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User Experience (UX), UCLA Graduate Division

Los Angeles, California 90095
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As one of America's finest universities, UCLA has a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service. UCLA is California's largest university and a model for public institutions of higher education. Academic excellence, faculty distinction and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of the UCLA experience. The university is an educational and architectural landmark in Los Angeles, attracting thousands of visitors and scholars each year. 

Under the supervision of the Director of Information Technology and Institutional Research, assists the Graduate Division in developing user-centric information systems, applications, and business processes. The UX Designer will conduct detailed analyses and evaluations of business requirements and will develop comprehensive information architecture solutions, user interfaces, and graphic designs for Graduate Division web and media applications. Incumbent will conduct focus groups, usability testing, and employ related requirements gathering methods and processes; will develop wireframes, prototypes, taxonomies, and navigation systems. The UX Designer will also serve as the lead on web and media related communication, branding, and marketing strategies impacting the user-experience, and will be responsible for the execution of the division’s digital user-engagement practices and services.


  • Understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of information architecture practices, methodologies, tools, and services.
  • Understanding of the user-centered design process (user research, user needs assessment, user modeling, design, usability evaluation and developer relations).
  • Understanding of design principles, guidelines and relevant policies including web accessibility standards.
  • Understanding and experience in web analytics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in evaluating business systems or process and recommending/implementing improvements, process re-engineering.
  • Skills in diagramming, prototyping and using design tools.
  • Demonstrated effective writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.  Demonstrates problem-solving skills.  Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Basic web and/or software development skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing user interface design best practices and guidelines in websites and/or production software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design principles and guidelines for area of expertise (i.e., visual design, interaction design, information/data visualization, user interface software).
  • Basic understanding of common software architectures and IT infrastructure technologies, especially presentation layer technologies (e.g. HTML, CSS).
  • Demonstrated experience using common graphic design software such a Photoshop and In Design.
  • Knowledge of common tools and software for creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.

Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting. 

The target salary range for this position is between the posted minimum and $7,500 monthly. 


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks of vacation per year; an average of 12 days sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website. Go to https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu and search for Requisition 28099. Alternatively, you may click or copy/paste the following link into your browsers address bar:


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.



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