The Foundation for California Community Colleges is on a mission to double its impact in the next 10 years. We are a group of relentless optimists and innovators in education, working collaboratively with public and private partners to help improve the student experience and expand pathways to economic and social mobility in communities across California. We are seeking a Product Design Specialist to join the Foundation in its mission of benefitting, supporting, and enhancing the California Community Colleges—the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation.
In 2017, the California Community Colleges committed to the philosophy to “always design and decide with the student in mind.” Shortly after, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office secured philanthropic funding to create the Student Centered Design Lab, the nation’s first lab dedicated to improving the community college student experience.
What You’ll Do
The Product Design Specialist will join the Student Centered Design Lab, a small but growing team housed in the Foundation’s Incubation Unit. The Student Centered Design Lab team applies design thinking, user experience (UX) frameworks, and market research methodologies to increase students’ access to and success within higher education.
What you bring
Ideal Candidate Qualities
What we Offer
You’ll join a group of mission-driven, passionate, equity-minded individuals with a strong desire to impact and change lives for the better through education. As the official nonprofit auxiliary to the Chancellor's Office, we aim to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the California Community Colleges and the 2.1 million students, campuses, and communities it serves. Individuals are hired for their deep understanding of each population’s unique needs, and will join a collaborative environment where each team member plays an important role in helping Californians across all communities improve their social and economic mobility and build a better future for themselves and their families.
We operate from an office located in downtown Sacramento’s thriving R Street corridor. Our benefits include the CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, generous medical, dental, and vision, tuition reimbursement, and more. We take a strategic and comprehensive approach to investing in our people, fostering an environment for employee growth, and providing diverse opportunities for continued learning, professional development, and advancement.
To learn more about the position, read the full job description > Product Design Specialist, Student Centered Design Lab, Advancement
For immediate consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume saved as Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) documents to [email protected] Please include in the subject line: “Product Design Specialist, Student Centered Design Lab, Advancement”.