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Current Openings

Community Mobilizer/Mobilization Curator

Full time. Apply by March 30

#marketer #social media guru #networker #coach #maker #organizer #motivational speaker #learner #doer

Do you have a background in marketing, sales, volunteer recruitment, and campaigning – plus an awesome personal network you’re not afraid to tap into as a rolodex? Are you a bona-fide extrovert, with an uncanny ability to win over crowds and build relationships? Is ‘no’ a word that sparks creativity and gumption, rather than frustration and anxiety? If the answer is ‘yes’, keep reading…

Posting CLOSED: Youth Learning Coach

Part time. Apply by March 16

#reflective #strategic #positivepsychology #selfactualization #educator #developer #strengths #growth

The core of the Learning Coach role is about getting to know people on their terms. Listening, observing, and play reflections back in such a way that enables individuals to gain clarity and initiate the changes they want to see in their own lives. Sound like you? Keep reading…

Design Fellow: Tech Coach

3-months, 3 days a week. No deadline to apply.

#fellowship #UXdesign #user research #engagement #techie #datascience #accessibility #UI #designprocess #attitudinal #behavioral #qualitative #quantitative

In 2018 we’re looking for recent grads/students to join our team in a blended role between operations and research. Help ‘real’ users — people with disabilities, their families, staff, and volunteers use our platform and gain a deep understanding of their needs. Turn your research into insights, trends and recommendations and reflected in our iterations. Excited? Read more…

Community Mobilizer/Mobilization Curator

#marketer #social media guru #networker #coach #maker #organizer #motivational speaker #learner #doer

full-time position 

The Curator position is a groundbreaking new role for the social sector. Tired of the staid and too often stigmatizing activities on offer for people with developmental disabilities, we’ve created a catalogue full of novel and offbeat learning experiences. But, here’s the best part. All of our learning experiences are hosted by wonderful locals – students, retirees, curious citizens, and business owners – in homes, workplaces & public spaces. As one of our Curators, you’ll hit the ground to meet and recruit people with developmental disabilities and community members. You’ll identify people’s interests, and coach them to share those interests in one-hour, in-person exchanges. It’s a volunteer experience we want to be unlike any other. You’ll help to transform volunteering into an easy, on-demand, passion-led pursuit. To keep host energy and momentum up, you’ll have superb follow through and a hefty dose of creativity. You’ll join our team of other creative souls whose only limits are what we can imagine and make happen.

The nuts and bolts

This position is a full time, term position hosted by Kinsight. Kinsight works alongside families of children, youth and adults with developmental delays and disabilities to set and achieve goals that will increase opportunities for growth, development and greater independence. Their mission is to promote options and opportunities for people to have meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.

More about you

  • You’re driven by big ideas. Mission matters to you. And you really see community inclusion and connectedness as a mission worth signing-up to. The status quo pisses you off, and you see putting in the hard work required for social transformation as worth it.
  • You’re a reflexive learner. You are energized by what you don’t know, as much as what you do know. You seek out novelty in your own life, and courageously pursue things even when you’re not good at them.  You wholeheartedly believe in a growth mindset: that everyone – no matter their background of circumstances – can develop over time. It’s never too late to stretch yourself.
  • You’re curious and open-minded. A curator is a bit of an anthropologist, looking for culture in their community and tapping into it. You’re a natural at authentically getting to know people and figuring out what makes them tick. You see the best in people: helping them discover new things about themselves, articulating their passions, and inspiring them to share with others.
  • You’re a charming communicator. You delightfully compose words and imagery  – and can write & speak copy that people want to engage with. Pitches just roll off your tongue. You see yourself as a bit of a social media wizard – able to capture more in 140 characters than most can in 1000. You enjoy creating novel content, and splicing together quotes, photos, and video in ways that convey the Kudoz spirit and prompt people to act. Technology is your friend.
  • You’re opportunistic and strategic. You’re all about going to people where they are at and developing different value propositions to see what sticks. You love variety in your day and are jazzed by just hitting the ground and making surprising things happen. But, your approach is more than trial and error. You base what you do on grounded hunches, gathered intelligence, and of course, data. Far from overwhelming you, numbers inject you with energy and ideas for action. You are not afraid to fail and iterate.
  • You cross boundaries. You don’t live your life in boxes or compartments. You’re not shy at drawing on your personal networks and will make whatever phone calls and send whatever emails are necessary to make good things happen, quickly.
  • You’re all about details and follow through. You subscribe to the belief that the devil is in the details. It’s so important to you to create interactions and materials that are well thought through and well executed. You get that a good idea is not enough and gain satisfaction from implementation, documentation, and follow-up.
  • You work well under pressure. Logistically, you know how to work to a deadline, be on time, and consistently deliver. Variability is not your thing. The pursuit of excellence is a core value – so you take the time to put in place robust work processes.
  • You’re looking for purpose, not a job. This isn’t a 9-to-5 job, which is handy, because you don’t want one of those. You’re at a point in your life where you are able to invest your time and connections in something meaningful. You’re ready to make big stuff happen and can flex your time as needed.
  • You’re a collaborator and team player. You derive energy from working closely with others, and totally think the sum is more than its parts. You step in where needed, take initiative, explicitly communicate your needs, and nurture close working relationships. You welcome regular and honest feedback. Your project positivity.
  • You’re resilient in the face of rejection. Meeting with people, lots of people can be tiring. Your cheeks may  get sore from smiling, your throat dry from talking, and your hands chapped from all the hand shaking. That’s ok – you’ve got some good self-care techniques. And rather than feel turned off by rejection, you see it as gist for the mill. It makes you smarter – and sharpens your strategy.

Youth Learning Coach

#reflective #strategic #positivepsychology #selfactualization #educator #developer #strengths #growth

part-time position

The core of the Learning Coach role is about getting to know people on their terms. They listen, observe, and play reflections back in such a way that enables individuals to gain clarity and initiate the changes they want to see in their own lives. Learning Coaches hold the space for people to venture outside of their comfort zones, explore their values and strengths, and practice strategies to overcome anxieties. They do all of this by drawing on a variety of frameworks, including positive psychology and self actualizing theory, plus their own warmth and intuition. You skillfully break down opportunities for change into bite-sized pieces – steps that ask people to stretch, but don’t feel overwhelming.

About you

You love to learn. You’re insatiably curious and are constantly seeking challenge and novelty in your own life. You are generous in sharing what you’re learning and experiencing with others.

You’re a people person. You have a knack for listening with warmth and without judgement. You make people feel at ease and open up.

You’re a motivator and change agent. Personal reflection comes naturally to you, and you’re skilled at helping others see the insights you’ve identified. You have strategies to spark a person’s intrinsic motivation to take action. You can help people identify their strengths and build on them to come up with solutions to their own challenges and to build their problem-solving muscles.

You’re brave and bold, without taking over a room. You know when to speak up and when to step back. You’re not afraid to cold call or door knock to make things happen. You know how to change your message and story for the audience, and are perceptive of body language and tone.

You’re a big picture thinker with the ability to zoom in and zoom out. You’re good at holding a bigger purpose in the back of your mind, while juggling on the day-to-day activities that help us get there. Plus, you don’t work in isolation. You’re also a critical part of a hard-working, fast-paced team, and your ideas help strengthen the whole team’s practice and impact.

You are motivated by great work and like to push the envelope. You’re not satisfied with ‘just getting the job done.’ For you, excellence really matters. You put your all into things, and really take pride in the things you do and make.

You are comfortable with emergence, change, and living life in grey areas. You don’t rely on others to provide structure for your work because you’re able to build the working conditions you need for yourself. You like working in a fluid environment where things change quickly, and are energized by a shifting day-to-day.

You know something about learning and change processes. You might have experience with life or executive coaching, counselling, peer support, or reflective practice. You have frameworks or strategies for helping people through anxieties, fears, and other obstacles getting in the way of change.

What we offer

Experience working with an international team at the forefront of social design. We’re an international team of designers, doers and social scientists, working with developers, researchers and filmmakers. We operate from our studio in Burnaby (Metro Vancouver).

Exposure our work features in design journals and at conferences, and so will yours. Kudoz has won the UX for Good and Best UX awards in Vancouver! 

Impact you’ll be able to see your work and it’s impact in the real world.

A big part of our work is testing directly with ‘real’ users — people with disabilities, their families, staff, and volunteers. We’ve been live prototyping for two years with about 200 users. Over that period we’ve designed several versions of a website, a mobile app and lots of printed materials. 

Design Fellow: Tech Coach

#Fellowship #uxdesign #user research #engagement #techie #datascience #accessiblity #UI #designprocess #attitudinal #behavioral #qualitative #quantitative
part-time (3 days a week, 3 months)

We’re cooking up a new residency for 2018. It’s a unique opportunity for a tech savvy student or recent grad wanting experience with a social services startup.

We’re asking for a 3 month commitment. This will be an awesome resume building opportunity.

As our Tech Coach, you will primarily support adults with a disability to use apps to respond quickly, stay organized and collect media to reflect later. You will run coaching sessions, host tech focused experiences in the catalogue, and do first hand user research, reporting trends in user behaviour and considering new features.

You will also gain experience working on our internal tech stack (Python/React) as well as other UX, engagement and analytics tools like Invision, Sketch, Mixpanel & Twillio.

What we offer
Experience working with an international team at the forefront of social design. We’re an international team of designers, doers and social scientists, working with developers, researchers and filmmakers. We operate from our studio in Mt. Pleasent, Vancouver.

Exposure our work features in design journals and at conferences, and so will yours. This is the year Kudoz is getting traction. We’ve were shortlisted for an international Service Design Award (SDN) and won Vancouver’s Best of Show + UX for Good Awards. We’re recognized as a case study of a new kind of social service, with the promise to change the existing system. 

Impact you’ll be able to see your work and it’s impact in the real world. A big part of our work is testing directly with ‘real’ users — people with disabilities, their families, staff, and volunteers. We’ve been live prototyping for two years with about 200 users. Over that period we’ve designed several versions of a website, a mobile app and lots of printed materials. You would help us to test our  system to find gaps and opportunities for improvement.