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ECMC is currently hiring for a Junior UX Designer in DC

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ECMC Innovation Labs is a small startup like environment within the education non-profit ECMC. Our mission focuses on building innovative solutions in the space of financial aid and education. We’re really excited about a Junior UX Designer who has shown individual drive, outside the box thinking and a commitment to socially good design.
The full job description is below. Any interested students are welcome to email our Lead UX Designer at
szucker@ecmc.org with a portfolio link and a short explanation of why they are excited for the role or apply here.

The Junior UX Designer role at ECMC is hands on experience designing and building prototypes to solve real world problems. The opportunity calls for a fast learner, strong work ethic and an eye for details. You will support a diverse group of projects and help drive direction. You will help on production with all our products and will learn a strong sense of system cohesion. The role reports directly to the Lead UX Designer, giving you room for growth and mentorship. We are growing our design team, meaning you will have creative support in office while working closely with your implementation team. Our work has substantial impact on unemployment, student loans and making schools affordable and attainable for all students.

ECMC Innovation Labs is a small group within the student loan guarantor ECMC. We are working to fundamentally change the experience around student loans and higher Ed. We are driving forward ECMC’s mission to help students succeed by improving the field from the inside out. Some of our current exciting projects include:

– College Abacus – a kayak.com for financial aid aimed at high school students and their parents. Our goal is to help students make smart, informed decisions before they even apply to school.

– LoanKit – a friendly walkthrough guide for students struggling with their loans to help them figure out the next step

– Borrower Access – an online portal for ECMC borrowers to understand their loan situation and take action online through self help

– Zenith Schools – ECMC recently purchased 53 for-profit colleges with the goal of reimagining what career college can look like. Our lab will have a hand in determining and driving this vision.

Perks of the Lab
– Beautiful casual office in downtown Washington DC
– Small, vibrant and diverse team
– Weekly “Show and Tell” to celebrate what we’ve finished this week
– Great healthcare, dental, vision and 401k benefits
– Meaningful work
– Room for growth

Requirements
– Fluent in Creative Suite software (Illustrator and InDesign)
– Fluent in Axure or able and eager to learn
– Excited about the Human Centered Design process
– Able to consider both high tech and low tech solutions
– Great time management and organizational skills
– Adaptable and a fast learner
– Fantastic attention to detail
– Passionate about your work
– Deeply excited about work that impacts underserved communities

Qualifications
– 1-3 years experience in UX or interaction design
– Outstanding portfolio (Do not apply without one)

Located in Downtown Washington, D.C. On site is required

 

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