At Zendesk, the design culture starts with our three Danish co-founders and flows outward into every aspect of the organization. From the Scandinavian furnishings of our workspace, to the way we gather, work and create, design is an integral part of everyday life at Zendesk.
We are looking for a Design Community Coordinator to join our Creative team. You have the interpersonal skills of a recruiter mixed with the industry knowledge of a designer. Whether you are engaging with the design community through social media or organizing a design industry event, you’re someone who loves to connect with creative people and can identify great design talent when you see it.
What you get to do everyday:
Work closely with the VP of Global Design to further grow and optimize our world-class team of product and brand designers
Help to lead outreach between the Zendesk design department and the external design community
Identify top design talent and help educate them about job opportunities at Zendesk
Plan and execute offline events such as design talks, networking events and happy hours
Interact closely with our recruiting department by providing strategic introductions to top design talent
Attend design events and stay abreast of key topics in the industry
What you bring to the role:
BFA or similar and a minimum of 2+ years of professional experience working within the design industry
Experience in recruiting or talent management within the creative industry is a plus
Strong communication skills both written and verbal and ability to influence direction across all disciplines within the organization
General understanding of interaction design, visual design and current topics of interest within the design industry
Capable of critiquing design portfolios and evaluating product design and communication design projects
Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Learn more at www.zendesk.com.
Interested in knowing what we do in the community? Check out the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation to learn more about how we engage with, and provide support to, our local communities.
Individuals seeking employment at Zendesk are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.