Join the Team
Design Impact (or DI, as we fondly refer to ourselves) is not a typical company and we don’t work in typical ways. We aim to build an organization that mirrors the equity we want to see in the world, and we strive to be open-minded and collaborative in all that we do.
One big difference? The way our organization is structured. Our strategy is entirely implemented through an internal “squad system” (inspired by decentralized decision-making structures like holacracy). Each squad is made up of – and led by – our staff. These squads help us learn from each other and respond quickly to change. In short, DI’s staff-centered squads help us prioritize learning, iteration, and responsiveness so we can build a more creative and inclusive world.
Interested in applying? Read our F.A.Q. first!
Applications close at 9 AM on May 24
Q: But really, who are you looking for?
A: At the end of the day, we’re looking for someone smart, flexible, humble, and deeply empathic. We want someone who thrives in an interdisciplinary, collaborative culture. Finally, we are looking for someone that can wear many hats but also brings deep knowledge in a particular area that complements our work.
Q: What is the salary range at Design Impact?
A: We strive to offer competitive salaries within our sector. We value our people and our partners and want to put out the highest quality work possible—which we know can’t happen without fair compensation. We have listed salary information in our job posting as we are committed to creating salary and compensation structures that are inclusive and do not contribute to social inequity. If you want to learn more about why that is important, read this article.
Q: Why should I move to Cincinnati?
A: Cincinnati is a thriving city with an ever-increasing list of social and cultural opportunities and a cost of living that allows for greater space, restoration, and play. Our diverse city also struggles with significant issues of racial and economic inequality, making our work here needed and meaningful each and every day.
Q: How do I apply for the position?
A: See below for instructions on how to apply.
To ensure we find the right candidate, we will conduct an applicant search in three rounds.