Pie for Providers is an open-source, non-profit project focused on supporting childcare providers and the families who rely on them. Our work was incubated at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has been nationally recognized by organizations like OpenIDEO and Promise Venture Studio.
Pie for Providers helps small child care providers and families claim the government funding for which they are already eligible. Today, 85% of eligible children do not claim this funding. This means families struggle to afford care and child care providers – small, women-owned businesses – do not get paid for their work. The COVID-19 crisis threatens to wipe out up to half of child care businesses, making this project even more urgent. We’re building a Rails and React app to help child care providers claim and manage their government subsidy funding.
Position Description: We are hiring product design volunteers, with special skills and interest in visual design to play a crucial role in building our core product. You’ll have the opportunity to build the brand and the visual identity from the ground up!
Create high fidelity mock-ups and prototypes for use by engineering team in product development
Update style guide and design system to evolve and grow the product
Modify and revise existing designs based on user feedback
Contributing not just your designs but ideas too!
Experienced in web or mobile app design
Experience creating interactive prototypes and responsive design
Highly self-directed and independently motivated
Experience using Figma or Sketch
4-12 hours a week for at least 4 months
The ability to join occasional (30 minutes, weekly, maximum) calls over Zoom with the Lead Product Designer
Willing to communicate using our team Slack and tracking your work via Figma and Github issues.