The Utopia Foundation, Inc ("UF") is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ease the pressure of financial hardship, combat the ever-growing housing crisis, and create resources that serve as a catalyst for economic advancement for individuals and communities at large in order to achieve sustainable social change. Our goal is to obtain land and develop environmentally friendly (green) 1- and 2-bedroom housing complexes for financially strained individuals and families for up to one year free of charge. Residents of Utopia will also receive free or reduced-priced groceries, job training and workshops, as well as other services during their stay. We will also assist our beneficiaries by providing professional, strategic, philanthropic financial consulting and planning services (including investing, homeowners' classes, debt payoff plans, etc.) in order to ensure recipients are prepared when their time in Utopia has come to an end.
Due to the current crisis our country is experiencing, as a result of Covid-19, we realize that the need has grown exponentially, and our goals will in turn need to expand to include helping those experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic. It is the goal of UF to help citizens in the Miami area, and around the country, experiencing food insecurity and facing evictions.
UF is a grassroots organization currently in need of volunteers. UF is interested in adding team members who can help the organization achieve the scale necessary to accomplish our mission. As we grow, the most dedicated and impactful volunteers may be considered for full time positions in the future.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
This successful candidate will be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our organization, ensuring great user experience. Experience working with nonprofit organizations is a plus.
Develop web applications
Optimize applications for performance, usability, and security
Work with existing template
Create mockups and prototypes
Ensure high-quality graphic standards and brand consistency
1 or more years of experience designing, redesigning, and developing websites.
WordPress theme and plugin creation, installation, optimization, and migrations.
Good project management experience
Comprehensive experience with structuring, developing, and implementing interactive corporate websites
Proven experience in installing, upgrading, and maintaining Web servers and associated operating systems
Knowledge of and direct working experience with relational database development
Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, and deployment)
Understanding of layout aesthetics
Knowledge of SEO principles
Familiarity with software like Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator or equivalent
Excellent analytical and multitasking skills
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
Online Reputation Management experience is an added plus
.Net, C#, and MS SQL experience is an added plus
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Associates degree in the field of computer science or min 1 year experience (minimum)
BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field (preferred)
Front-end development: 1 year (Required)
Web development: 1 year (Required)
JOB TYPE: Part-time, Volunteer