UniversalGiving™ is seeking a Web Designer to join our dynamic team. The Web Designer will have a profound impact on helping redesign key aspects of our website. Join our growing Product Development team, working with senior management, to create clear and effective web-based designs while furthering a worthy cause. Join UniversalGiving and work closely with a dedicated international team to tackle global poverty.
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, 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, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. UniversalGiving™ has been voted a top-rated nonprofit on the “Top Rated Awards” list at Greatnonprofits.org.
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 also a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. Pamela has been chosen as a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.
Implement key changes from Senior Management Team PD Plans, with an eye to results
Recommend visual design changes for new website components and existing interfaces
Create engaging visual concepts and designs that build upon usability and our branding
Work with senior leadership to finalize solutions, document & manage design project
Research and provide recommendations on web design standards, guidelines and trends
Experience with web-based marketplace and checkout process REQUIRED. Please do NOT apply if you do not have online marketplace and checkout process experience.
Must have in-depth knowledge of industry standards for online shopping experience
Strong understanding of user experience
Experience creating and updating designs in Adobe Photoshop
An eye for clean, concise visual/designs
Strong desire to expand pre-existing design ideas and create new designs
Ability to collaborate in fast-paced environment with clear communication skills
Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, philanthropy
Applied, hands-on experience owning and leading design projects for a global website
Experience of working with a dynamic, senior leadership team while tackling global poverty
Exposure to Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurs, & Global Landscape
Career mentoring with and recommendation by Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO
“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.”
Adithya Raghavendra, Software Engineer
Duration: Minimum 15-20 hours per week for 3-4 months required for the duration of the Returnship. Ideal candidates are available to work out of our San Francisco office 3-4 days a week with possibly some work completed remotely.
*Please note that Returnships are unpaid. In some cases, they can lead to paid positions with positive commitment, attitude, and performance.
Please send your resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (2 pages maximum), and two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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