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Teams & Open Positions

Product Development

Role: Creative – Product Designer

 

The Opportunity

Looking for a chance to create something for good? At AccessNow our goal is to be the number one trusted source for accessibility information globally. We are looking for a Product Designer to join our team who will be responsible for contributing designs to the end-to-end experience across all digital properties, including online mobile and future offerings.

 

What you will do:

  • Lead the design of product and feature development from start to finish; including customer journey mapping, scenario creation, pixel perfect mocks and prototypes for all digital channels (online, tablet, mobile, kiosk)
  • Conduct usability testing with customers throughout the design process – from early paper prototypes, clickable mock ups and fully functional prototypes
  • Proactively identify and anticipate user expectations and needs
  • Juggle multiple projects at different stages of development (i.e. concept, build, etc)
  • Lead and facilitate stakeholder alignment workshops using various design methodologies, including co-creation sessions, sketching, and design sprints
  • Utilize the right medium to communicate your vision, whether it be sketches, mocks, etc
  • Work closely with technology and product management teams throughout the development cycle, creating new concepts and iterating quickly on designs when technical roadblocks are met

 

Your experience:

  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years in product design for web and mobile channels
  • Proven track record in translating business needs into product experience initiatives
  • Strong portfolio showcasing user-centered product products / services shipped, including new feature/experience development from start to finish and/or full site redesign experience
  • Innovative and creative approach to product research and design
  • Expert in Sketch, Invision, Framer, and other design tools
  • Expert in design research; this includes field research, user interviewing, usability and A/B testing
  • Strategic and analytical thinking with a comfort presenting recommendations
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to tell compelling stories about the work
  • Ability to lead and facilitate design workshops and co-create sessions and design sprints is an asset
  • Knowledge of service design and design thinking is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of Product Management/Product Owner principles is a strong asset
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Full understanding of software development lifecycle best practices
  • Experience working on mobile applications a must
  • Experience working for a startup company a bonus

What you bring:

  • Strong organizational, writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Possess excellent time and project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of change
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • A team player who builds strong relationships based on trust and integrity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passionate and determined
  • Egoless nature
  • A continuous learner
  • Follow through consistently on work commitments
  • A real passion for accessibility

 

*People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

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Community & Marketing

Role: Community Engagement Manager

AccessNow is hiring for the role of Community Engagement to oversee our engagement goals amongst communities both online and offline. You will be responsible for managing and implementing strategies that mobilize people to contribute, advocate and volunteer in the real world and on the internets.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic who is ready to jump into the world of accessibility, with enough flexibility to take on any curve balls or unique tasks along the way as we work to scale in our efforts to create a more inclusive world.

The Community Engagement manager oversees diverse operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient communicator. Having excellent people skills, exemplary work ethics, and digital communication skills are attractive characteristics of the ideal candidate.

The goal of the Community Engagement position is to nurture and scale community activity to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

Responsibilities include:

Community Engagement

  • Identification and outreach of candidates/organizations for community efforts
  • Act as point of contact/liaison with community partners
  • Design and manage community engagements including MapMissions and other events
  • Present materials and educational programming to external audiences which can include schools, corporate partners, and other organizations
  • Manage ambassador program

Events: MapMissions, activations and other experiences

  • Organize events and activations that support the goals of community and corporate partners which may include:
    • Volunteer recruitment
    • Employer/employee recruitment
    • Partner/sponsor recruitment
    • Coordinate logistics

Content Marketing

  • Develop collateral and support material for community engagement activities, events, trade shows and other corporate initiatives
  • Provide content support for funding applications, presentations, speeches, public relations and other outward facing communications activities
  • Write, edit and manage blog posts, newsletters and occasional handling of social media accounts
  • Light graphic design work for web, social and content development

Requirements

  • Proven experience in community engagement or relevant role
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrable competency in content marketing and community outreach
  • Experience in public speaking will be a plus
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and performance/operation metrics
  • Experience managing and organizing events
  • Working knowledge of MS Office/Google Docs, wordpress, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • BA/BFA in Media Studies or relevant field


    *People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

AccessNow recruits, hires, trains and promotes individuals in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations without regard to a person’s race, colour, religion, age, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or other category. We welcome and celebrate all people.

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