UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Product Development Expert, who has an eye for the future. You have both vision and execution in your skillset. As a Web Developer/Designer with UX/UI experience, you will help build out our re-launched website. We are seeking someone who knows what is compelling to our visitors: what features are the best; how the flow of a visit should work; and a fine eye of knowing and implementing industry standards (i.e., shopping carts). You can be a developer, and/or someone who can communicate this vision to our UI developer. You must know how to create compelling user experiences that drive and keep traffic to UniversalGiving.
We would like someone who has the ability to work with executive level management, as you will be reporting directly to the CEO and the management team. If you are interested in joining or contributing to the nonprofit sphere and would like to combine your web development talents with philanthropy, please read below!
5-10 years of web development/engineering and UX/UI experience
Strong experience working across and building multiple websites, with an eye for the latest innovations. Experience with the entire website development process, from product conception, design and development to release. Knowledge of web architecture, site implementation, and underlying database applications associated with a dynamic website.
Deep understanding of how consumers and users interact with websites; knowledge of how to turn user flow and website experience into conversions; demonstrated product experience and implementation of key features that have led to fast and impactful results
Natural understanding of industry standards in product development and features
Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
Ability to improve design of site so that it is focused and streamlined
Adept at testing
Experience with building/managing teams
Interest in nonprofits, international issues, and philanthropy work
“UniversalGiving is a great place to work where your contributions have a direct impact on the success of the organization. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing at the end of the day that the work you do will directly result in getting better donations for the needy. The product development/engineering is both exciting and challenging, as we are set to grow in a big way with the adaption of the latest technologies. Scaling, making the application robust, and devising better processes are our objectives. The management has always been supportive of new initiatives, making it a good learning experience for all of us.”
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 "Development Returnship" 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.
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