Web Development Volunteer

Published

10/23/2018

Start Date

10/24/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

EFI develops people’s capacity to address social, economic and environmental challenges in order to create healthy and sustainable societies.


EFI does this through formal education and public awareness programs. The programs emphasize development of community sustainability goals, design of sustainable approaches, and initiatives that put sustainable approaches into practice thus fostering a culture of sustainable stewardship that maximizes human opportunity and environmental well-being for all as an integral part of a region’s identity and culture.


In addition, EFI researches global, regional and local sustainability issues and strategies being used to address them. Based on that research we create and provide educational programs, resources and learning tools for higher education, business and government that increase understanding of the social, economic and environmental challenges and build capacity to create solutions.


Our programs have been used in graduate, undergraduate, professional and continuing education in the United States and Africa for individuals in fields ranging from business, health care, government, community development and art to natural and life sciences, environmental studies, agriculture and engineering. Volunteers must have interest and/or basic experience in sustainability and environmental issues and policies.


Volunteering at EFI

We have a strong platform for remote work and interaction and we provide the web design and collaborative tools to conduct the work successfully. We seek to develop the professional and intellectual skills of our interns and volunteers and contribute to their future careers and endeavors in the fields of sustainability studies and policy. Former EFI interns and volunteers have secured positions and pursued careers in sustainability in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community organizing, and academia. 


Volunteer Opportunity Description

In 2018 EFI launched comprehensive web content, social media, and online fundraising strategies and we expect to rapidly expand the development of our web platforms to complement such strategies. We are looking for volunteers to help us manage and scale the development our web capabilities, including backend cloud development and frontend design tasks. EFI seeks to become a platform to support a variety of projects that involve sophisticated solutions at the nexus or education, policy, and technology. Ideally, our web volunteers will help us learn, transform, and implement innovative solutions to support our educational platforms and those of our partners.

-Skills: knowledge of cloud platforms development (in particular Azure); intermediate networking skills; intermediate Linux/Python/Django skills; Advanced WordPress, HTML, and CSS skills; intermediate Adobe Cloud and/or similar web design platforms skills.

Tasks:

-Support maintenance and ongoing development of EFI’s web and cloud platform in Azure and/or Amazon AWS.

-Support development of web course platform with OpenEDX.

-Support maintenance of EFI’s websites on WordPress.

-Support design and branding strategy.

-Support development design of web content materials and communications materials.

-Other tasks related to web development as needed.


EFI provides training and digital tools.  

Remote

Ok

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteers@environicfoundation.org
http://www.environicfoundation.org

Submit a recent CV/Résumé indicating professional and academic background, interests, location, and availability at: volunteers@environicfoundation.org


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