GreenInfo Jobs

Working at GreenInfo Network is fun and challenging, with constant new opportunities. You'll see our current recruiting status below - check back often, as this can change quickly. See below for volunteering information.

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UI/UX Designer

Join one of the most dynamic teams of map-making do-gooders in the nation.

GreenInfo data and communications helped California State Parks ensure $400 million in public money went to the people who need it most.

GreenInfo data and communications helped Los Angeles pass the largest, most data-driven local parks bond in U.S. history. Measure A brings $94 million to L.A. parks every year.

The GreenInfo team has helped communicate women’s well-being and park equity in California, bike-riding from Maine to Key West, and so much more.

GreenInfo Network seeks a designer skilled in interactive projects to work with our staff and clients on a range of map- and data-focused products.

We’re a small team of about a dozen people, mostly based in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood, but with remote staff in Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Our clients range from government agencies and national nonprofits to small land trusts and advocacy groups.

All our work is in the public interest and often has an outsize impact. GreenInfo maps and tools have helped steer billions of dollars to achieve more equitable outcomes across the state and nation.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Ask the right questions to make sure you have a clear understanding of project goals, key users, available data, and client capacity/need.
  • Develop and refine basic UX concepts and wireframes (both static and interactive) in consultation with our clients and other GreenInfo team members.
  • Collaborate on design approaches with other staff (interaction designer, visual designer)
  • Depending on project, either complete design refinement or hand off wireframes to other staff for final design.
  • Work with GreenInfo developers, project managers, cartographers, GIS staff, and clients to iterate design and provide assets during development.
  • Help ensure projects stay within agreed-upon budgets and timelines.
  • Be part of the amazing GreenInfo team, which produces more than 100 map and web projects every year.

The vast majority of our work is time and materials, billed monthly. We’re able to maintain T&M relationships because we deliver tremendous value, work quickly, and often deliver “just enough design,” ensuring that maps and interactives meet client needs while also not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.

We are passionate about hand-sketching, whiteboarding, and wireframing to test ideas in the simplest ways we can before jumping into visuals. We love creating wireframes using tools such as Adobe Illustrator, XD, Sketch, Marvel Apps, etc.

This role requires skills with Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, but also some InDesign and Photoshop. Basic understanding of Github issue tracking and comfort with Google Drive are also handy.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with responsive web design, basic cartographic knowledge, and an understanding of capabilities/levels of effort involved in implementing common features using standard web and open source geospatial technologies.

  • Flexible for full-time or part-time position with benefits
  • Flexible, fun work environment
  • Principals only - no recruiters

Interested?

Email us at jobs4@greeninfo.org. In addition to a cover letter and resume, please include links to work samples of designs you’ve developed, highlighting any that are especially good on mobile, and also any that include maps. And tell us why working for a nonprofit doing public interest projects is exciting to you (it sure is to us)!


Volunteer Opportunities:

GreenInfo is able to accept only occasional volunteers - due to the nature of our work and the training required, volunteers must be able to commit to significant periods of time (in general, at least a day a week for two months or more is needed). Volunteers should have strong computer skills (GIS, database, web programming using open source tools), or other special background.

Contact us about volunteering at GreenInfo (enclose resume and links to sites, if any). Thanks for your interest!

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
2201 Broadway, Suite 604
Oakland
CA
94612
United States of America