|Senior Web Developer|
Company: Covenant House International
Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/13/2021
Expire Date: 12/13/2021
Job Categories: Social Services
Senior Web Developer|
For almost 50 years, Covenant House has served and advocated for youth and young families experiencing homelessness, human trafficking, and exploitation. Our overarching goal is to end homelessness among youth and young families by helping them achieve housing stability, heal from trauma, tap into their innate resilience, and hone their interests and skills to forge new pathways to independence. This work is carried out across Covenant House sites in 31 cities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Reporting to the VP, Marketing Optimization & Digital Experience, the Senior Web Developer will have an opportunity to build web experiences that solve unique challenges and provide opportunities for creative problem solving to build high-quality, dynamic web and digital experiences. The Senior Web Developer will play a central role in adopting best practices, driving innovation, and developing a best-in-class digital experience for Covenant House donors, prospects, and followers. They will retain internal ownership of Covenant House website properties, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and digital analytic tools across Covenant Houseís web properties, with responsibility for managing staff and vendors.
Design, code, & implement new user experience functionality for websites, microsites, donation forms, and other digital and social media assets and properties
Translate custom designs into functional, responsive, cross-browser compatible web experiences within Covenant House CMS Platform
Support the organization's upcoming strategic website re-architecture and redesign project
Lead large-scale development projects including planning and estimates, coordinating with vendors and stakeholders, and executing with limited guidance
Participate in and facilitate growth within our web development team to build flexible, scalable, and maintainable websites and assets
Work with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into an innovative and engaging website and online user experiences
Wireframe and mockup new landing pages, website sections, CMS components, and other user experience design changes
Lead web domain strategy across CHI properties
Ensure site functionality and user experience changes are following best practice usability standards and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA
Support user acceptance testing for software functionality changes within Test and Production environments
Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelorís degree in Computer Science, Web Development, or equivalent experience
5-7 years of web development experience creating and supporting data-driven websites using Drupal/WordPress including custom module development
Experience using Git for source control
A solid knowledge base of the Software Development Life Cycle (including requirements, design, implementation, and testing)
Proficient with Web hosting tools and enhancing site load optimization
Capability and experience managing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager platforms
Adept with Conversion Rate Optimization, Web UX strategy, Search Engine Optimization, A/B, and Multivariate Testing
Working knowledge of database technologies and SQL
Understanding of UI/UX design concepts
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate, facilitate and advocate
Excellent problem solving and creative thinking skills
Strong ability to self-motivate and think analytically
Deadline driven with strong attention to detail
Motivated to research and learn about new technologies and practices
Our critical mission demands that we have all voices at the table. A team of diverse people, perspectives, and experiences is smarter, stronger, and more effective for our young people. At Covenant House, every team member is valued, respected, heard, and supported, and we welcome honest and courageous self-reflection on any aspects of our work that are based on biased or outdated viewpoints. We deliberately create opportunities for our staff to grow and thrive.
Covenant House International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: CHI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CHI are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, family or parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. CHI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. If you are fun, dynamic, and hardworking, come join our awesome international team in an organization with a heart!
Our offices are located in Manhattan, however, this position will be remote for the foreseeable future.