Digital Product Designer

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/8/2023 5:02 PM)
Job Locations
US-NY-New York | US-NY
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Information Technology
New York
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US-NY-New York
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
National Audubon Society
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Location : Postal Code
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National Audubon Society - Headquarters
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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon's Digital Product Designer will work with the Digital Products team to lead UI/UX design efforts across our core digital properties, including, the Audubon Bird Guide app, and other digital projects within the Product team’s purview. This role will also collaborate closely with Audubon’s larger creative team, ensuring their work harmonizes with and helps evolve the design of the overall brand.



Salary range based on geo-differentials:

$100,000-$115,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle;

$90,000-$105,000 = Alaska, California, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY

$80,000-$95,000 = All other locations

Essential Functions

  • Fully own and evolve the design system of and the Audubon Bird Guide app, including building and maintaining pattern libraries of reusable components across products and platforms.
  • Strategize and execute on designs for new product features, iterative improvements to existing features, and in support of new initiatives, embedding closely with product and engineering teams, and working in close collaboration with the creative team overseeing the Audubon brand.
  • Design, build, and test rapid prototypes for new ideas, concepts, features and user interactions, including executing on front-end development where appropriate.
  • Employ a strong knowledge of typography, grid systems, visual hierarchy and balance, and color theory, as well as an eye for photography.
  • Conduct user research to better understand user intents, validate new designs, and advocate for user-centered design principles throughout Audubon.
  • Utilize the proper tools to generate meaningful insights into current user behavior, ensuring we are making data-informed design decisions at every step in the process.
  • Collaborate with Audubon stakeholders to ensure designs are meeting or facilitating strategic goals, including presenting and articulating design decisions to internal stakeholder groups.
  • Ensure all of Audubon’s digital products are accessible to all users, applying WCAG standards and collaborating with dedicated accessibility experts throughout the design process.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA and five or more years’ experience in intensive UI/UX design for web and mobile products serving large audiences. Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • A proven portfolio of effective designs that show creativity, a diversity of project types and outcomes, and a knack for delivering digital experiences that users love.
  • A rigorous focus on user needs and intents to shape designs, and experience with user research in all its forms and methods, including tools such as
  • A definitive creative vision and use of design best practices, a high level of visual sophistication, a keen eye for photography, and strong typography skills are essential.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams, gathering feedback and requirements from a diverse group of stakeholders with varying levels of technical expertise and translating them into effective designs.
  • Experience with the animation and/or motion graphics skills to make user interfaces come alive.
  • Knowledge of the tools & frameworks that drive modern digital product development across web and mobile, and the curiosity to keep up with and apply broader industry trends to Audubon’s work.
  • Experience and comfort working with Figma.
  • Front-end markup/javascript experience a huge plus.
  • Interest in, understanding of, and commitment to conservation and the mission of National Audubon Society.

This position is a union eligible position and is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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