As part of a comprehensive effort to reform and reinvent New York City’s approach to criminal justice and policing, the City of New York is launching an “Ending the Poverty to Prison Pipeline” initiative that addresses the recommendations surfaced in the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative draft plan. Within this initiative, NYC Opportunity will be focused on developing solutions and furthering recommendations that connect low-income and justice-involved clients and their families to new or improved streamlined services and supports that center community needs, and prevent or reduce justice system contact.
The Designer will support the Ending the Poverty to Prison Pipeline initiative, and use their expertise and experience to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to plan, research, produce potential prototypes, and create user flows and other designs relevant for the program.
In addition to supporting the Ending the Poverty to Prison Pipeline initiative, this role will also provide ongoing support for other NYC Opportunity priorities. You will work closely with design, program and evaluation, data, product and technology team members to enhance and expand NYC Opportunity’s programs and products and will contribute to elevating, strengthening and executing the wider office’s strategies. This role will be part of the Service Design Studio team, but your work will be part of cross-collaborative efforts across the wider office, many of which will have touchpoints around the theme of improving and streamlining social service navigation.
Please take note that this is a hybrid design role which requires both UX/UI and communication design experience. We are seeking someone who carries strength both in designing digital tools and interfaces, as well as designing branded graphics, research assets (eg. service blueprints, personas, etc.), and social media on occasion. You will be working closely with staff or external vendors versed in product development and data management, and producing visual communication assets that help storytell and bring clarity to our work.
We understand that candidates may not have all of the skills we are seeking below. We encourage those interested to apply even if they do not meet all of them. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team.
A master's degree from an accredited college in social design, anthropology, public administration, public policy, economics, information technology, data science, finance, sociology, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in government, or non-profit or social impact sector.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described above.
This is a permanent, full-time position offering competitive salary and benefits. To learn more about the New York City's Employee benefits, visit the NYC Office of Labor Relations.
The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The application window for the UX/UI and Communications Designer position with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity is now closed.