Please note this role will begin remotely and will be based in one of our US studio locations of San Francisco, CA, Chicago IL, or Cambridge, MA by the start of 2022.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. We work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We are a community of people who thrive together in navigating the unknown with creativity and imagination and we encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
IDEO is looking to hire a creative storytelling leader to help shape and grow our Health Portfolio. Our goal is to be an indispensable partner to our clients in designing human-centered solutions within health. To do that, we are looking for an individual who can help us deliver on our purpose of “using design to solve some of the most complex challenges in health and well-being and bring equity, dignity and joy to all” through the medium of creative storytelling.
You will have the shared responsibility, with a team of other leaders around the firm, of guiding world-class talent and collaborating with top-tier local, regional, and international clients on complex challenges in healthcare.
As a Director, you will work with IDEO’s Health leadership team and provide critical guidance to the domain through a variety of capacities, including business development, mentoring, brand building, and craft excellence. You will make the biggest impact by using your craft of storytelling and passion for health in developing, managing, and executing a business development strategy that capitalizes on the range of opportunities in the market and ensures that IDEO’s design capabilities are properly represented to meet and exceed the client’s needs and expectations. Your skillset is critical to our work because you have the ability to cultivate client relationships and support the development of world-class designers.
At IDEO, we are committed to the work of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and in the world. Our purpose of having disproportionate, world-changing impact through design is directly connected to our ability to bring many different perspectives to the table. This applies to our candidates, the people we hire, the clients and customers we serve, and the communities we learn from in our research.
As a human-centered organization, we are committed to working with and designing for people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical ability or attribute, religion, national origin, or political belief. We recognize that this commitment requires ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. These commitments will also be part of your journey at IDEO, so please feel free to read more about them here.
We recognize that candidates will have various degrees of expertise for this role. As such, we would like to hear from senior candidates with a proven track record of leadership in creative organizations, in and out of the design industry.
If you are interested in applying, please provide your resume along with a portfolio or link to your work and a cover letter that touches on why you’re excited to be a creative leader at IDEO?
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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