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Web Developer (Volunteer)

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work.* Minimum 6 months commitment required.

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of a nonprofit organization in a challenging, rewarding environment? The nonprofit news organization, WhoWhatWhy is looking for a Web Developer (Volunteer) to join the team.

We are looking for a Web Developer (Volunteer) who is  interested in creating a user-friendly environment by writing code and moving forward in their career. We expect you to be a self-starting professional who is curious about new digital technologies, communicates well and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring great user experience. If you fit in the description, please send us your resume and a customized cover letter.

Who We Are

WhoWhatWhy is a news organization and community providing the public with high-quality investigative and analytical forensic journalism on the great issues facing humankind. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, we are staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.   

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the design and implementation of responsive websites from initial concept, site architecture, and user interface, to finished deliverable
  • Responsible for the development and design of web applications and components using HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL
  • Build fully functional WordPress websites based on business requirements and design specifications.
  • Design, code, test, and implement web sites and applications, for either internal or external uses
  • Support and maintain existing web applications 
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Debug, correct, and update errors or exceptions in the front end or back end systems
  • Stay up-to-date on new and emerging technologies
  • Write code to implement visual elements into various web applications
  • Assist in troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose application and server related problems
  • Meet tight deadlines as required
  • Communicate with team members about current projects

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Web Development or relevant field
  • 3-5 years of full-stack PHP web development experience
  • Working experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript (vanilla and jQuery), PHP
  • Experience with LESS, SASS or SCSS
  • Some experience with database management and SQL/MySQL
  • Some experience with Bootstrap framework
  • Proficient in building and maintaining websites built in WordPress (including theme and plugin development)
  • Some experience with RESTful APIs
  • Experience with popular angular js, React.js workflows, such as Redux or Relay is a plus
  • Understanding of the entire web development process from design to deployment
  • Meticulous work habits and creative problem solving skills
  • Proactive and resourceful self-starter attitude. Highly reliable/dependable

If you have passion and intelligence, and possess a technical knack (even if you’re missing some of the above), we encourage you to apply.

Perks

  • Channel your passion in a stimulating environment
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization
  • Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
  • Have fun while you make a difference 

Expectations

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner. We prefer candidates who can commit a minimum of six months to our organization. This is a work at home position.

To Apply

https://whowhatwhyrb.applytojob.com/apply/D7Cww7iIuf/Web-Developer-Volunteer?source=Idealist

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skill set and explains why you're a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send cover letters to hr@whowhatwhy.org. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position. Thanks!

Web Developer (Volunteer)

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work.* Minimum 6 months commitment required.

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of a nonprofit organization in a challenging…

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How to Apply

We are looking for a Web Developer (Volunteer) who is  interested in creating a user-friendly environment by writing code and moving forward in their career. We expect you to be a self-starting professional who is curious about new digital technologies, communicates well and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring great user experience. If you fit in the description, please send us your resume and a customized cover letter.

We are looking for a Web Developer (Volunteer) who is  interested in creating a user-friendly environment by writing code and moving forward in their career. We expect you to be a…

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