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 Business Designer

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a Senior Business Designer to join IDEO.org’s Reproductive Health team in San Francisco. Our ideal candidate has a unique blend of real-world business experience and theory, someone who likes to blur the lines between strategy and creativity, and who has a passion for bringing market-leading offerings and new ventures to market. 

    You will work as a core member of IDEO.org’s interdisciplinary team—meaning you will be responsible for orchestrating and delivering across many areas of a design challenge. In this position, you will be an integral member of IDEO.org’s Teen Reproductive Health program, working to design solutions for improved access to sexual and reproductive health care for youth across the globe.


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  • Senior Design Strategist

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Senior Design Strategist to join the IDEO.org team in San Francisco. In this role you will lead teams and translate research into brilliant design directions for our work to improve the lives of low-income and vulnerable communities with non-profit, social enterprise and foundation partners. As an IDEO.org Senior Design Strategist you’ll frame challenges and set the course for compelling brand, service, product, and systems solutions that deliver tangible impact across a wide range of issues like youth employment, agriculture, water, sanitation and more.


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  • Audio/Video Intern

    Position Summary

    The Audio/Video Intern will work with our Communications and Design teams to design, prototype, and produce videos and audio to tell the story of IDEO.org’s work and the power of human-centered design. You’ll create and work with existing content that shows how our design work improves the lives of poor and vulnerable communities around the world. At IDEO.org, we work in sectors as varied as teen reproductive health, financial opportunity, product design, agriculture, and educational tools, and you should be flexible enough to dig into all of them.


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  • Director of Talent

    Position Summary

    The movement to spread human-centered design requires exceptional talent, which is why IDEO.org is seeking an empathetic, creative Director of Talent with experience at the nexus of best-in-class talent practices and design excellence. The Director of Talent will manage the full cycle of IDEO.org’s talent, recruiting, and HR functions, ensuring that we attract, retain, and grow the best people and maintain a healthy and vibrant work environment at IDEO.org. This person will also strategically shape and elevate IDEO.org’s talent brand in the world of design, while also serving as a champion of the movement to bring more great design talent into the social sector. This position is ideal for someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, loves every aspect of the people side of an organization, and deeply believes in the potential of design to address the world’s most intractable challenges.

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