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Help the University of Michigan reimagine the potential and impact of educational technology. Join our team and become a driver of innovation at the world’s great public research university. The Office of Academic Innovation is seeking a Senior User Experience Designer to play a leading role in the software development team in the Office of Academic Innovation (AI).
Academic Innovation applies design and development expertise in the creation and iteration of cutting edge digital education tools and technologies to enable innovative learning practices and personalization at scale across the U-M community and beyond.
This new position, focused on application design will operate within the dynamic, collaborative team environment within Academic Innovation. Its primary focus will be envisioning the future of learning experiences by designing and implementing the visuals, interactions and experience for Michigan Online and supporting projects.
The designer selected for this position will collaborate closely with other members of the Academic Innovation Team including software developers, behavioral scientists, learning experience designers and researchers. It will include oversight of graphic design and user experience interns.
You are an intellectually curious, creative problem solver. You lead by listening, by collaborating, and by encouraging. You think impractically before layering in constraints. You challenge yourselves and your collaborators to think about impact and design solutions to identifiable challenges. You care about the usability, functionality and presentation of the applications you design. You know how to work backward to address a problem rather than accept a solution.
You are known for your forward-looking mindset, anticipating needs and opportunities before they emerge. You believe in iteration and spending time to get a detail right before moving on. You think in terms of efficiency and sustainability by reducing points of failure. You take pride in the work you deliver and are known for the quality of your deliverables. You set ambitious goals and realistic milestones.
You are valued as a team member and thought partner. You are comfortable presenting your ideas to your team and stakeholders. You are a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator who works well in team settings, knowing where to listen to the expertise of others and when to lead with your own.
You think from the user perspective and challenge yourself and your collaborators to think about impact while designing solutions to identifiable challenges. You care deeply about the usability, functionality and presentation of the applications you design. You have experience creating something new and helping projects realize their potential.
Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
Note: This is a three year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 165282
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.