User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Designer
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At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we value our diverse and dedicated team of instructors and support staff. Our values of excellence, innovation, community, balance, and communication create a work environment in which everyone feels confident and appreciated. FLVS does more than just talk about our values; we live them and rely on them to be the foundation of everything we do.
We recognize that without the instructors and staff who comprise our team, we would not be able to give our students the educational experience they deserve. Whether you’re part of our instructional staff working with students one-on-one to propel them toward success or one of our support staff members working tirelessly to ensure the FLVS journey is the cutting-edge experience you’d expect from the industry leader, all of us at FLVS work with a common commitment in mind – the student is at the center of every decision we make. FLVS employees are passionate about delivering high-quality digital learning on a robust online platform to achieve content mastery for student success.
Our employees enjoy competitive salaries, a well-rounded benefits package, paid time off (including holidays, vacation, and sick leave), and an array of professional development opportunities. We’re always looking to add to our team of more than 3,000 dedicated professionals who are leading online education worldwide with transformative digital solutions – personalized to every student.
Job Posting End Date:
Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on 10-28-2021
User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Designer
$50,163.00 - $80,696.00
(Support staff salary will be based on internal equity and experience)
FL - VLC
Job Description Summary:
Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.
FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.
Position General Summary:
The User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Designer is responsible for translating business requirements, and other considerations as well as user research and stakeholder feedback into site maps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes for both consumer-facing and internal-facing applications. The User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Designer will create compelling dev-ready designs and interactive user interfaces that meet the organization’s vision and bring the application to life.
Essential Position Functions:
Gather and evaluate both business and user requirements in collaboration with the marketing team, subject-matter experts, and the broader organization to create engaging UX/UI designs that achieve the desired user actions
Collaborate with the marketing team in prioritizing functional requirements and developing design solutions with a focus on usability and engagement
Make deliberate design decisions to translate user needs and business requirements into thoughtful user journeys, site maps, storyboards, process flows, interactive prototypes, and wireframes that effectively achieve the stated goals and product vision
Perform resizing and manipulation of images
Keep up with industry trends and maintain a competitive edge against competitor products
Present design concepts and deliverables to internal and external stakeholders
Incorporate changes recommended by stakeholders or Art Manager into final UX/UI design
Proactively identify design problems or opportunities for improvement
Ensure that all designs meet WCAG accessibility standards
Define and adhere to digital design system, including fonts, colors, design elements and images
Assist Art Manager and Graphic Designers with layout and design tasks as needed
Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrates respect for others
(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required.)
Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
Technical certification in related subject, preferred
Three (3) years experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):
Strong portfolio showcasing UX and UI skillsets and front-end web design
Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
Hands-on experience creating site maps, wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, etc.
Experience using tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Invision, or similar visual design and wireframing tools
Knowledgeable of accessibility best practices including WCAG
Strong communication and organization skills
Self-motivated with excellent time-management and ability to deliver on deadlines
Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:
Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience
Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes FLVS in community by serving as a FLVS ambassador or volunteer
Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers
FUNCTIONAL /TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion
INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:
Finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Solves problems with peers with minimal “noise”; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support peers; Encourages collaboration; Is candid with peers
Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; Easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions; Takes calculated risks; Is not afraid to try new things and potentially “fail fast”
Seeks feedback; Gains insight from mistakes; Is open to constructive criticism; isn’t defensive; Proactively seeks to understand his/her strengths and areas for growth; applies information to best serve organization; Recognizes how his/her behavior impacts others and incorporates insight into future interactions
Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; Sets objectives and goals; Breaks down work into the process steps; Develops schedules and task/people assignments; Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; Measures performance against goals; Evaluates results
Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; Concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; Can attend to a broader range of activities as a result of organizing time efficiently; Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Arranges information and files in a useful manner
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers
DRIVE FOR RESULTS
Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; Is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; Consistently seizes opportunities; Consistently exceeds goals
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
Frequency of travel: Frequent travel is required for meetings, trainings, and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays
Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment
(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
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