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  • Posting Date Jan 26, 2013
  • Closing Date Mar 01, 2013
  • Contact Name Peter Johnson
  • Salary N/A
  • Category Software Development
  • Location Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Years of Experience N/A
  • Industry N/A
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    User Experience Designer

    School Improvement Network Salt Lake City, UT | Posted Jan 26, 2013

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    Job Description

    School Improvement Network???s Product Management team is looking for a User Experience Designer to join their talented team as they create the next generation of solutions for a rapidly expanding user-base of K-12 Educators. The ideal candidate is passionate about user experience design, is up-to-date on industry technologies and trends, and comes with a background of in-depth usability research. Highly creative and analytical thinking are critical skills in this role to translate goals, requirements and user's needs into effective and engaging user experiences. A portfolio demonstrating creative, simple, and engaging user experiences ??? in both Web and Mobile environments, is necessary for consideration. Also essential is the ability to work collaboratively with users, colleagues and executives, proactively and cooperatively taking feedback. HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Teacher retention is up 20% in Houston. Student scores in Hawaii are up 30% from the previous year. A recent study shows 422 Title 1 schools (schools with a high concentration of low-achieving students and students living in poverty) outperforming their peers when teachers use our web based software. But the most miraculous things that are happening don???t involve numbers at all. At the end of the day, we are impacting lives! COMPANY OVERVIEW The School Improvement Network was founded in 1991 to Provide Solutions to Increase Learning in Today???s Schools. Now, as the leading provider of practical and sustainable media-based school-improvement solutions, our work services the needs of thousands of districts and schools across North America. Well-known brands, such as The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the SINET Learning Framework are all produced by the School Improvement Network. To produce our comprehensive library of professional development resources, the School Improvement production team has documented, in video and print, the best practices in over 3,000 classrooms across North America. We have worked with dozens of the most respected experts in education, and annually produce a large volume of media-based training materials, including DVDs, books, and online video. We are deeply passionate about helping every student, teacher, and administrator be successful. In order to accomplish this goal, we are committed to actively seeking out the most talented people for each of our open positions. We are pleased you are considering joining us and look forward to getting to know you through our application process. Thank you for your interest in joining the School Improvement Network! We have MANY openings, so please apply and feel free to refer your friends! www.schoolimprovement.com/careers/

    Relocation costs may be covered.

    Requirements

    PERSONAL SKILLS ??? Communicative and social ??? Must be an adept communicator with colleagues and clients, being articulate and persuasive while also thoughtful, considerate and reflective of others??? perspectives ??? Assertive ??? Must not be adverse to expose designs to scrutiny of stakeholders, or to actively listen to feedback with an objective, discerning ear. ??? Enthusiastic ??? Must be high-energy, and approach both tasks and interpersonal relationships with passion ??? Continual improvement ??? Must continually be expanding talents and knowledge, learning new tools and techniques to improve oneself and one???s work products ??? Conflict resolution - Must be able to support respectful discussion and accept alternatives or different approaches ??? Attitude of empowerment ??? Must be inclined to act and accept accountability ??? Attitude of transparency ??? Must desire to bring and support transparency to the business and grow trust TECHNICAL SKILLS ??? Experience with in-depth usability research principals and practices ??? Familiarity with Scrum/Agile principals & process, pertaining to iterative software development ??? Basic understanding of fundamental software development processes and procedures ??? Working familiarity with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS ??? Extensive user experience with the Adobe Creative Suite and mockup tools ??? Graphic design and layout, with a pragmatically creative vision COMPANY CULTURE ??? We invest in training, research, and the latest tools and hardware ??? We are a Scrum/agile shop, wasting little time in meetings and on red tape ??? We have a full gym & BBQ on site ??? We maintain a visionary focus on personal empowerment and contribution ??? We have experienced incredible sustained growth that presents many career opportunities ??? We pay for performance with yearly raises and a quarterly bonus program on top of salary

    Additional Information

    Forward cover letter and C.V. or resume to peter.johnson@schoolimprovement.com

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