Are you interested in applying behavioral science to the design,
implementation, and evaluation of digital interventions and
connected services in health and/or finance? Do you want to help
industry change behaviors that matter and improve the health,
wealth, and wellbeing of the people they serve?
Who we are
Mad*Pow is a purpose-driven, strategic design consultancy
working with industry leaders to drive positive change and develop
innovative products and services to improve the human condition - or
at the very least make people’s lives easier and more enriched.
We’ve spent a decade honing our methodology, which merges behavioral
science, technology, and human-centered design to tackle behavioral
challenges and produce outcomes. We’re looking for our next behavior
change team member to collaborate on multi-disciplinary projects and
ensure our work is built from solid science and research.
What you’ll work on
We design digital interventions to change real-world behaviors.
In health, that might mean prevention behaviors like designing and
piloting a mobile application to reduce sitting time in offices or
collaborating with the Truth Initiative on their digital smoking
cessation intervention. We might also be aiming to increase access
to services and help people manage a long-term condition, like
bringing an in-clinic behavioral weight-loss program online for
Joslin Diabetes Center or developing a mobile application to help
people adhere to complex and/or unpleasant medication treatment
regimens. In finance, we design programs to help people improve
their overall financial wellbeing like developing a mobile game to
help new military recruits avoid predatory lending practices, or
designing and testing workplace benefits solutions to help low-wage,
hourly workers even out swings in their take home pay and better
What you’ll bring
You are committed to applying theory, evidence, and rigor to a
human-centered design process. You have experience using frameworks
such as The Behavior Change Wheel or Intervention
Mapping to design interventions and are enthusiastic (yet
pragmatic) about the potential impacts of digital solutions to
improve health, wealth, and wellbeing. You are comfortable upholding
and advocating for scientific evidence and methods in a
consultative, commercial development environment.
This is a full-time position offering a fun and exciting
working environment in a rapidly growing company, competitive
salary and great benefits. We will only look at candidates who can
commute to our office in Boston, MA.
Role and responsibilities:
As a member of the Behavior Change Design team, you will lead
research and design projects centered on changing real-world
health and financial behaviors in addition to providing guidance
and expertise on more transactional-focused work (e.g.,
adoption/uptake, engagement, task-completion).
Establish appropriate outcome measures and change objectives
for the initiatives we undertake.
Translate theory and evidence to intervention design
strategies and product/service components (e.g., materials,
messages, features, functions, and interactions).
Lead client and internal team meetings, presentations, and
workshops as appropriate.