[JOB] Director, User Experience - Corporate Executive Board - Arlington, VA - full-time
23 Feb 2009 - 11:05am
5 years ago
The Corporate Executive Board
- Forbes: Ranked in the magazine's annual "200 Best Small Companies"
- Fortune: Selected as one of the "100 Fastest Growing Companies" in the
- Business Week: Named as one of the magazine's "Hot Growth
The Corporate Executive Board is a leading provider of best practices
research, executive education seminars, customized research briefs, and
decision support tools to the world's largest and most prestigious
corporations. Currently, CEB provides its integrated set of services to
a network of more than 10,000 senior leaders at more than 2,800
companies worldwide. We are a fast-paced, publicly traded company
(NASDAQ: EXBD) that has demonstrated consistent and aggressive revenue
growth. Please visit our website at www.executiveboard.com for more
information. CEB is an EOE.
Director, User Experience
Reporting to the Web Director of Product Development and Innovation and
working closely with Product Managers from all CEB Practices, the User
Experience (UX) Director will be responsible for leading and growing the
User Experience function within the firm. This role will focus
primarily on the online channel for our members, partnering with data
analytics and design teams.
Inclusive in the online platform are the program member Websites, tools
and benchmarking products, and ongoing software development efforts to
commercialize new product offerings with a goal of building services
utilized by key business leaders on a day-to-day basis.
The ideal candidate may also be asked to formulate experience strategy
for other services such as webinars, tools, benchmarking products,
mobile devices, or internal applications.
Serving as the senior-most User Experience expert for the firm, provides
leadership on Web initiatives firm-wide, the UX Director will be a
champion for Customer Driven Innovations. Specific responsibilities
* Overall User Experience leadership of the CEB's Web platforms
establishing vision, devising and driving User Experience strategy, and
aligning UX initiatives.
* Execution of User Research developing Personas through member
interviews and/or contextual inquiry, conducting usability testing, card
sorting, or other UCD activities to improve the UX of our online
* User Experience Evangelism ensuring CEB business leaders and
executives understand the value of UX activities and can measure the
financial impact from those activities
In light of the critically important role the UX Director will play in
the company, we seek an outstanding talent who will bring the depth of
functional and technical experience along with the personal qualities
well suited for the challenge. Specifically, the successful candidate
* Substantial UX experience to include a minimum of 8 years of
leadership in UX initiatives, ideally in a B2B web oriented company. A
thorough and up-to-date knowledge of user-interface design principle.
Knowledge of human factors, user-centered design processes, interaction
design guidelines, usability methodologies, industry standards and
trends, platform standards.
* Substantial online experience ideally in environments that have
transformed their business models to embrace the Web as a value-added
channel. A background launching innovative Web technologies in
traditional publishing environments is ideal.
* A general management orientation is critical. The successful
candidate must be capable of interacting with internal business
customers and firm technology teams and outside providers and partners
to identify innovation opportunities.
Interested candidates should apply through our careers website at:
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