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The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) is a rapidly growing institute within the Dean of Research. As an independent research institute, HAI’s mission is to advance AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition. What’s unique about HAI is that it balances diverse expertise and integration of AI across human-centered systems and applications in a setting that could only be offered by Stanford University. In realizing our mission, our staff are critical to supporting our organization’s goals and enabling Stanford faculty and students to accomplish its mission conducting cutting-edge research with the objective of formulating innovative solutions to global challenges. Together we’re helping to build the future of AI.

Our Vice Provost/Dean of Research (VPDoR) Diversity Journey:

  • We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
  • We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.  
  • We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
  • We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

We are hiring one (1) full time (100% FTE), benefits-eligible, fixed term Web Designer 2 for two (2) years. Although not guaranteed, there will be potential for an extension/renewal following the initial 2 years contingent upon additional funding commitments and/or programmatic needs. This position will be based on Stanford’s main campus and will be considered for an option of hybrid work arrangement, subject to operational need. For consideration, please submit a resume and a link to your portfolio with your online application.

At the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI we have developed a strong visual brand identity that reflects and encompasses our principles of being innovative, human-centered, diverse, inclusive, and multidisciplinary. We are seeking a skilled web designer who can oversee our website and create engaging and well-executed on-brand digital experiences to strengthen our digital presence and evolve our brand. The ideal candidate will be an excellent listener and collaborative team member who works to understand goals, requirements and complex information and then translates that information into on-point design deliverables that clearly convey the message in support of the objectives.

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Web Designer will design, build, and implement a range of design deliverables as well as update, maintain and evolve both the HAI website and associated web properties. The Web Designer will also lead as subject matter expert guiding UX design best practices, and will measure and report out on website engagement.  Duties to include:

  • Serve as the main point of contact to field and respond to website update requests and to troubleshoot issues.
  • Manage or create new websites associated with HAI.
  • Develop with the Communications team custom, on-brand graphics packages for events and major announcements.
  • Track, manage and report on website analytics and make resulting recommendations.
  • Create branded document templates and apply content to existing design templates.
  • Assist in researching and procuring images for HAI website and other digital properties.


  • Create superior user experiences through the design of elegant interfaces.
  • Collaborate with co-workers and stakeholders to synthesize requirements into sketches, wireframes, and design mockups.
  • Conduct formal and informal usability testing, and respond to results.
  • Build HTML and CSS components of web properties adhering to modern best practices.
  • Create design prototypes, and collaborate with developers on components requiring more advanced scripting and programming.
  • Collaborate with IT Services, University Communications, and Online Accessibility Program staff to ensure group's compliance with policies and standards around identity graphics, web content, and online accessibility.


Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong design and usability skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of modern design concepts and solutions and usability best practices for all web devices.
  • Proficiency with browser and device differences and idiosyncrasies.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Knowledge of user profiling, usability testing, and quality assurance practices.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools and related analyses and reporting.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of different content management systems and ability to learn new ones.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools.
  • Good working knowledge of Google Analytics, tracking KPIs, and driving actionable goals and recommendations based on data.
  • Good working knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries.
  • Experience with digital marketing spanning email, social media and other channels.
  • Experience creating charts, graphs or illustrations for presentations, social media and the web


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Strong visual acuity


  • May work extended hours and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable university policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the university's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu

The expected pay range for this position is $90,000.00 to $114,000.00 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources by submitting a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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