Center for Innovation
Position description
As a member of the Center for Innovation, the Designer consults internally with the departments, divisions and committees across the clinic looking to innovate the delivery of Mayo's health care services.

The Designer uses the human-centered and participatory methods of "Design Thinking" to identify unmet patient, provider and institutional needs and creates new service concepts or business strategies to better meet those needs. These methods include: conducting observational research, interviews and workshops; undertaking internal and external research activities; generating conceptual frameworks and formulating insights related to the synthesis of the research data; communicating findings and concepts to project sponsors in a clear and compelling visual manner.

Most projects will be cross-functional in nature, involving split or shared responsibility and problem solving with disciplines and personnel from other areas.

The designer is an integral team member who works both independently and collaboratively through each phase of the project with other designers and project participants.

Master's degree in interaction, graphic or industrial design; communication; or other related field and 4 years of experience managing design projects, teams, or other creative endeavors OR Bachelor's degree in interaction, graphic or industrial design; communication; or other related field and 6 years experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of "Design Thinking" and/or design research tools and methods. Must develop and maintain an understanding of major operating systems and overall policies, procedures and objectives of the institution. Excellent interpersonal skills to include presentation, negotiation, persuasion, team facilitation and written communications skills are required. Candidates must have a personal plan for professional development to maintain and update his/her skills, methods and tools. This plan should be aligned with the needs of the individual, the division and the strategic plan for Mayo Clinic.

Designer must have ability to independently manage a varied workload of projects with multiple priorities. Must be able to prioritize work that is assigned by the Section Head or requested by a customer through brief outline of the nature of the problem and the overall urgency. Must be capable of consulting, designing/conducting studies, and developing/implementing solutions (problems involve analytical and creative elements) for issues with significant financial and operational impact to the organization. The incumbent's recommendations may strongly impact clinical and administrative operations and may result in the institution incurring significant expense for the purchase of new equipment/software, hiring of additional personnel, or remodeling/designing facilities. As the work is complicated by an environment of multiple projects having high priority and resistance to change; strong time management skills and sound judgment are required.
Additional qualifications
Creative problem solving skills

A curious mind and an enthusiastic work ethic

Experience in design planning and design research methods

A passion for enriching the design process with meaningful research

Comfort with ambiguity and complex problems

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of professionals/disciplines

Demonstrated project management ability with an ability to lead complex projects effectively

Ability to make rough interactive prototypes

Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and/or Dreamweaver

Ability to articulate the meaning of your work to colleagues and clients through formal and informal presentations

Serves as a mentor for new employees, interns, and trainees

In-depth understanding of core institutional processes, clinical practices, and support areas

Works similar to an independent consultant with own set of clients.

Sponsorship for U.S. work authorization/visa will not be offered for this position.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $3253.60, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Schedule details
M-F, day shift
Weekend schedule
Not applicable
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Administration, Business, Finance
Career profile
Service Design & Innovation
Job posting number
Jessica Gartner
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).