Over the past 10 years, our work has expanded beyond traditional service and product design in the social sector, and we are now regularly working hand-in-hand with communities and local organizations to design interventions in service of more equitable outcomes. Some examples include launching an incubator in Kenya for girl-led solutions to reproductive health, working with communities in Southern Dallas to improve access to social benefits, and building a collective of leaders to advance health equity in the U.S.. We’re currently looking for an Executive Design Director to join our team who can grow, lead, and mentor our design teams. You will report directly to the CEO and serve on IDEO.org’s executive leadership team.
This role would be a fit for you if you are passionate about growing and nurturing creative talent and teams and have the ability to advance our practice of design, through a lens of equity, systems change, and co-design methodologies. You're excited to demonstrate, inspire, and model creativity, inclusivity, and rigor in order to build impactful solutions. Your love and experience of mentoring designers, building community, and identifying opportunities to support people's growth and development, are all in service of your ability to build an inclusive culture that fosters a strong sense of belonging for all.
Your role will focus on defining creative excellence in the work IDEO.org does out of its New York and San Francisco studios and you will work with the Executive Design Director in Nairobi and the Chief Marketing Officer to define and communicate creative excellence across IDEO.org. You will do this by leading a team of Design Directors, building the design community in the U.S., and rolling up your sleeves to work alongside designers on projects.