“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
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.
“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
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.
If this sounds like you, we’d welcome your cover letter and resume.
Bay Area or Denver preferred
Please send cover letter and resume via email.
Mission Minded hires people who are adept at unearthing a great idea and then working diligently to make it even better. We’re looking for people who are as passionate about making a positive difference in our world as they are about strategic communications, flawless work, and excellent customer service. We are a group of diverse perspectives and voices who bring our heads and hearts to work every day.
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