The ASSISTments Foundation is seeking a junior/mid-level designer for a contract position designing reports and workflows for the ASSISTments platform. The UX Designer will support the next phase of development of a web-based educational technology application intended for millions of students and teachers, improving the future of teaching and learning. This position reports to the VP of Product while also collaborating with our Product Owner, Lead Product Designer, software engineers and various departments across the organization. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a start-up environment where innovation and harnessing new ideas are table stakes for success.
The ASSISTments Foundation is currently a small and nimble staff of 14 (and growing) and we share priorities and collaborate with The ASSISTments Project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where there are approximately 10 staff members and a dozen graduate students who work solely on the ASSISTments project. The ASSISTments platform has been in use by researchers and teachers for many years, but very recently, we’ve skyrocketed our efforts to enhance our product and expand our teacher user base while also improving their experience.
This is a minimum 3-month, temporary position with the possibility of both extension and conversion to permanent. At present we are a 100% remote organization and for at least the duration of the contract, fully remote work would be the expectation. Please take some time to learn more about The ASSISTments Foundation as well as the ASSISTments platform.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The ASSISTments Foundation seeks not just to accept difference - but to celebrate, support and thrive on it for the benefit of our staff, our product and our community. Employment is based solely on someone’s merit and qualifications directly related to their professional competence. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. The law aside, we also do this because we believe it’s the right way to treat people.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter (both required), as well as a portfolio, if applicable to Careers@assistments.org. We seek to recruit a diverse pool of candidates, therefore, we also invite you to submit this optional self-identification form along with your application.