UniversalGiving™, an award-winning global social-entrepreneurship nonprofit organization, is seeking a Junior Web Developer to join our exciting team. The Junior Web Developer will help with the design and implementation of all major client-side development for UniversalGiving’s website (http://www.universalgiving.org). Join our growing Product Development team, working closely with our server-side engineers and senior management, to code elegant solutions for our website while furthering a worthy cause. UniversalGiving™ offer exciting probono opportunities to those wishing to make a significant impact and contribution to our global communities.
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% of a donation goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News.
Join UniversalGiving and work closely with the CEO and a dedicated international team, while gaining valuable skills and insight into social entrepreneurship.
Lead client-side development for new application components and existing interfaces experienced by hundreds of internet viewers around the world
Collaborate with server-side engineers and senior management to deliver quality code with efficiency
Support online marketing initiatives by integrating frontend code effectively with SEO, Google Analytics, and customized metrics
Increase operational efficiency and system visibility by developing tracking analysis features
Provide recommendations on web development standards and guidelines
Contribute to strategic and tactical product planning
Assist with cross-browser testing and debugging to maintain quality user experience across environments
1+ years experience
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent knowledge and experience)
Knowledge of JSP (knowledge of Struts, Spring, or other MVC Frameworks is a bonus)
Excellent understanding of model-view-controller (MVC) design
Programmatic understanding of Google Analytics and SEO
Deep knowledge of the DOM and cross-browser compatibility issues
Strong commitment to usability and user experience
An eye for clean, elegant front-end design and UI
Meticulous attention to detail
Disciplined development approach with a respect for coding standards
Reliable communication and collaboration skills
Proactive, team player who thrives within a small team, fast-paced environment
Passion for frontend programming of internet websites
Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, philanthropy
Full support of the mission and vision of UniversalGiving™
Experience with web APIs including knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media web APIs
Experience with Responsive Web Design, a plus
Applied, hands-on experience owning and leading frontend coding projects for a global website
Experience working at a unique global, social-entrepreneurship nonprofit
Collaboration within a positive team environment
Increased understanding of and alignment with global issues
Networking with other nonprofit professionals
Career mentoring with Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO of UniversalGiving™
For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements
Duration: This is an unpaid position with a commitment of 20-30 hours per week for at least 6 months. Ideal candidates are available to work remotely, but able to come into our San Francisco office as needed.
“The Product Development team at UniversalGiving is a smart, effective, and responsive group of people. Team members constantly offer each other feedback and support. You never feel that your work is being taken for granted. I feel very lucky to be a part of the PD team!”
Former QA Intern
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.
UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the strategy, operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, MTV.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. UniversalGiving has been voted as one the top nonprofits on Great Nonprofits in 2012, and was a Webby Award Honoree.
CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.
UniversalGiving’s Mission: We Connect People to Top Performing Opportunities Worldwide.
UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”
Email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (2 pages max) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Junior Web Developer Intern" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
UniversalGiving™ is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.
For more information please visit:
UniversalGiving’s Blog: PhilanthroPost
CEO Pamela Hawley’s Blog: Living and Giving
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