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Our Webby award-winning website, GreatSchools.org, had nearly 46 million unique visitors last year and reaches more than half of all U.S. families with school-age children every year. As the nation’s leading guide to preK-12 schools, the site offers profiles of about 200,000 public and private schools and more than one million ratings and reviews by parents, teachers, and students. In addition, GreatSchools offers thousands of research-based articles, videos, and worksheets to help parents support their children’s learning.

Current openings

UX Designer

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. As a UX Designer, you’ll work closely with our product and engineering teams on the research, design, and implementation of our products and services. If you are a collaborative problem-solver who is ready to use your talents to help millions of parents understand school information, find the right school for their child, and support learning at home, then this position is for you.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Oakland, CA. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace — education is a universal concern and we need people from all backgrounds to help parents navigate their options.

Responsibilities

  • Create world-class user-centered designs that address customer feedback, business requirements, and usability study findings.
  • Develop user flows, wireframes, visual mockups/assets, style guides, and prototypes for responsive web and mobile user interfaces.
  • Help run user research, test prototypes, and manage deliverables in an agile design sprint process.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of professional experience as a UX/UI designer, product designer, or similar role.
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design methodologies and web/mobile design principles.
  • Proficiency with design tools such as Sketch, InVision, Zeplin and Adobe CS.
  • Experience conducting user interviews and usability tests.
  • Familiar with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS design trends and best practices.
  • Experience working with product managers and engineers.
  • Portfolio and work samples including user-centered design skills, flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity)

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé and portfolio. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Apply now.


Data Analyst

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. We are looking for a Data Analyst to help us extract, transform and load educational data for display on our website. If you love working with data and want to use your talents to help tens of thousands of parents every day find the right school for their child then this position is for you.

This position reports to the Senior Director, Engineering. It is a full time, exempt position located in Oakland, CA. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace — education is a universal concern and we need people from all backgrounds to help parents navigate their options.

Responsibilities

  • Key player in the data pipeline. Take raw data supplied by state DOEs, etc, and transform it for internal and external consumption.
  • Become proficient in our data schemas — where and how data is stored, and why. This includes starting to understand the complex interplay between data and web/feed code.
  • Gain an understanding of our data tools, pipelines and processes. Use this with support from Engineering to implement small-scale tool and process enhancements that support increased automation and quality control of data loading.
  • Perform thorough quality assurance analysis before and after loading data and participate in quality assurance on the work of other members of the data team.
  • Support Engineering in solving data architecture problems.
  • Support Data Science in implementing scalable processes e.g. creating new database infrastructure, writing scalable R code, etc.
  • Assist in size and difficulty assessment for acquired data loads.
  • Participate in code reviews.

Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with SQL.
  • Hands on experience with a programming/statistical computing language.
  • Ability to apply a detail-oriented, critical eye to data quality.
  • Able to prioritize work, manage multiple projects and work within tight deadlines.
  • Good communicator and strong contributor to team projects.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Apply now.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.


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We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Unless otherwise specified, all of our open positions are located in our Oakland, CA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.