of ten innovation challenges, the program is identifying and supporting emerging, community-based solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges.

    Individuals who will flourish in the Portfolio Manager role are self-starters possessing deep skills in client and / or portfolio management across a diverse range of cultures and geographies, rockstar project management experience, and a strong understanding of scoping projects and applying human-centered design to developing world poverty alleviation challenges. This role is based in San Francisco, CA. 

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