Work At IDSA


For over fifty years, IDSA has advanced the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy. Our roots stretch to the beginning of the profession and our members are, and have been, some the most celebrated industrial designers of all time. Being a team member on IDSA's staff means you will be directly involved in supporting this cause while striving each day to improve the experience our community has with our organization. We have big plans for the future and are looking for the very best talent to help us make our ideas into reality. 

Listed below are our current open positions. Email your cover letter, resume, and applicable samples of your work to for consideration. Please state your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message. 



Community Manager

We are looking for a qualified Community Manager to join our team and work directly with our growing membership base of design professionals and students. If bringing people together and helping others succeed is second nature to you, we would like to meet you. The ideal candidate has exceptional oral and written communication skills, is able to develop engaging relationships, and can initiate/see through projects to completion. Most importantly, you are self-motivated and passionate about people.

IDSA has communities (we call them chapters) of members in cities across the United States. Your main responsibility will be supporting and cultivating the leadership teams in each of these chapters so that they may best serve those in their local areas. A majority of the interactions between you and our community members will be over the phone, video calls, email or face-to-face during conferences and events. In this role, the Community Manager will thrive in being the go-to resource for our chapter leadership teams and be a pillar for enabling exceptional member-community experiences. 

The Community Manager will work directly with IDSA’s Manager of Membership and other teams within the organization to create and continually refine the tools and resources needed to best support our membership teams. The core scope of this work would include onboarding processes for new leaders and ongoing training / mentorship for existing leaders. Additionally, you will maintain a keen eye in overseeing the financial activities of each chapter; ensuring that all are held to a high level of accountability and best practice.

This position will be based in San Francisco, CA or Herndon, VA. Download the complete job description.



Visual Brand Designer

You are a talented, creative, detail-oriented and proven Visual Brand Designer whose portfolio of work shows a rich diversity of well-executed projects. In this role, you will uphold and express IDSA’s brand, mission and programs through the creation of compelling graphic design work for use in print, digital and environmental formats. As the individual responsible for much of our creative output, your influence and impact will be seen by thousands of designers across the globe on a daily basis.

The right person for this position is a highly motivated individual with a deep passion for all forms of design and creative problem solving. You will work with staff across the entire organization, outside partners and IDSA member volunteers in the development and delivery of high-quality, professional visual assets. 

This position will be based in San Francisco, CA. Download the complete job description.