Senior Designer - Contract
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.