EDGI is hiring a short-term user experience designer to help us imagine and create a map-based interactive website for members of the public to access and create reports about environmental enforcement for the ongoing Environmental Enforcement Watch (EEW) project. The designer will work with 1-2 web developers and the EEW team. A strong applicant for this position would come in ready to take charge of the process of discovering users’ needs and translating them into design requirements.
Part time position: 10-12 hours per week
Compensation: $4,500 for the project, to be paid out according to mutually agreed upon milestones
Dates: July 1st – September 15th (some flexibility)
Qualifications and skills we are looking for:
- Experience leading a design process from identifying user needs to crafting developer-ready specifications
- Experience working directly with users to identify design priorities
- Ability to prioritize design needs and pare down to meet scope
- Familiarity with online collaboration platforms including Slack and Zoom
- Proactivity in organizing, documenting, and communicating effectively with collaborators
- Availability to work across North American time zones during business and off-peak hours to support remote volunteer development community (we use Slack and Zoom extensively)
Bonus qualifications and skills:
- Demonstrated interest in environmental health and justice
- Experience working with community groups, e.g. tribal, that may have specific interaction needs
- Knowledge of federal environmental laws and enforcement (particularly EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online database)
- Experience with Jupyter Notebooks, R, and Shiny applications
- Experience with GIS
- Experience with Github
- Experience with data visualization
EDGI is a distributed collaboration operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the non-profit, Multiplier, with volunteer members across North America. EDGI research and work areas:
- Investigating and analyzing the inner workings of federal environmental policy, through interviewing of agency staff, as well as data and documentary collection and analysis.
- Monitoring changes to, and exploring standards for, web-based information about the environment, energy, and climate provided by the federal government.
- Developing new ways of making federal environmental data more accessible to the public.
- Imagining, conceptualizing, and moving toward environmental data justice.
- Prototyping new organizational structures and practices for distributed, collective, effective work rooted in justice.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 14, with:
- CV or Resume
- Any web/design/project portfolio you’d like to share (optional)
- Cover letter outlining your interests and why you are a fit for the position
EDGI strives to acknowledge and reduce barriers for members of equity-seeking groups through fair hiring practices. We expect everyone to follow our Code of Conduct and principles of friendliness, respect, empathy, and open communication.