We’re hiring!

July 30, 2018 |  By Design Action |  Categories: Events & Updates, News

We’re happy to announce our newest job opening! Design Action Collective is currently seeking applicants for a Web Developer/Front End Developer.

See a full list of current open positions here Design Action Jobs

Want to use your skills as a Web Developer to serve movements for social justice? Come join a unique team of designers & developers — who are also activists, organizers, cultural workers, artists and musicians — and become a part of our fast paced, mission driven shop. Sharing in the ownership of our cooperative business is both exciting and rewarding.

We are a 13 person worker-owned design and communications studio. Our shop was founded in 2002 and is located in downtown Oakland, California. We are committed to providing high-quality visual communications tools to progressive, non-profit, and grassroots activist organizations. We are majority women and people of color owned.

Job Role

The Web Developer/ Front End Developer will join a team of developers and designers building custom WordPress website and stand alone web applications. Depending on experience, the developer will be responsible for part or all of the phases of site building and deployment.

Requirements:

  • Interest and involvement in progressive social change work and/or worker-owned cooperatives
  • Agreement with our Points of Unity (https://designaction.org/about/points-of-unity)
  • Proficient in cross-platform and browser-compatible HTML/CSS/SASS
  • Experience with translating design mockups into code templates
  • Experience with and/or understanding of open-source content management systems (e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal); the majority of our websites are built in WordPress
  • Proficient in industry standard software (Adobe CS, Sketch)
  • Portfolio containing code samples and project examples
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Sense of humor (very important)

Pluses:

  • Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and/or jQuery
  • Use of WordPress functions
  • Proficient use of Git
  • Basic experience with web design and information architecture
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with office or small business management
  • Experience with UX design, user testing design and/or quality assurance

 

We are a Mac-based shop. Closed union shop (CWA typographical sector, AFL/CIO). Starting immediately.

This position is full time (37.5 hrs/week). The pay is 24/hr + full benefits. There is a 9 month collective candidacy track to be considered for collective ownership. All collective owners are eligible for company patronage.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interests at the intersection of technology and social justice and why you’d be a good fit for this position to jobs@designaction.org. Please include the phrase ‘Web Developer‘ in your email subject line

WOMEN, GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE, LGBTQIA+ AND PEOPLE OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

* Pay rates are not negotiable.

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