Philadelphia, PA, USA
Character Lab is looking for a Director of User Experience. Reporting to the COO, Dr. Sean Talamas, the Director of User Experience will lead user research, user interface design, and product management for Character Lab Research Network’s digital platform. This is an exciting opportunity for a user-centered, innovative professional to have strategic impact by ensuring our Qualtrics-built digital platform meets the needs and expectations of our diverse users, including students, teachers, school administrators, and academic researchers. We believe our goal - to advance the science and practice of character development - cannot be reached without seamless interaction design grounded in deep empathy for each of these audiences.
Our digital platform is hosted by Qualtrics, and combines standard Qualtrics products with custom products designed in collaboration with and developed by Qualtrics’ engineering services teams. This unique combination of technology allows Character Lab Research Network to facilitate character development research activities at our partner schools in a convenient and secure online format.
The Director of User Experience will define and oversee the design process of our digital platform, manage a team of UX researchers and product managers, execute end-t0-end user-centered design process along with other internal goals, develop product roadmaps, maintain relationships with key external partners such as Qualtrics, lead projects to improve the UX of our existing offering, and spearhead new directions which address unmet user needs.
About Character Lab
Character Lab is a nonprofit devoted to advancing the science and practice of character development. We were founded in 2012 by two educators (Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph) and one scientist (Angela Duckworth) who see character development as essential to helping all children thrive.
Our research has shown that success and well-being depend on a multitude of strengths that are organized into three dimensions: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intellectual. Interpersonal strengths like gratitude and empathy enable caring relationships with other people; intrapersonal strengths like grit and growth mindset enable achievement; and intellectual strengths like curiosity and humor enable a fertile life of the mind.
To advance the science of character development, Character Lab connects leading psychologists with middle and high schools across the country. To advance the practice of character development, Character Lab translates research findings into Playbooks, instructional materials co-created with scientists, educators, and designers. To learn more, seeour most recent Annual Letter .
Our culture is both challenging (we’re never done improving) and supportive (one of our core values is excessive generosity). We are a small team of full-time designers, educators, and scientists (and one dog) under one roof. To learn more, read our Culture Book .
Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of professional experience in user research, user interface design, user experience, product management, or related fields/disciplines
A strong scientific background is preferred
Track record of user-first advocacy in complex projects which include other interests
Expert understanding of design patterns and best practices on mobile and web
Experience managing product roadmaps and product development cycles
Experience engaging stakeholders and getting buy-in on user-centered approaches
Experience leading and managing UX researchers, designers, and product managers
Natural facilitator who leads meetings to productive, collaborative outcomes
Deep understanding of how to apply lean UX research methods on quick timelines
Strategic thinker who isn’t afraid to get tactical when needed
Comfortable with people, clarity in communication
Proactive organizational skills lead to disciplined project management
Comfort leading a dynamic, diverse startup to rapidly iterate, build, test, and launch
Fierce work ethic and a sense of purpose which aligns with Character Lab’s mission
Required skills: Product / UX visioning, lean UX, human-centered design, open-ended discovery methods, user interface design, rapid prototyping, user research, user experience testing, product roadmap development, project management, data analysis
Able to understand and collaborate with: data scientists, agile developers, external/remote development teams, academic researchers, executives / board members
Lead UX / UI process for the organization
Translate business objectives into well-considered, lean design projects
Translate user research into actionable insights which are easy to understand
Take a disciplined, data-driven approach to prioritizing UX research and design work
Manage and guide research activities to identify opportunity, insights, and pain points
Manage and guide design activities to create winning solutions to key problems
Manage Character Lab’s long-term product roadmap across our various offerings
Work with a cross-functional, diverse team to achieve UX goals within constraints set by organizational objectives, research objectives, school objectives
Continuously monitor analytics of our platform in the wild and point out new opportunities to better understand or improve UX
Work collaboratively with vendors to ensure seamless UX within technical constraints
Help create a culture of innovation through cycles of iterative learning and ideation
Advocate for students, teachers, school administrators, and academic researchers
Facilitate collaborative workshops which bring the team together to handle complexity
Constantly think through Character Lab’s offerings from the perspective of end-users
Additional responsibilities as assigned
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
Frequent, prolonged, and irregular hours of duty
Occasional travel for work-related responsibilities and needs
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and skills. All full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package.
New York, NY, USA
AFS-USA is part of a worldwide network of AFS partner organizations that work together to advance global education and foster meaningful connections across cultures. As the network’s largest partner, AFS-USA works to increase the global competency of U.S. citizens by providing a variety of international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities. We are proud of our Staff of approximately 200 dedicated individuals, working from our national office in New York City as well as home offices across the county, who collaborate with our more than 4,000 AFS-USA Volunteers to deliver high quality programs and global education resources. These include: immersion-based study abroad experiences in over 40 countries worldwide; opportunities to host foreign AFS exchange students; and global learning workshops and curricula for educator, schools and businesses.
The Administrative Assistant, Quality Assurance and Compliance (QAC) is primarily responsible for assisting in the screening of applications of families who apply to host with AFS, ensuring adherence to AFS-USA’s acceptance criteria and communicating with other staff, volunteers and applicants to address any discrepancies. The QAC Administrative Assistant will also perform other administrative tasks related to the screening and selection of host family applicants and quality assessment.
Review host family applications for completeness and compliance with relevant standards, and communicate with other staff, volunteers and applicants to address any discrepancies.
Communicate any concerns or issues regarding host family placement quality to the appropriate staff.
Assist with compilation and recording of quality assessment data in AFS-USA’s internal database.
Assist RMCQA staff with other duties as needed.
Assist with at least one International Student Orientation event in New York.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Ability to manage multiple priorities under multiple deadlines
Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to work with confidential information in an appropriate manner
Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
POSITION DURATION: May to October, with potential to convert to permanent
Salary Requirements & Benefits The Administrative Assistant, QAC’s hourly pay rate is $15.00. A typical work week is 35 hours with the possibility of minimal overtime hours. This is a temporary position lasting up to six months, with potential to convert to permanent.
The Administrative Assistant, QAC may have the opportunity to assist with International Student Orientation events in one or more cities across the US.
AFS-USA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AFS-USA prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including behavior which targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics, such as but not limited to: race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, unemployment status, status as a certified medical marijuana patient or any other legally protected classification.
Monterey County Sheriff's Department
1414 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA, USA
Final Filing Date: January 16, 2019 by 5:00 PM Exam #18/14C30/12LA
The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus. The Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.
The Management Analyst performs a wide variety of administrative analytical duties of moderate to high scope and complexity and is responsible for the overall development, implementation, and oversight of all the Sheriff’s Office Contracts.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being accountable, demonstrate excellent communication and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships; possess strong oral and written communication skills; have good judgement, and deal tactfully with individuals.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process may be used to fill current vacancies as well as potential future vacancies throughout the County as they arise.
THE SUCCESS FULL CANDIDATE
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of: Principles of mathematical and statistical analysis, preparation and presentation; Research techniques; Principles and practices of public and/or business administration; Report writing; Internal and external operations, functions and resources related to the assignment.
Skill and Ability to: Analyze and interpret a wide variety of complex data and information; Conduct comprehensive and in-depth research; Identify issues, options and projected outcomes and make recommendations; Prepare and present written and oral reports; Interpret and apply codes, regulations, laws, policies, procedures and guidelines; Work independently and in a timely fashion; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Develops, prepares, modifies, and monitors all contracts for the Sheriff’s Office. 0
Works with the Department managers, County Purchasing, Risk Management, Auditor-Controller’s, County Counsel, and contractors to complete the contract cycle.
Maintains and coordinates the Department’s building and equipment maintenance and repair projects and activities.
Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Required Conditions of Employment: Successfully pass a thorough background/suitability process, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis.
Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete job description: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/class-specifications
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the “X“ Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevail over this listing.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.
Application and Selection Procedures
Apply On-Line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty
Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 755-3744 or (831) 755-3702 Fax: (831) 755-3828
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
A completed County of Monterey employment application
Response to the supplemental questions
Applications received after January 16, 2019 or fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.
MANAGEMENT ANALYST II-CONTRACTS
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND INSTRUCTIONS:
The required application materials include responses to the supplemental questions. Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the given deadline will not be considered. Supplemental questions responses must be numbered and each question must be addressed separately. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials. Failure to respond or provide a complete response to the supplemental questions will eliminate you from further consideration.
_____I have read and understand the supplemental questions instruction
Describe your experience that demonstrates your knowledge and ability to prepare and present written and oral reports on recommendations, data, impacts, options, strategies and conclusions that are based on analyses. Include information regarding your role, the target audience, the type of information prepared and presented
Describe your experience, education or training that demonstrates your knowledge and ability to provide administrative analytical staff support services for a major program or function. Please be sure to include any experience you may have in the development, preparation and processing of contracts; fully describing your role, level of responsibility and authority and the outcome.
Montgomery County, MD Government
Rockville, MD, USA
Manager III, Grade M3 (Section Chief, Facilities Management)
Department of General Services
$75,934 - $138,790
WHO WE ARE SEEKING
Montgomery County Government, Department of General Services, Division of Facilities Management (DFM), seeks a highly skilled and experienced Individual with strong analytical, critical thinking, supervisory and superior communication skills and who thrives in a fast-paced and challenging work environment, for the position of Deputy Chief of Facilities.
The successful applicant will be customer service oriented, have hands-on experience in project management across engineering and construction disciplines and be skilled in managing trades and craftsworker staff responsible for the maintenance of critical facility systems, decision-making under stressful circumstances, setting priorities and schedules.
The candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of, and experience with, work order systems, performance measures and reports, building automation, technology used in facility management and engineering technology tools (CAD, BIM, etc.).
WHO WE ARE/PROGRAM SUMMARY
The DFM provides for the comprehensive planning and delivery of daily maintenance services at over 400 County-owned and County-leased facilities, including mini-renovations, and oversight of building-related operations at County facilities used by County staff and residents. DFM consists of: Facilities Management, Engineering Services, Maintenance Repairs, Building Renovations and Inspection Services.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Deputy Chief, Section of Operations, Division of Facilities Management Services (DFM) of the Department of General Services (DGS), directs the DFM budget, contracts and human resources as they relate to capital-funded projects and related work, facility maintenance, renovation and inspection efforts.
The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement program and other distinct and level-of-effort CIP projects. The Deputy Chief of Operations leads a team of thirteen employees including engineers, inspectors, and maintenance/renovations technicians performing a variety of projects at over 400 County (owned and leased) facilities. The Deputy Chief of Operations serves as the lead for the DFM project review process as it relates to CIP projects in design by the County and other external agencies, and includes routine coordination with other DGS design and construction professionals on standards and practices.
The individual selected for this position will be considered an Essential Employee. Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave.
Examples of duties will include but not be limited to the following:
Oversees DFM warehouse operations, ensuring availability of parts and accurate inventorying of all components;
Works in close coordination with the DFM Deputy Chief of Property Management to ensure full coordination of projects and initiatives throughout the department;
Developing and implementing business process improvements; monitoring budget to actual expenditures and determining the reason(s) for any variance;
Coordinating guidelines and justification for budgetary increases; developing and monitoring program measures; drafting solicitations and scopes of service; preparing, negotiating and reviewing contracts, and administering contract services;
Determining, recommending, and defending staff and contract manpower needs and corresponding funding requirements;
Performs the full scope of supervisory functions including the assignment of duties, selection of employees, scheduling and approving leave, orienting new employees, training, evaluating performance, and resolving disciplinary problems;
Ensures adequate coverage of operations, keeping employees informed of DFM, DGS and County goals, objectives and policies, and informing management of employee issues and concerns; and
As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
Montgomery County Government offers a wide variety of competitive benefit programs/plans to eligible employees,
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the fields of engineering, facilities management and/or business administration.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Medical: Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a Medical History Review prior to appointment.
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position which are located in the full advertisement. You also may be required to provide a writing sample.
Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
To view the complete job announcement and to apply,
please visit our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html
click on the “Search Jobs" tab, and then on the Job Search link
Read the full job description under the “Managerial Executive” Job Category.
Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.
The requisition number is IRC34722
This Recruitment Will Remain Open Until Position is Filled
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips
listed under the “How to Apply” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.