Senior Designer - Contract

Project Description:

Currently, sex education globally is not working for young people. When present, sex education often focuses predominantly on fear, shame, and disease and pregnancy prevention. We are embarking on a new approach to reframe sex education to focus on more holistic aspects of sexuality and health that include love, agency, communication, intimacy, pleasure, and play. We believe this new paradigm of sex education can improve sexual health and lead to safer, positive, consensual and equitable relationships. This is a formative research project in El Salvador.

Position Description:

YLabs is looking for a Senior Design Researcher or Senior Design Strategist to bring their design expertise to our project team of public health and communications experts. Please see below for desired requirements and qualifications:


This is a full-time, 7 week contract position.

  • Berkeley, CA: September 2nd - September 13th

  • El Salvador: September 15th - September 22nd

  • Berkeley, CA: September 30th - October 11th


You are:

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Comfort working in low-resource settings

  • Able to work both in teams and independently

  • Motivated by designing exceptional solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing young people

  • Proactive problem solver with effective time-management and strong attention to detail

  • Curious, humble, and empathetic, fascinated by others’ lives, loves, and perspectives

You have:

  • Expertise in human-centered design/design thinking and research methodologies

  • Mastery of research approaches and tools

  • Experience doing global field research

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A passion for teaching, coaching and facilitating in human-centered design/design thinking methods and mindsets

  • Skilled and comfortable leading user research, no matter the context or beneficiary

  • Experience working on health, education or employment programs


To apply, send a resume, portfolio, and a brief cover letter to All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.