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Finding Focus is hiring a

Lead UX/UI Designer

USA - Remote

Background

Organization: University of Texas at Austin

Location: Remote, hybrid, or on-site in Austin, TX

Finding Focus (www.findingfocus.app) is a joint initiative between UT Austin, UTHealth Houston, and UC Santa Barbara. Over the last seven years, our team has created an online tool that helps teens improve their focus and emotional resilience. We’ve built a custom digital learning platform that allows this tool to be personalized to each student and delivered seamlessly in school settings.

Finding Focus is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, as well as several foundations and philanthropists. It’s currently offered to schools at no charge. To date, we’ve reached more than 40,000 high school students across over 100 schools. Peer-reviewed scientific studies have established that Finding Focus can improve the focus and well-being of teens.

Our overarching mission is to leverage emerging technologies to eventually improve the well-being of millions of teens across the globe. We’re looking for a highly capable, resourceful, self-motivated UX/UI expert who can help us realize this aspiration.

Is your experience a good fit?

  • 5+ years of professional experience in UX/UI design
  • Demonstrable expertise in both UX and UI design
  • Experience working in EdTech or designing AI-enabled products is preferred

How will you contribute:

  • Collaborate on product vision and feature prioritization
  • Lead the UX/UI design process from concept to implementation across multiple projects
  • Design intuitive, user-centered interfaces for web and mobile applications
  • Lead design meetings and integrate feedback from cross-functional teams
  • Contribute to ongoing user research and usability testing
  • If desired, co-author peer-reviewed articles with insights from our research studies

What we offer:

  • Flexible work schedule (30-40 hours/week)
  • $40 to $60+ per hour based on your demonstrated level of expertise
  • Work remotely or choose to join us in Austin
  • Mission-driven project making a measurable difference in the lives of teenagers
  • Work with a talented, motivated, and inclusive team of scientists and engineers

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Dr. Michael Mrazek at michael.mrazek@utexas.edu. We will review candidates on a rolling basis through August 31, 2024. Please also feel free to reach out with any questions you have.

Note: Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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