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Front-End Developer, Teach For America (Flexible, New York Preferred)

at Teach For America (New York, NY, USA) Full Time Monday, September 27th, 2010

Job Description:

The Front-end Developer works with Teach For America’s in-house digital and design teams to design and code content on Teach For America’s website (www.teachforamerica.org) and related digital initiatives. The Front-end Developer is a new temp-to-permanent role that reports to the Managing Director of Digital Initiatives on Teach For America’s digital marketing team.

Responsibilities:

– Managing all front-end web development-related responsibilities

– Managing a queue of requests for everyday and large-scale front-end development projects

– Working with the Manager of Web Development to design, code, and test new site features

– Creating and updating page designs, wireframes, and graphics in consultation with in-house designers

– Customizing Google Analytics and Google Web Optimizer code

– Creating and implementing social media campaigns and features

– Coding HTML e-mails for marketing campaigns.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in computer science, web development, design, or a related field

– 3-5 years of experience in front-end web development

– A personal portfolio of web development-related projects, including designs you have created from scratch

– A positive attitude and a passion for creating beautiful and functional web pages and applications.

Skills:

– Expertise coding standards-compliant XHTML/HTML and CSS

– Experience with JavaScript and JQuery

– Graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator

– Expertise with Google Analytics, Google Web Optimizer or similar tools

– Familiarity with e-mail marketing tools and knowledge of cross-vendor compatibility (e.g. Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo)

– Illustration skills and a graphic design portfolio a strong plus

– Experience with Ruby on Rails and Haml + Sass a strong plus

– Experience with a programming language and server setup is a plus.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please email a resume and a one-page cover letter including links to your online portfolio to [email protected]