Product Designer

  • Design
  • Full-time
  • San Francisco
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Change.org is the world's largest technology platform for social change. Our goal is to empower people everywhere to start campaigns around the issues they care about, mobilize others, and work with decision makers to drive solutions.

We’re also an innovative business – a "social enterprise” and a certified B Corporation, with a business model designed to support positive social impact (more about B Corps: www.bcorporation.net).

Over 150 million people have started and signed petitions, and our users win nearly one victory per hour, including strengthening hate crime legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; ending the ban on gay Boy Scouts in the United States, and big wins for women’s rights in India. And we’re just getting started. Here’s a small snapshot of some of the victories our users have had: https://youtu.be/h4O81mgK85E.

We have also launched an elections platform for the 2016 US election. Using Change Politics, anyone can submit questions directly to the candidates, and easily find endorsements from the people and organizations they trust most. It's live at www.changepolitics.org.

We love serving our incredible users, and we love our staff too. We show it with very competitive salaries, five weeks of vacation, robust maternity and parental leave, an amazing culture, free language training (if you want it), and a high impact, low-ego team that can’t wait to learn from you and teach you what they know.


Here’s what you’ll do as part of our team:

  • Shape a big, meaningful product. Contribute to the planning of a massively impactful website—enabling scores of weekly victories worldwide—in a team small enough for your personal contributions to be seen.
  • Solve big problems. How can everyday people start social movements? How can technology shape government and social policy?
  • Work with great people. Collaborate start-to-finish in a product team, joining a product manager, researcher and engineers with whom you’ll understand, ideate and learn; grow with a supportive design team unabashedly nerdy about craft and finding the best solutions wherever they come from.
  • Carry designs from problems to prototypes to features that ship. Change.org product teams work together from the outset of a goal to seeing polished features regularly deployed to millions of people. This collaborative arrangement requires versatile product designers who like research and discovery, broad generation of UX possibilities, a good sense of brand and copy, and proficiency to assist engineers with clean front-end implementation.
  • Conduct product discovery with, and sometimes without the support of a User Researcher. Investigate how a problem has been addressed elsewhere; identify common UX patterns and practices; ask questions and proactively research the qualitative and quantitative data that will help you answer them.
  • Find the best design, where it comes from: generate lots of possibilities, seek lots of feedback, and present the rationale behind the options you think work best.
  • Participate in developing the Change.org CSS and component styleguide, which exists in the codebase (like Twitter Boostrap) and is collectively maintained by the design team
  • Wake up excited to work. You’re building the world's largest platform for social change, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.

And here are the skills & experience we hope you have:

  • You’ve worked with a consumer web product (bonus if you also have experience working with internationalization and cross-device web apps).
  • You’re concerned with details and the craft of design, bringing age-old principles of good design to the modern web; irked, for example, when line-heights hurt readability. Above all you believe good form follows good function.
  • From Adobe Illustrator to Sketch to whatever you think does the job best, you’re tool agnostic, happy to learn new ones, and have enough front-end (HTML/CSS/JS) familiarity to collaborate with engineers on your team.
  • You’re a driven communicator who loves to work with people, and you’re ready to lead design on your product team in the context of a cohesive overall UX.

The position is full-time and located in San Francisco.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

We are working for a world where no one is powerless, and where creating change is a part of everyday life. We're just getting started, and we hope you'll join us.


Change.org Careers

Outsized impact

Change.org is the fastest growing social change organization in the world, empowering more than 50 million people to create change in their communities.

Amazing people

We are building a world-class team of technologists and creatives along with the most accomplished team of social movement creators in the world.

Extraordinary benefits

5 weeks vacation

Free language training

Personal growth