The Path Forward Return to Work program at Return Path is a 16- week paid internship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.
At Return Path, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with other women and men transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who've been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.
Return Path offers flexibility that we know today's workers need to be healthy and productive. During the Return to Work program we offer interns additional flexibility to make the on-ramp to paid work as smooth as possible. Apply now to learn more!
The Impact You'll Have at Return Path
As a User Experience Designer at Return Path, you will work at the intersection of user needs, technology innovation, beautiful design and business goals. You'll use lean practices working with our Product and Engineering teams to set clear goals based on the results of discovery and customer research. A wide range of your skills will come into play including the creation of user flows, sketches, wireframes, interactive prototypes and polished interfaces all the way to guiding the implementation with our development team and validation of your designs.
- Research and interview our customers to learn about their needs and pain points.
- Define and communicate what success looks like for our customers.
- Collaborate with product teams to define the product vision and requirements.
- Deliver quality designs from rough concepts to polished mockups.
- Measure the success of your solutions through user testing and analytics.
- Maintain consistency in our products by adhering to design guidelines.
- Present and communicate your ideas to a wide variety of key stakeholders.
- Share and teach design best practices with others in the company.
What does it take to be successful in this role?
- A strong candidate will be organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage deadline-driven projects. We look for people with the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with direct accountability both as an individual and as a team member. A strong candidate must be curious and have a thirst for learning how things work.
- Portfolio demonstrating interaction design and visual design skills.
- Data visualization experience a definite plus.
- Knowledge and understanding of user-centered design principles and user testing methods.
- Experience gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
- Knowledge of (or a willingness to quickly learn) design tools such as Sketch and Invision.
- Ability to learn new tools in a timely manner.
- Experience driving projects from conception to execution.
- Some experience working with product management and engineering teams to deliver projects.
- Knowledge and understanding of an Agile development environment.
Path Forward Overview (Return Path)
- This program is designed to be a hands-on, career-related experience that helps remove any perceived risk and gives participants a gradual and structured ramping-up platform
- Path Forward participants at Return Path will have responsibilities that mirror the professional activities of their colleagues rather than performing only clerical tasks
- Be a leader in the Community - NCWIT and Diversity programs
- There is flexibility to switch roles and wear different hats. If there's something you want to work on, speak up and we promise you'll be heard.
- Duration: Feb 28 - Jun 20 (approx)