UniversalGiving™, an award-winning global social-entrepreneurship nonprofit organization, is seeking a Junior Web Designer to join our exciting team. The Junior Web Designer will help design brand new components and redesign pre-existing components for our newly revamped website (http://www.universalgiving.org). Join our growing Product Development team, working with senior management and website developers, to create beautiful and effective visual designs while furthering a worthy cause. UniversalGiving™ offers exciting probono opportunities to those wishing to make a significant impact and contribution to our global communities. Join UniversalGiving and work closely with a dedicated international team, while gaining valuable skills and insight within a social entrepreneurship nonprofit organization.
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.
Recommend visual design changes for new website components and existing interfaces experienced by thousands of internet viewers around the world
Create visual concepts and engaging visual designs that build upon the consistency, quality, usability, and branding of our website
Implement design improvements that visually captivate our users and increase our results
Work with senior leadership to prioritize efforts, finalize solutions, deliver results, document key information, and manage projects through to completion
Research and provide recommendations on web design standards and guidelines
Contribute to strategic and tactical product planning
Collaborate with product development team to deliver with both quality and efficiency
Assist with cross-browser testing and debugging to maintain design integrity across environments
1+ years experience
Experience creating and updating designs in Adobe Photoshop
Knowledge of open source concepts, relational databases, web technologies, the DOM, and cross-browser compatibility issues
Understanding of basic software development concepts, software testing life cycles, and the Agile process
Strong desire to both expand pre-existing design ideas and create new designs from scratch
Ability to collaborate effectively and communicate clearly (written and verbal) with team members
Proactive, team player who thrives within a small team, fast-paced environment
An eye for clean, elegant frontend web design and UI
Strong commitment to usability and user experience
Passion for visual design of internet websites
Meticulous attention to detail
Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, philanthropy
Full support of the mission and vision of UniversalGiving™
Experience with Responsive Web Design, a plus
Experience with web APIs including knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media web APIs
Applied, hands-on experience owning and leading design 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 15-20 hours per week for at least 6 months. Ideal candidates are available to work in our San Francisco office.
“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 Designer 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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