UX Designer

Posted: November 3, 2017

Eskolta School Research and Design, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City that helps educators reinvent schools to promote meaningful learning. Eskolta was launched in 2010 by a team with extensive background in public school reform. Its focus on turning around the dropout rate addresses one of the most critical problems facing public education today, and one that is gaining increased focus at the national level.

Project Overview

Eskolta is seeking an UX/UI Designer to develop a School Improvement Portal designed to provide educators with school-based professional development in the form of online modules. This contract is for the design of user interface for beta version of landing page and template for multiple learning modules, to be completed no later than May 2018.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the design of innovative, client-centric user experiences
  • Design the navigation, interaction flow, and graphic design of applications and experiences
  • Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, click-throughs, prototypes, and final designs of the School Improvement Portal in a Word Press environment.
  • Ensure that all design can be further modified and added to in Word Press.


  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • A minimum of 4-years experience working in UI/UXdesign, product design, interactive design, user experience, or similar role
  • Working knowledge of user experience, user interaction, and responsive design
  • Strong visual design and layout skills


  • A self-starter with the ability to move a project forward in a small, entrepreneurial environment
  • A good listener, eager to grow and take feedback to learn
  • A progressive thinker committed to Eskolta’s mission and values
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, and an eagerness to get the job done.

Eskolta Diversity

We value diversity and believe that different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences lead to deeper understanding and better approaches to our work. As we continue to grow as an organization, we aim to build an environment that reflects the diverse backgrounds of the communities we work with. Eskolta is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

To apply, send your resume, hourly rate/project fee and a link to your portfolio and/or websites/samples you’ve designed (with an explanation of what your role was in designing them) to jobs@eskolta.org.

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