Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Design Strategist in New York, New York

Design Strategist

Job Posting Number: 20766

Professional – Other

New York,NY

May 7, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

As a member of the Design Innovation Group , the Design Strategist collaborates as a team member on Design Innovation projects, as well as manages selected projects, under the direction of Lead, Design Innovation Group and Design Strategy and Innovation Head, Strategy and Innovation. Contributes to the development and implementation of innovative design solutions that address institutional strategic objectives through the design of spaces, services, communications and operational processes from inception through idea prototyping and translation to implementation. Contributes to ongoing efforts to promote the culture of innovation among frontline staff and throughout the institution.

You Will:

Design project work and provide support for Design Innovation projects.

Leads selected design projects through all activities, including problem framing, planning, research, analysis, synthesis, ideation, prototyping, and translation to implementation. Supports in these activities when not leading.

Collaborates on direction of Design Innovation Group by developing vision, purpose, and objectives together with S&I leadership and design group.

Identifies and develops initiatives in collaboration with other members of Design Innovation Group to create systems, processes, and materials to support the team and their work. Co-creates data repository of research findings and insights across projects.

You Are:

A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information

Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals

An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding

Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles

Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious

Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations

You Need:

A Bachelors in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Service Design, Communication Design, User Experience Design, Interior Design, Architecture, or related design discipline.

4-7 years of Experience

A Master’s Degree is preferred.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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