California College Guidance Initiative,

Product Designer

13 days ago
Employment type
California (remote)
Closing date

About this organization

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation serves as the official auxiliary to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and the systemwide Chancellor’s Office.

The Foundation is the trusted partner of the California Community Colleges— facilitating collaboration, accelerating innovation, and increasing systemwide resources.

About this job

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for a Product Designer to join the Team. As part of the team, you will be designing intuitive experiences for 6-12th grade students, parents, and educators on California’s official college and career planning platform.

The ideal person for this team excels in UI design, collaborating across teams, and employing design thinking methods and a user-centered approach to solve complex problems. They also have knowledge and/or curiosity about the needs and behaviors of students, educators, and parents, and a passion for educational equity.

The Product Designer will work directly with the Director of Product Design and UX Researcher, and be heavily involved in the end-to-end design process, to carry out the product vision.

We work to solve large scale, system-level problems. You must be comfortable working with unknowns and ambiguous solutions, as well as passionate about promoting public education and advancing educational equity.

We are looking for two product designers. One will focus more on the student experience and one will focus more on the educator experience on the platform.

Roles & responsibilities

— Design intuitive experiences that empower our students, educators, and parents to confidently use the tools and resources on

— Work closely with our UX Researcher to gather feedback and insights from our users by conducting usability testing, user interviews, surveys, etc.

— Make value-driven design decisions, based on user research insights, that translate into clear, simple UI designs.

— Create and present design deliverables (e.g. sketches, wireframes, hi-fidelity mock-ups, user flows, and rapid prototypes) in a way that engenders confidence in you and your solutions within the team and greater organization.

— Work with our product team to ensure that design intent matches feature specs by supporting documentation, designing test case scenarios, etc.


— An outstanding portfolio that demonstrates how you have created experiences that solved business and user needs, and highlights the design process for responsive, web apps.

— Minimum of three (3) + years of experience applying user experience principles to visual and interaction design.

— Expert-level skills with current design and prototyping tools. (We’ll be using Figma. We’re open to ramping you up if this is not your primary tool.)

— Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and present both quantitative and qualitative information effectively.

— Familiarity with component-based design systems–creating or maintaining a style guide, component library, and pattern library

— Bachelor’s degree in design or related field, or the equivalent years of relevant experience

To apply

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— Find “Product Designer,” and follow the directions to apply.

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