Researcher, Freelance

Los Angeles

At A Hundred Years, we focus on complex challenges that create positive social impact through design.
We’re looking for a highly organized design researcher to support our strategy and creative practices with meaningful, human-centered insights for our purpose-focused engagements.

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Your Work

Human-Centered Primary Research

  • Conduct and prepare scripts for primary research activities.
  • Naturally empathetic, curious and passionate about people.
  • Synthesize findings and articulate insights for visually driven presentation decks.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • At home when creating presentation decks with narrative, clarity, and focus.

Business, Brand & Cultural Strategy

  • Identify target audience/consumer/user/target markets with an eye towards functional and emotional needs and expectations, along with engagement opportunities and segmentation.
  • Surface organizational strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, and culture.
  • Understand an organization’s products, services, experiences and place in the market.
  • Define comparable and competitive landscapes, emerging trends, and innovation opportunities.

Design Thinking & Creative Brainstorming

  • Support ideation and design thinking workshops with your project team.
  • Summarize, synthesize, and further the findings in those workshops for client deliverables.
  • Suggest exercises and methods for workshop activities.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of qualitative research experience.
  • A familiarity with designing for humans in digital or physical environments.
  • Comfortable presenting to clients and your team.
  • An enthusiastic, imaginative demeanor and the ability to translate complex business goals into elegant insights, strategy, program, and product opportunities.

Senior Project Manager

Los Angeles

At A Hundred Years, we focus on complex challenges that create positive social impact through design.

The Project Manager is an integral partner, and collaborator on the 100yrs team, managing our strategy, design, and digital projects, coaching the internal team to a successful delivery, and communicating openly with our clients and partners.

We’re looking for a team player with a strong sense of accountability and leadership - passionate about the work and committed to exceeding our clients’ goals, while ensuring success.
 You will manage creative, strategic, interactive and digital projects while working closely with our leadership, and project teams.

This is a long-term contract with a possibility to become full-time.

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Description

  • Coordinate and co-facilitate discovery and workshop sessions with clients and internal groups to define project scope.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, timelines, milestones and weekly status reports.
  • Ensure clear communication between clients and internal teams.
  • Manage client expectations and mitigate project risk by openly communicating project status, task prioritization and project deadlines with internal and external teams.
  • Ensure that project deliverables, ranging from strategy decks, concepts, wireframes, visual designs, technical specifications, and end product are of the highest quality.
  • Ensure project deliverables are on time, budgets are being met, and client satisfaction is high.
  • Contribute insights, opportunities, and your own vision to our collective daily work.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years web/interactive/product and/or project management experience and some experience in working with startups or in small company environments.
  • Confident and flexible leader of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Experience with full cycle digital and strategic engagements
  • Familiar with the creative process and comfortable supporting both strategic engagements and design and product engagements.
  • A solid understanding of the software development process.
  • Able to facilitate communication flow between client, our team, and other project partners.
  • A solid understanding of content management systems (WordPress, Expression Engine, Drupal, Ruby on Rails).
  • Experience organizing and managing projects using online project management tools (Basecamp, SmartSheets) and agile tracking software (JIRA, GitHub, etc.).

Bonus:

  • Interest and experience in innovation, human-centered design, design thinking and social impact.
  • Experience working with foundations, universities and philanthropic organizations.
  • Aptitude for recognizing areas of improvement and providing leadership in process and technical improvements.

To Apply:
Send your resume and please share a recent project story or professional anecdote that embodies a hundred year outlook