Employment

Mission Minded hires the best and the brightest. We’re looking for people who are as passionate about strategic communications, flawless work, and excellent customer service as they are about making a positive difference in our world.

Mission Minded is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are active in all aspects of our organization. This requires a culture of inclusion in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced. We consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

Currently Seeking

Web Developer/Designer

Overview

“Working at Mission Minded, you can expect to be utterly astounded. First,by the seen and unseen challenges faced by the communities our nonprofit clients serve. Second, by the compassionate commitment of those same folks who dedicate their livelihoods to meeting these challenges headon.
And third, by the elegant talent of your Mission Minded colleagues in guiding these organizations towards a clearer, brighter, and more powerful presence.”

-3 year Mission Minded employee
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Mission Minded seeks a Web Developer/Designer to work with us on a project-by-project basis with some outstanding nonprofits. This is not a full-time position and is ideal for someone with an existing or newly created freelance practice.

We are a brand strategy firm that works exclusively with nonprofits. As in all good strategy development, we are constantly pushing ourselves and our clients to think bigger, broader, deeper. We like to challenge assumptions. We like to look at problems from multiple angles to find the best solution for a nonprofit. So being someone who is comfortable with collaboration, input, and iterative thinking is key.

We’re a small company, and we genuinely value and respect one another. We don’t mind being stuck in an airport together on a business trip. In fact, because all of us are based in home offices, we welcome the chance to see each other non-digitally.

Because we’ve been around for over 15 years, we’ve developed a very strong reputation in the nonprofit community. Much of our business comes through referrals from previous clients. We’re proud of that. So we set high standards for our work. And we’re very, very committed to the idea of
excellent customer service. This means all recommendations are based on sound strategy. Well written. Delivered with clarity. On time. Typo free.

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“At Mission Minded everyone brings something to the table. Working here you can expect we’ll be proactive, eager, and fun. We really do enjoy one another, and the work that we do.”

– 1 year Mission Minded employee
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As a WordPress developer/designer at Mission Minded, your responsibilities will include all aspects of website development and design, from UX to QA. Specifically, you will work closely with a digital strategist to inform client recommendations and then lead the creation of the approved recommendations. This position requires a combination of programming skills (specifically PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and design expertise (integration of visual identity and brand strategy through website design aesthetics, etc.). You should be expert in WordPress and have a strong understanding of industry trends. Experience with responsive and adaptive design is required; mobile-first experience is preferred. It’s important for you to have an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment.

As the technical lead and developer, you will be responsible for requirements gathering, information architecture; developing functional, live prototypes; technology planning, UX design; usability testing; development and QA. Based on the client project, you may provide ongoing maintenance and support as well. As the website designer, you will be responsible for creating multiple design concepts; refining selected design concept through multiple rounds of internal and client review; and integrating design through the full development of the site and/or preparing design files to hand off to an external website developer (based on the client agreement).

From project to project, you will interact with digital strategists, brand strategists, designers, and developers to ensure all client recommendations are fully, and successfully, implemented and evaluated.

Although Mission Minded is a for-profit company, our clients are working with limited budgets and often within constrained resources; Mission Minded project compensation reflects that reality. And there is qualitative compensation in supporting the work our clients are doing to make the world a better place.

You should contact us about this opportunity if you are a self-starter, able to work both  collaboratively and independently, a great communicator, possess nearly maniacal attention to detail, and have experience in and/or a demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector.

This is a contract-based position. You will be expected to work from your own office, and occasional travel to client locations may be required (most of our clients are in the Western US). But we promise you won’t feel alone! We are a highly communicative team-phone, email, and IM keep us connected throughout the day. You use your own office technology, including an Apple
computer, software, and phone.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in client kickoff sessions
  • Participate in group creative and strategy sessions
  • Define technical parameters for website
  • Establish and guide the website’s architecture through live prototyping
  • Establish and guide the website’s UX design
  • Create and refine website design concepts
  • Lead development of website
  • Lead reviews for quality assurance
  • Lead WordPress/website training for clients
  • Work with digital strategist to present client deliverables that are error-free

Requirements

  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility in website design and development
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, and implementing effective responsive WordPress websites
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies (PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript)
  • Experience with CMS, plugin, and API integrations into sites
  • Strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems
  • Stellar client relations and project management skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and effectively represent the company culture
  • Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency and an ability to effectively prioritize
  • Sense of humor (we think that’s important in a customer service-based business)
  • Adept user of InVision, Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite

If this sounds like you, we’d welcome your cover letter and resume. Please send to Julie Grawe, Director of Digital, at Julie.Grawe@mission-minded.com.

Mission Minded is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are active in all aspects of our organization. This requires a culture of inclusion, in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced. We consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

Job Location

Bay Area or Denver preferred – Western United States

Contact

Julie Grawe | Please include cover letter and resume in your email.

Digital Strategist

Overview

“Working at Mission Minded, you can expect to be utterly astounded. First, by the seen and unseen challenges faced by the communities our nonprofit clients serve. Second, by the compassionate commitment of those same folks who dedicate their livelihoods to meeting these challenges head-on. And third, by the elegant talent of your Mission Minded colleagues in guiding these organizations towards a clearer, brighter, and more powerful presence.”

-3 year Mission Minded employee

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Mission Minded seeks a Digital Strategist to work with us on a project-by-project basis with some outstanding nonprofits. This is not a full time position, and is ideal for someone with an existing or newly created consulting practice.

We are a brand strategy firm that works exclusively with nonprofits. As in all good strategy development, we are constantly pushing ourselves and our clients to think bigger, broader, deeper. We like to challenge assumptions. We like to look at problems from multiple angles to find the best solution for a nonprofit. So being someone who is comfortable with collaboration, input, and iterative thinking is key.

We’re a small company, and we genuinely value and respect one another. We don’t mind being stuck in an airport together on a business trip. In fact, because all of us are based in home offices, we welcome the chance to see each other non-digitally.

Because we’ve been around for over 15 years, we’ve developed a very strong reputation in the nonprofit community. Much of our business comes through referrals from previous clients. We’re proud of that.

So we set high standards for our work. And we’re very, very committed to the idea of excellent customer service. This means all recommendations are based on sound strategy. Well written. Delivered with clarity. On time. Typo free.

*******************

“At Mission Minded everyone brings something to the table. Working here you can expect we’ll be proactive, eager, and fun. We really do enjoy one another, and the work that we do.”

– 1 year Mission Minded employee

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As a digital strategist at Mission Minded, your responsibilities will be quite varied: planning and conducting research among clients and their constituents, facilitating day-long digital marketing sessions with clients, developing website recommendations documents and digital briefs, creating and managing digital campaigns, writing reports and marketing materials, and creating and overseeing key deliverables for client use. From project to project, you may interact and lead contractor writers, designers, and other digital strategists to ensure all client recommendations are fully, and successfully, implemented and evaluated.

Digital Strategy: You know that the secret to success is to deeply understand the needs of your audiences and then to build an online presence that meets those needs. You will lead qualitative and quantitative research that yields deep insights, and you will stand behind your recommendations. With this strategic mindset, you will guide thinking around digital marketing goals, strategies, and tactics that result in specific recommendations–including social media campaigns, email content, website design, and more–that will help nonprofits achieve their missions.

Web Project Management: You will work with clients, creatives, and technical experts to bring great things to life. But you’re not just the go- between. You will do your homework, see the big picture, and can help everyone get there. Web project management may be a natural extension of the client projects in which you serve as the digital strategist, or you may be asked to serve as a web project manager for work already underway or that solely involves website creation and design.

Although Mission Minded is a for-profit company, our clients are working with limited budgets and often within constrained resources; Mission Minded project compensation reflects that reality. And there is qualitative compensation in supporting the work our clients are doing to make the world a better place. You should contact us about this opportunity if you are a self-starter, able to work both collaboratively and independently, a great communicator, a terrific writer, possess nearly maniacal attention to detail, and have experience in and/or a demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector.

This is a contract-based position. You will be expected to work from your own office, and occasional travel to client locations will be required (most of our clients are in the Western US). But we promise you won’t feel alone! We are a highly communicative team-phone, email, and IM keep us connected throughout the day. You use your own office technology, including an Apple computer, software, and phone.

Responsibilities

  • Act as client lead, while collaborating with all team members in the creation and design of client projects
  • Develop research appropriate for client needs and budgets
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research
  • Co-lead client brainstorming meetings and working sessions
  • Develop digital marketing and website recommendations and plans
  • Write digital and creative briefs
  • Participate in group creative and strategy sessions
  • Coordinate with Mission Minded’s Web Manager to define technical parameters for websites and email
  • Conduct reviews for quality assurance
  • Develop and write digital campaigns
  • Present client deliverables that are error-free
  • Lead digital team members in implementation of clients’ digital plans
  • Manage project schedules and facilitate work flow as needed

Requirements

  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility in digital marketing
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing effective digital campaigns
  • Stellar client relations and project management skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and effectively represent the company culture
  • Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency and an ability to effectively prioritize
  • Sense of humor (we think that’s important in a customer service-based business)
  • Adept user of Microsoft Office

If this sounds like you, we’d welcome your cover letter and resume. Please send to Julie Grawe, Director of Digital, at Julie.Grawe@mission-minded.com.

Mission Minded is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are active in all aspects of our organization. This requires a culture of inclusion, in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced. We consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

Job Location

Bay Area or Denver preferred – Western United States

Contact

Julie Grawe | Please include cover letter and resume in your email.

Brand Strategist

Overview

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“Working at Mission Minded, you can expect to be utterly astounded. First, by the seen and unseen challenges faced by the communities our nonprofit clients serve. Second, by the compassionate commitment of those same folks who dedicate their livelihoods to meeting these challenges head-on. And third, by the elegant talent of your Mission Minded colleagues in guiding these organizations towards a clearer, brighter, and more powerful presence.”

-3 year Mission Minded employee

* * *

We seek a Brand Strategist to work with us on a project-by-project basis with some outstanding nonprofits. This is not a full-time position, and is ideal for someone with an existing or newly created consulting practice.

We’re committed to doing good in the world, by crafting some of the most magnetic nonprofit brands around. We teach clients why brand matters and how it can amplify the work they do. Because these are organizations with limited resources, we make sure that our brand work is clear, cogent, and actionable. It has to ring true without the benefit of big marketing budgets. So our strategists have to be, in a word, great.

As a Brand Strategist with Mission Minded, you’ll create and clarify brands, messages, and other written deliverables on behalf of our amazing clients. You will work with your colleagues to conduct and analyze qualitative and quantitative research, artfully facilitate brand strategy meetings, write inspired brand strategy documents, act as a client liaison, write clear and captivating messaging, and provide counsel as needed.

As in all good strategy development, we are constantly pushing ourselves and our clients to think bigger, broader, deeper. We like to challenge assumptions. We like to look at problems from multiple angles to find the best solution for a nonprofit. So being someone who is comfortable with collaboration, input, and iterative thinking is key.

We’re a small company, and we genuinely value and respect one another. We don’t mind being stuck in an airport together on a business trip. In fact, because all of us are based in home offices, we welcome the chance to see each other non-digitally.

Because we’ve been around for over 15 years, we’ve developed a very strong reputation in the nonprofit community. Much of our business comes through referrals from previous clients. We’re proud of that. So we set high standards for our work. And we’re very, very committed to the idea of excellent customer service. This means all recommendations are based on sound strategy. Well written. Delivered with clarity. On time. Typo free.

* * *

“At Mission Minded everyone brings something to the table. Working here you can expect we’ll be proactive, eager, and fun. We really do enjoy one another, and the work that we do.”

– 1 year Mission Minded employee

* * *

You will often work in teams with one of the Mission Minded founding partners or the Director of Brand Strategy, the Design Director, and other strategists as needed. Your responsibilities will be quite varied: planning and conducting research among clients and their constituents, facilitating day-long brand sessions with clients, developing brand briefs, writing reports and marketing materials, and creating key messages for client use.

Although Mission Minded is a for-profit company, our clients are working with limited budgets and often within constrained resources; Mission Minded project compensation reflects that reality. And there is qualitative compensation in supporting the work our clients are doing to make the world a better place.

You should contact us about this opportunity if you are strategic, a self starter, someone who enjoys working very independently, a great communicator, a terrific writer, possess nearly maniacal attention to detail, and have experience in and/or a demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector.

This is a contract-based position. You will be expected to work from your own office, and occasional travel to client locations will be required (most of our clients are in the Western US). You use your own office technology including an Apple computer, software, and phone.

Responsibilities

  • Act as support for Senior Brand Strategist, while collaborating with all team members in the design of client projects
  • Develop research appropriate for client needs and budgets
  • Conduct qualitative research; experience in quantitative research a plus
  • Co-lead client brainstorming meetings
  • Write compelling brand briefs
  • Contribute to, or write, creative briefs
  • Participate in group creative and strategy sessions
  • Collaborate with design team in development of design deliverables
  • Write key messages for client use
  • Write client deliverable documents
  • Present client deliverables
  • Manage project schedules and facilitate work flow as needed
  • Serve as a client liaison
  • Travel as needed

Requirements

  • Minimum three to five years experience working in a nonprofit organization marketing department, advertising agency, PR firm, or marketing agency
  • High-level understanding of brand strategy
  • Exceptionally high attention to detail
  • Excellent strategic thinking, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Experience working with a creative organization
  • Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency and an ability to effectively prioritize
  • Extreme enthusiasm for customer service
  • Sense of humor (we think that’s important in a customer service-based business)
  • Experience working independently
  • Adept user of Microsoft Office

If this sounds like you, we’d welcome your cover letter and resume. Please include how you personally define brand strategy, and send it to Sarah Moore, Director of Brand Strategy, at sarah.moore@mission-minded.com. No phone calls, please.

Mission Minded is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are active in all aspects of our organization. This requires a culture of inclusion, in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced. We consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

Job Location

Bay Area, Los Angeles or Denver preferred - Western United States

Contact

Sarah Moore | Please include cover letter and resume in your email.