We are looking for someone who has a special mix of government experience while being so good at user research and usability testing that they appear to do it effortlessly. Love mashing up research methods to answer a Big Question? Have experience managing delicate stakeholder relationships? Tell us about it.
The right person cares deeply about plain language, usability, and accessibility – and is excited about solving wicked problems to make it easier for voters to vote the way they intend.
In the next couple of years, we’ll be working on a range of challenges: What does “civic engagement” mean to new citizens? What’s the current digital information ecosystem of government election information, and how well does it work for people who want to vote? With near-future changes to voting technology, what’s a “ballot”?
Sound like fun? In this position, you will work with state and county election officials, advocacy groups, and the public to research, design, and implement new approaches to pieces of the overall voter experience. And, you’ll create tools and templates for states and advocates, so those groups can build their own civic design capacity.
You’ll have project partners at the Center for Civic Design to model the work and mentor you while you synthesize insights across projects. You’ll have awesome, experienced teammates who will help you apply your civic design skills in English and Spanish in the domain of election administration.
You’ll play a key role in building CCD’s understanding of the voter journey. Help us expand on our mission: Ensuring that voters can vote the way they intend — by design. Based on our last count, our work touches 1 in 5 U.S. voters. You could help us reach even more. In return, you’ll see how elections work from the inside and work with some of the most dedicated public servants you’ll ever know.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about a government project you worked on like the work described in this ad that you are particularly proud of. Limit your story to 250 words. Attach your resume, and if you have one, a link to your portfolio. Bonus points for accessible documents and websites. Don’t worry. We’ll check.
We are committed to diversity. We want to encourage everyone, no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, or belief, who feels they could do a great job to apply.
(We are a distributed team. You can be anywhere in the U.S. Bonus points for being based in the Eastern time zone.)
Nesta role Salary: £35k-£50K plus exceptional benefits Closing date: 2 Sep 2018, 11:45 p.m. Permanent Full Time (37.5 Hours per...Apply For This Job