Careers

The goal of Ross Institute is to provide access for all children to a learning environment which cultivates the skill sets, values and sensibilities necessary to succeed in a global society. We seek passionate individuals committed to this vision. Ross Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@ross.org.


Web Designer

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Ross Institute seeks an in-house web designer to conceptualize and build prototypes for public facing marketing sites promoting Ross Institute, Ross School and Ross Learning System. This is a year-long, full time position, however candidates willing to commit 20–30hrs per week will also be considered. The position may be based in East Hampton, NY or in New York City, with flexibility to travel to East Hampton 1–2 days / week, as needed.

Responsibilities
• Conduct user research and provide written and visual documentation to inform design of sites
• Create wireframes, site maps, user interfaces, and comp designs that illustrate hierarchy and navigation in consultation with internal design and content teams
• Create templates and style sheets
• Work collaboratively with development, content, visual design, and marketing teams
• Test concepts, perform task and user analysis, and assist with user acceptance testing

Requirements
• Strong creative portfolio of website / interactive design samples
• Expert experience with HTML and CSS
• Proficient in JQuery and JavaScript
• Expert experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
• Knowledge of SEO best practices
• Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
• Self-directed and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ross Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidate must sign a confidentiality agreement. Please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio of work to hr@ross.org.

Front End Developer for Digital Interactives

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Ross Institute seeks an in-house front end developer to work on interactive web-based applications related to Ross Learning System. This is a year-long, full time position, however candidates willing to commit 20–30hrs per week will also be considered. The position may be based in East Hampton, NY or in New York City, with flexibility to travel to East Hampton 1–2 days / week, as needed.

Responsibilities
• Conduct user research and provide written and visual documentation to inform design of applications
• Gather and document technical requirements
• Evaluate and recommend appropriate usage of Rich-UI components and capabilities to enhance user experience
• Translate wireframes, comps, and functional requirements into functional HTML/CSS/JavaScript
• Work collaboratively with development, content, visual design, and marketing teams to build highly efficient, user-friendly interfaces
• Test concepts, perform task and user analysis, and assist with user acceptance testing

Requirements
• Expert HTML and CSS skills
• Expert JavaScript, CSS and jQuery skills
• Expert Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator skills
• Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
• Knowledge of SEO principles
• Knowledge of relevant emerging technologies
• Ability to perform well in fast-paced environment
• Strong creative portfolio of interactive design samples
• Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
• BS/MS in Computer Science, UX Design or relevant field

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ross Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidate must sign a confidentiality agreement. Please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio of work to hr@ross.org.

User Interface Designer

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Ross Institute seeks an in-house user interface designer to conceptualize and build prototypes for public facing marketing sites promoting Ross Institute, Ross School and Ross Learning System. This is a year-long, full time position, however candidates willing to commit 20–30hrs per week will also be considered. The position may be based in East Hampton, NY or in New York City, with flexibility to travel to East Hampton 1–2 days / week, as needed.

Responsibilities
• Collaborate with design team to define and implement solutions for product direction, visuals and experience
• Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
• Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
• Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
• Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback

Requirements
• Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio
• Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
• Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, or other visual design and wire-framing tools
• Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
• Experience working effectively with developers
• Knowledge of current UI trends, techniques, and technologies
• BS/MS in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ross Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidate must sign a confidentiality agreement. Please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio of work to hr@ross.org.

Educational Online Assessment Writer

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Ross Institute is creating a series of innovative, interactive online courses for educators. We are seeking a consultant for the role of Educational Online Content Assessment / Exam Writer, for approximately 3-4 months, part-time, 20-25 hours a week. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities
• Developing adaptive assessment exams for online professional courses
• Developing a teacher certification adaptive exam for online consumption
• Writing quizzes to check understanding of complex content
• Writing content for online activities like scenarios, simulations and decision trees, educational gaming and drag and drop matching

Qualifications/Expectations
• Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in technical writing, professional writing, publishing, linguistics or journalism
• Minimum of 3-5 years experience writing online educational assessment and online content for undergraduate or graduate level courses addressing cultural history
• Ability to determine how to create educational assessment of complex content and terminology, based upon standards of educational pedagogy and curriculum writing
• Basic understanding of coding logic
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet short and fast deadlines, while providing a high-quality writing product
• Writer can work remotely from their home office or from our Manhattan or East Hampton, NY offices, with occasional meetings at the Ross Institute in East Hampton, NY

Please submit resume, cover letter and writing samples. Samples should include educational assessment exams, one sample of content writing for simulations or scenario-based activities and other educational content in PDF format.
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