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Wordpress Developer for Website Redesign

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U.S. Digital Response


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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
Weekdays
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Founded by former U.S. Deputy CTOs and seasoned tech industry veterans who led federal open data policies and digital government strategy, U.S. Digital Response is a nonpartisan effort that connects expert, volunteer technology teams to public servants responding to crisis. 

We have been in existence for a little over six months and we've evolved quite a bit. Because of this, we are rethinking the design of the U.S. Digital Response website so that it's more reflective of the information that government partners, volunteers, and donors are seeking. This includes the redesign of our website’s information architecture, navigation, and page layout

Here are some additional requirements for the website redesign:

  • A successful architecture should be designed around the user journeys of prospective government partners, volunteers, and donors.
  • Design common page layout templates and elements for usability, accessibility, and ease of use
  • As with most content-driven websites, most actual pages are instances of a template. We’d like you to design a common library of common useful templates that will make it trivial to set up a new page when we need to. Sample layouts are available for you to work from.
  • Set up USDR’s marketing team to be able to quickly and easily publish content
  • Our current publishing engine uses Elementor on Wordpress. Getting pixel-perfection is very difficult with Elementor, and we’re looking for a more scalable, predictable, and easy-to-use publishing workflow. We’ve heard good things about the Gutenberg Editor, but we are also open to suggestions and advice based on known best practices.
  • We’re looking to build on existing, off-the-shelf tools where possible, rather than building a custom blogging engine from the ground up.

Site must be responsive to mobile web browsers as well as traditional web browsers and provide a consistent, unified experience across browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11+
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox

The site must also meet WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility requirements.

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The ideal availability of a volunteer would be for 10-20 hours per week with some hours available during week days for Zoom calls.

Founded by former U.S. Deputy CTOs and seasoned tech industry veterans who led federal open data policies and digital government strategy, U.S. Digital Response is a nonpartisan effort that connects expert, volunteer technology teams to…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Virtual Opportunity

How to Apply

To apply, please visit https://www.usdigitalresponse.org/volunteers/ and submit a Volunteer Application. In the "How Would You Like to Help?" field, mention the Wordpress Developer role.

To apply, please visit https://www.usdigitalresponse.org/volunteers/ and submit a Volunteer Application. In the "How Would You Like to Help?" field, mention the Wordpress Developer role.

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