Web Developer

July 15, 2021

Website Design Action Collective

Web and Graphic Design Collective for Social Justice

Design Action Collective is hiring for a Web Developer, whose main work will be building and maintaining custom WordPress themes for our clients.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
– build and support WordPress sites.
– develop custom WordPress themes using Sage 9 templating system, which includes Blade, SCSS, JS, Webpack, Composer, npm.
– create and maintain documentation for web processes.
– peer review each other’s work to help find new solutions.
– proactively recognize and assess the needs of our clients and movement partners.
– collaborate with project managers, information architects, designers and other developers to – estimate project scope, determine feasibility of designs, and do quality assurance checks on finished products.
– answer client questions and train clients on how to use their websites.
– commit your code using Git.
– handle hacked sites.
-participate in collective, department, and committee meetings and take on internal operations work as needed to co-manage our collectively owned business.
And you may take on other responsibilities depending on your interests, skills, and experience.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?*
*We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, especially if you are a woman, trans or non-binary, BIPOC, disabled, or from another marginalized group.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE
– experience with translating design mockups into code templates.
– experience with and/or understanding of open-source content management systems (e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal), but especially WordPress.
– knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Javascript and/or jQuery.
– proficiency in industry standard design software such as Adobe CS and Sketch.
– proficiency in cross-platform and browser-compatible HTML/CSS/SASS.
– knowledge of Sage 9, Advance Custom Fields.
– familiarity with best practices for making websites that are accessible to people who use screen readers and other assistive technologies.
– the ability to juggle multiple projects (3-4) while staying on deadline or communicating any obstacles to teammates in a timely manner.
– interest and involvement in progressive social change work and/or worker-owned cooperatives.
– interest and/or experience with business ownership (this position is on a path of collective ownership of our business).
– agreement with our Points of Unity.
View the full job description [1] to see what else we’d love to see.

WHAT ARE PAY AND BENEFITS LIKE?
The position is full time (37.5 hrs/week) at $31/hr**, beginning as a remote position.
Our starting benefits include:
– 10 days of paid wellness/sick time each year
– 10 days of paid vacation time each year, with increase after the first two years; 10 paid holidays each year
– full health, dental, and vision insurance
– Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical expenses, dependent care, and transportation. And more benefits come when you become an owner after 9 months of candidacy.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter that mentions how you heard about us, and
code samples and project examples with a line or two about your role in each project, to jobs@designaction.org.
Want more details about this role? Check out the full job description. [1]

BIPOC (BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR), WOMEN, GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE, AND LGBTQAI++ PEOPLE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
** Pay rates are not negotiable (all employees receive the same pay rate).

[1] Full job description: https://designaction.org/4444-2/

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@designaction.org

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