Lead UI Designer

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Association of American Medical Colleges · Washington, DC

Design + UX
Partners & Advocates
Posted 3 weeks ago

User Experience Design (UX)

Who we are:
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, medical research, patient care, and community collaborations conducted by our member institutions. We are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our goal to improve the health of people everywhere. The AAMC strives to make a positive impact not only in your career, but in your life. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which features:

- Significant employer 403(b) contribution
- Public transportation subsidy
- Generous paid time off program
- Tuition reimbursement
- Wellness program


Why us, Why Now? 

The Lead UI Designer is responsible for the creation and upkeep of the user interfaces of AAMC.org and its related properties. Incumbent serves as expert UI designer to collaborate with Marketing, Product Development, and Executive teams in the development of the website and related digital products to create an enjoyable experience with the AAMC brand that positively impacts external users’ impressions and behaviors and makes them want to return to AAMC.org time and time again. 


How will you make an impact? 

  • Creates and maintains website aesthetics, graphics, layouts, and prototypes to support the AAMC’s voice, tone, and brand identity. 

  • Reviews, updates, and maintains all elements of site designs, interfaces, and interactions, from a human-factors perspective (i.e., ergonomics of human/computer interaction, workflow analysis, user research) to ensure maximum usability and alignment with the AAMC’s business objectives. 

  • Establishes and maintains the organization's user interface standards, techniques, and methods, including defining internal guidelines, user research practices, testing methodologies, and the like. 

  • Analyzes website technology and user experience industry trends to identify new techniques and ensure optimal user satisfaction and site functionality. 

  • Utilizes specialized depth and breadth of expertise in discipline or function; individual contributor recognized as a subject matter expert, providing advanced critical and analytical support to management team. 

  • Applies specialized knowledge of user experience and user research to solve a full range of complex problems.

  • Interprets internal and external challenges and recommends, creates, and develops, innovative solutions and/or best practices to meet these challenges. 

  • Produces graphic design for material for communications media such as magazines, promotional materials, brochures, catalogs, technical manuals, print advertising, multi-media presentations, and websites. 

  • Leads projects or project steps of varying size and has accountability for ongoing activities related to projects.  

  • Represents work unit or cluster in meetings. 

  • May participate in industry/knowledge reference group(s). 

  • May step in for manager during an absence.  

  • Coaches, mentors and/or trains less senior colleagues. 

  • Serves as trusted resource for management.


What you will bring to the role?

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital design, interface design, visual design, graphic communications or related field—or equivalent experience. Minimum 8 years of successful professional design experience. 

  • Must have a background in UI and UX design, web/digital design and production, user interface design, and an understanding of UX research. 

  • Highly proficient using Sketch to produce visuals for website, user interfaces, interactive prototypes, applications, graphics, typography, and other digital assets.

  • Experienced in HTML/CSS, Drupal, and other relevant design and web tools (InVision and Adobe Creative Suite). 

  • In-depth knowledge of capabilities and limitations of web technologies. 

  • Experience with the following not required, but a plus: mobile platforms, accessibility, Google analytics, and identity design. 

  • Preferably worked at a digital agency or in-house communications and marketing team, in a collaborative team environment. 

  • Outstanding written, verbal, and visual communications skills. Familiarity with health care, higher education issues a plus. 

  • Constant desire to learn and grow professionally and personally. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and new technologies is essential. 



Remote Work Eligibility


This position is eligible for remote work in the continental US


If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions.  One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.


The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative​​ Action Employer.  The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.



COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement


The AAMC is committed to providing and maintaining a safe work environment for all, taking measures to secure workforce continuity, and promoting the health and wellbeing of our members, stakeholders, and our communities at large. Therefore, the AAMC requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated.  Only vaccines that have been approved or granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA, or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted. More information on acceptable vaccines can be found here.


Please attach a resume as part of the application process. It is important that files DO NOT include periods ( . ) within the file name.


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