04 Nov
User Experience (UX) Designer
Virginia, Charlottesville , 22902 Charlottesville USA

The University of Virginia Library seeks applicants for a User Experience Designer on the UX Team within the Communications Department. The User Experience Designer is responsible for helping with user experience, user interface design, user research, as well as some digital and print design projects.Responsibilities include: User Experience Design Collaborate with communications and user experience teams to uncover user needs - then work together to translate those needs into intuitive and engaging experiences Advocate for the user through human-centered design methods, ensuring our products, systems and services serve their needs Conceptualize original user interface design ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex roadblocks Communicate interaction and design ideas by creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps Work with the UX Research team to understand customer needs and define what is needed visually throughout the user experience using methods such as card sorting and tree testing, as well as usability studies Partner with cross functional stakeholders to understand user experience requirements Stay abreast of evolving user experience practices to proactively identify and recommend opportunities to enhance business processes and toolsGraphic & User Interface Design Create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment Create original graphic design and comprehensive visual concepts, including banners, layouts, posters, advertisements, etc.User Research Advocate for the user through human-centered design methods, ensuring our products, systems and services serve their needs Help with various user testing, focus groups, interviews, card sorting, tree tests, surveys, personas, and other methods to achieve research objectivesQualifications:

  • Bachelors in English, Communications, Computer Science, or other related field and at least 1 year of related work experience.
  • 5 or more years of related work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Passion for developing simple, clean, elegant user experiences
  • Possess strong attention to detail, focusing on visual and behavioral patterns
  • Experience with a collaborative culture; collaborate with local and remote design teams conducting frequent feedback sessions and iterations of your design work
  • Champion of user-centered design and user-research methodologies
  • Experience with using standard UX design tools: Figma, Sketch, Axure
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Solid understanding of HTML/CSS elements and principles
  • Ability to create consistent experiences while utilizing a UI/UX design system
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Anticipated hiring range: 65,000 75,000The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.TO APPLY:Complete an application online and attach:1. Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences 2. Resume or CV 3. 4 to 6 samples of current creative workPROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search Find Jobs, and search for R0028263". PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for R0028263 Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon OCoin, Senior Academic Recruiter, COVID Vaccination RequirementThe University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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