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.