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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR WEB DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL EMAIL SUPPORT

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Civic Nation | Washington, DC
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Civic Nation is currently seeking a skilled developer who will be responsible for maintaining our organization’s eight stand-alone websites, as well developing new websites for new initiatives in collaboration with the creative agencies who design them. The ideal candidate has extensive technical expertise in the creation, maintenance, and updating of websites. Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and other web services and program applications is essential to succeeding in this role. 


The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, have the ability to work with diverse teams with diverse needs, and have a deep commitment to Civic Nation’s mission. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong people management skills and a proven track record of flexibility and problem-solving to join a high-growth, high-impact, well-respected, mission-driven organization.



ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Civic Nation believes that empowering people to take action can change culture. We address key social issues – access to education, gender equality, civic engagement and dismantling hate/discrimination – and keep them at the forefront of dialogue and policy. Rather than approach these issues only with the intent to change policy, we are building grassroots movements to change the world—from the ground up. 


Through organizing, engagement and public awareness we work with public and private partners to inspire, educate and activate people around the issues that are important to our country.


Our initiatives empower people to be agents of change in their own lives. We inspire with culturally relevant content that captures attention and sparks action. We educate by providing direct access to information, tools and resources. We activate by helping communities organize by supplying toolkits, campaign materials and digital tools.


Current initiatives include ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Creator Force, It’s On Us, The United State of Women, and #VoteTogether. Civic Nation also leads the Creative Alliance, a band of creative and communication experts who use their powers for the good of the country.

Civic Nation is located in Washington, DC.



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The web developer will be responsible for Civic Nation’s primary website (rebranding and redesign to occur in 2020), as well the following stand-along initiative websites: ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, ALL IN to Vote (under development), Creator Force, It’s On Us, The United State of Women, and #VoteTogether. Specific responsibilities include:

● Create new websites for new initiatives as needed, in collaboration with designers and creative agency staff.

● Maintain and improve current websites and user interfaces, using standard HTML/CSS practices, while incorporating data from back-end databases and services.

● Ensure mobile and responsive website design, as well compatibility with various browsers, devices, and operating systems.

● Ensure security of websites by keeping WordPress software and plugins up to date.

● Ensure daily backups of website files and databases.

● Analyze and report on website visitors.

● Implement strategies to improve search engine results.

● Train and support staff to have the ability to make simple website updates.

● Work within organization’s CRM, EveryAction, to design and embedded online forms and format electronic mailings (e.g., emails, newsletters, donor solicitations)

● Maintain updated knowledge of new and emerging industry trends and technology.



KEY QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree in web design, multimedia design, or related field.

● Experience planning and developing websites ideally for non-profit organizations.

● Proficiency with content management systems, including WordPress and Drupal.

● Working knowledge of web applications, programming languages, and web services, such as APIs, CSS, CSS3, cross-browser compatibility, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, security principles, REST, SOAP, and web user interface design (UI)

● Strong understanding of Google Analytics and SEO.

● Experience with eCommerce.

● Proven success in a project coordination role.

● Team player with ability to thrive in a fast-paced, often chaotic, environment.

● Strong ability to prioritize while supporting multiple teams with urgent needs.

● Strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

● Strong attention to detail.

● Ability to think strategically and anticipate future needs.

● A passion for civic engagement and a demonstrated commitment to Civic Nation’s core values of equity, empathy, collaboration, creativity and community are essential.

Civic Nation is currently seeking a skilled developer who will be responsible for maintaining our organization’s eight stand-alone websites, as well developing new websites for new initiatives in collaboration with the creative…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid health, dental, and vision insurance; generous paid time off, access to 401k plan, and more.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid health, dental, and vision insurance; generous paid time off, access to 401k plan, and more.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to careers@civicnation.org with the subject line Web Developer. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and include why you would like to work for Civic Nation. Please also include your salary requirements. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Civic Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity among our staff and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Civic Nation does not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to careers@civicnation.org with the subject line Web Developer. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and include why you would…

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