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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.

  • Design Director and Location Co-Lead - NYC

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is looking for a strategic and seasoned Design Director to co-lead our New York studio in partnership with a to-be-hired Managing Director. The Design Director and the Managing Director will partner to cultivate the creative culture of the studio, guide high impact design work, and lead multiple teams of rockstar designers with a variety of skill sets. This role is perfect for someone who is a practitioner of human-centered design, has a deep empathy and understanding of the craft of design, and is excited to be a leader to a growing team of top notch designers. 


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  • Managing Director and Location Co-Lead - NYC

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is looking for a Managing Director to co-lead our New York studio in partnership with a to-be-hired Design Director. The Managing Director will join our team in the midst of an exciting phase of growth for the organization. You’ll partner with studio leadership to build strong design teams, 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 domestic and international challenges, and then build the relationships to bring that strategy to life. 


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  • Communications Designer- Amplify - NYC

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Communications Designer to join our studio 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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  • Studio Coordinator - NYC

    Position Summary

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized Studio Coordinator to join IDEO.org’s New York studio. As part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary design team, you’ll provide administrative and operational support to the New York studio and Launch Pad program team. You are a jack-of-all-trades who is willing to get your hands dirty and help with whatever task comes your way. You’re eager, a quick learner, detail-oriented, and collaborative and ready to join a studio of people helping to bring human-centered design to some of the world’s toughest challenges.


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  • Graphic Design Intern - NYC

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to work out of our NewYork studio. 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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  • Organizational Designer - NYC

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is working with the Rockefeller Foundation for nine month period to develop a strategy to enhance the innovation capabilities of its grantees. Together we want to explore new ways of highlighting, amplifying, and supporting innovation at the organizations that the Rockefeller Foundation supports. We’ll conduct design research with a set of organizations in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa, run some prototypes and pilots, and develop a comprehensive strategy with the foundation. Ultimately, we will find a way to ensure that when an organization is a grantee of the Rockefeller Foundation, that they are in the strongest possible position to create, sustain, and grow the impact they want to have in the world.

    IDEO.org is looking for an Organizational Designer to join our Launchpad team. You might have a background in service design, organizational transformation, or change management. In any case, you’re someone with experience in human-centered design and strong project management skills. And we’re hoping you will join our team in New York for a 9 month engagement (March 15 – December 2016).

    Learn more about the role here, and apply here.

  • Senior Design Lead - SF

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Senior Design Lead to join our Youth Reproductive Health program in San Francisco. As part of a multi-disciplinary design team, you’ll tackle complex, poverty-related challenges alongside thinkers and creators from different backgrounds. With frequent trips that will take you to Africa, you’ll lead a team of designers focused on turning human insights into tangible products, services, and consumer experiences. You’ll work closely with our partner organizations to ensure solutions are feasible, financially sustainable, and a strategic fit. You may have started your career as a Communications/Visual Designer, but by now, you’re fluent in the full design process from research, to strategy, to implementation.

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  • Wildcard Designer- SF

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Wildcard Designer! You’re an exceptionally talented designer with an agile mind and a curious disposition. You may have crafted your major at university, hacked together a career trajectory based on passion and love of design, and have grown skills that are too numerous to  t under one bucket. At IDEO.org, we have lots of graphic designers, technical experts, and many other wonderful specialists, but by wildcard we mean, none of the above. Or, all of the above! In this role, you will work with IDEO.org’s multiple program teams to design and scale breakthrough interventions in various sectors to improve lives in the developing world. As an IDEO.org Designer, you’ll be a hands-on design expert, taking concepts forward and working hand-in-hand with partners to implement services in a variety of communities and settings.

    Interested? Learn more here and apply

  • Service Designer- SF

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Service Designer to join our team in San Francisco. In this role, you will work with IDEO.org’s Youth Reproductive Health team to design and scale breakthrough interventions to improve health outcomes for youth in Africa. As an IDEO.org Service Designer, you’ll be a hands-on design expert, taking concepts forward and working hand-in-hand with partners to implement services in a variety of communities and settings. 

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  • Financial Sector Expert- SF

    Position Summary

    IDEO.org is seeking a Financial Sector Expert to join our Financial Health program in San Francisco. By joining the Financial Health team, you’ll work with a multi-disciplinary group of designers dedicated to improving financial inclusion for the world’s poor through Human-Centered Design. You’ll gain inspiration and empathy for the low-income people we seek to serve by conducting field research in East Africa and beyond, transforming behavioral insights into new products, services, and experiences that we’ll design, prototype, and test. You’ll shape our market and partner strategies, guiding our collaboration with partner organizations to help bring solutions to market. And you’ll recommend how to leverage mobile money platforms, digital financial services, and other relevant technologies to best serve the needs of low-income people. 


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  • Philanthropy Coordinator - SF

    Position Summary

    Position Summary:
    IDEO.org is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented Philanthropy professional with 1-2 years of philanthropy and fundraising experience. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus. The candidate will provide general fundraising support to IDEO.org’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, ideally,with an eye toward increasing database and reporting functionality as we grow the philanthropy team within the organization. The candidate will have a flexible outlook and be prepared to take on other strategic projects on behalf of the philanthropy and impact teams as needed. In return, IDEO.org will provide an opportunity to gain experience in areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, international development, human-centered design, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a global reach. The Philanthropy Coordinator will report to the Director of Philanthropy.

    Learn more about the role here, and apply directly here.