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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 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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  • Design Intern

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to work out of our San Francisco studio for the summer. Interns will be working with the IDEO.org core team and project teams across a range of projects and mediums, from print design, presentation design, product interactions, and digital interaction design.

    Prototyping and production skills are essential, as well as a passion for design and a point of view about your work. The ideal candidate has strong visualization and prototyping skills in addition to being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams.

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  • Location Lead, Senior Program Director

    Position Summary

    The Location Lead and Senior Program Director will join the IDEO.org team as part of an exciting phase of growth for the organization. After building a strong base in San Francisco over the last four years, IDEO. org is now ready to launch its second studio in New York City, and we’re looking for an entrepreneurial leader to partner with IDEO.org’s Executive Director and NYC Creative Director to bring this studio to life. Together, you’ll build the team, nurture the studio’s creative culture, make sure we deliver high impact work to our partners, and most importantly, set the studio’s content and program strategy (tackling a mix of domestic and international challenges) and then build the relationships to bring that strategy to life. This position is ideal for someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, loves building cross-sector networks, and deeply believes in the potential of design to transform the lives of those living in poverty.


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  • Communications and Learning Specialist

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is looking for a self-starting Communications Specialist to tell great stories, engage our community of designers, entrepreneurs, and social sector innovators, and help get out the word of how design is improving lives. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience growing and managing online communities, speaks social media as a mother tongue, and is an ace writer who can effectively communicate complicated concepts. You’ll provide support to both the Communications and Learning teams at IDEO.org, splitting your time between our efforts to tell the story of how human-centered design is changing the social sector and teaching the world to solve problems like a designer.


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