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For the past 23 years, we’ve been doing work that matters. We’re a digital agency that leverages technology to extend the influence of our mission-driven clients. Every day, our team of more than 100 digital strategists, architects, designers, and creators help leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies across the country make an impact. But this team still needs you! This is your opportunity to join the company helping those doing good in the world – do more, reach more, and achieve more. 

Do you want to define the structure of sites and apps for organizations doing important work around the world? We are looking for a talented User Experience Associate to join us at our headquarters in Alexandria, VA. As a user experience associate at Forum One, you’ll work to uncover insights and develop strategies to drive the creation of transformative digital experiences for our clients. You’ll work on multiple projects for a variety of amazing clients. What kind of clients could you support? We currently support Peace Corps, The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), USAID, Center for Strategic and International Studies, NMAAHC, Fairfax County Public Schools,  EPA and more!

As the ideal candidate, you’ll be capable of performing research activities, extracting insights, and brainstorming and communicating new concepts. In this role, you’ll collaborate across disciplines including creative, tech, design, strategy, and within your UX department to build powerful and strategically-grounded best-in-class user experiences. Our team is made up of highly motivated individuals who love to help agencies reach their full digital potential, and we're looking for someone with a similar mindset who is a skilled communicator, believes in our company’s mission, and brings an innovative and creative outlook.

What you’ll do:

  • Execute UX tasks and approaches including audience research, usability reviews and testing, analytics analysis, layout sketching for desktop, mobile, and other breakpoints, prototype creation, content strategy development, and data visualization design.
  • Assist Senior User Experience Designer in leading clients and teams in the crafting and execution of project strategic visions, using a variety of UX techniques and tools.
  • Listen to clients’ concerns and help the project team set the direction with transparency and clarity on project vision, audience focus, and UX aspects using simple language, concise messages, and clear next steps.
  • Balance UX needs with technical considerations, budget, and other constraints. 

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • One to two years of experience in user experience design, preferably in a consulting environment.
  • Excellent online portfolio.
  • Experience with doing interviews, surveys, usability testing, and meeting facilitation.
  • Experience in delivering wireframes, personas, content models, vision briefs, content inventories and audits, journey maps, heuristic review, competitive review, and analytics reviews.
  • Experience with Sketch, UXPin, Axure, Omnigraffle, Visio, Illustrator, Balsamiq, Webflow, or similar. Google Suite, InDesign, Keynote, MSPowerPoint, MSWord, and OptimalWorkshop Suite are strongly preferred.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Competitive Salary & Employee Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) match, Commuter benefits & flexible spending accounts  
  • 15 Vacation days, in addition to Sick Leave & Floating Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company-provided laptops
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Snacks (healthy ones and not so healthy ones)

What we value:

  • Passionate Practitioners – We care about the people who work for us, who we work with, and what we create. 
  • Joyful Collaborators – We’re enthusiastic, approachable, creative, pleasant, and reliable. 
  • Continuous Learners – We must always be expanding, refining, and improving our craft, value, and impact — as individuals and as a team.  
  • Inquisitive Problem Solvers – We bring a relentless curiosity and commitment to finding the best paths forward. 
  • Proactive Partners – We have a bias for action, tackling problems head-on, creating big ideas, and we’re hungry for progress. 
  • Trusted Allies – We do the right thing. For our clients, and for each other. 

Forum One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

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