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VILLAGE BOOK BUILDERS INC

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  • 1 person is interested

Village Book Builders accelerates human potential for villages and students. We build technology-enabled libraries and provide virtual mentoring. We focus on improving educational access and delivery in over 30 countries for 18,000+ students. For more information, please visit https://www.villagebookbuilders.org/ . Due to COVID-19, we are sometimes the only education institution active in rural communities. We need help building better tools.

Job Overview:

A relevant and impactful role‒working remotely with a small team of developers weekly to accomplish organization-wide objectives. You will be developing the village portal, a web application in React.js in the front end, and Django REST Framework in the back end. This portal serves hundreds of mentors, students, mentor advisors, and program directors who use our libraries and digital mentoring systems worldwide, with the end goal of training mentors and providing these students with a robust educational support network. We are specifically looking for an experienced developer who can take the initiative in refactoring the existing codebase and helping us plan and develop new features.

Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of professional web development experience as a front-end, back-end, or full-stack web developer. Experience with React.js or Django preferred.
  • The ability to put in at least 5-10 hours a week for 3 or more months of active development and project planning. Working weekends or evenings are acceptable, as we are primarily asynchronous.

Perks:

  • Collaborate with exceptional, passionate developers from all walks of life
  • High Impact (we serve underprivileged children in rural communities across the world)
  • Large existing & growing user base (we have hundreds of active volunteers, thousands of learners, and are working with several companies such as Nike and Oracle).
  • Ownership in a rapidly developing project (you decide what to do & when; the organization lets you know its critical needs).

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About VILLAGE BOOK BUILDERS INC

Location:

3700 LIBAL ST, GREEN BAY, WI 54301, US

Mission Statement

Empowering villages by establishing libraries to create hope in ending the cycle of poverty.

Description

Our mission is to instill a generational difference among villages around the world by bringing hope through books. We have village libraries all over the world including in Peru, Nepal, Belize, Ghana, and more. You can work with us internationally by working in one of our libraries, or you can work with us domestically by helping coordinate new library opportunities.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Software Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Computer Science
  • Mobile Programming
  • Software Development
  • Python

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • As much time as you can give - the team meets regularly virtually to go over tasks and discuss the projects. Meetings are generally held twice a week for 1 hour and can be arranged according to volunteers' schedules.
  • Passion to Learn & Lead is a plus. Most importantly, a drive to contribute and collaborate! Our vision is to enable learners to learn. If you can relate, you're a good fit for the team.

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