Looking to build beautiful and meaningful websites for organizations that matter?

Great Believer is a design agency for nonprofits with a focus on building WordPress websites. We’ve recently launched intuitive, inspiring websites for The Global FoodBanking Network, The JED Foundation, DREAM and Family Legal Care.

We’re looking for a reliable, detail-oriented and ambitious WordPress Engineer to join our team. In this full-time role, you’ll manage and maintain a range of nonprofit websites – altogether playing a major role in the success of many organizations.

Position highlights

  • Join a development team that spends its days building user-friendly websites for amazing nonprofits
  • Integrate with a highly cooperative, supportive and good-humored dev team
  • Regularly collaborate with your fellow devs to build and improve GB’s in-house starter theme and foundational development operations
  • Earn a salary in the $65,000–$75,000 range, plus get access to an array of other benefits including healthcare, paid time off and professional development
  • Enjoy other wellness-focused activities, like mental health days, yoga, book club and game nights
  • Work fully remote with a nationwide team that stays in touch by Slack, Zoom and Asana

Your responsibilities

  • Help manage and maintain websites for a growing list of clients
  • Collaborate with the accounts team to handle requests for maintenance and site updates
  • Take client and team meetings as GB’s development representative, offering your expertise and advice
  • Collaborate with the full development team to plan, build and maintain Great Believer’s in-house starter theme.
  • Devise clever and effective CSS/SASS solutions for unique design ideas
  • Strategize with our design team to create distinctive, user-friendly and functional websites
  • Build stable and responsive JS for interactive and dynamic pages
  • Work alongside our wider network of web developers to keep all projects running smoothly
  • Stay on top of the latest trends in nonprofit technology, including donation systems, email-blast platforms and job portals
  • Create and maintain a well-documented codebase across dozens of sites

Our requirements

  • 3+ years of WordPress experience, including a solid understanding of PHP/MySQL, core WordPress functions, custom themes, custom post types and effective plugins
  • Comply with coding standards, complement code already in-use, and configure to your style where meaningful
  • Fluency and experience in creating local, workable versions of WordPress sites across a variety of build tools
  • A love of troubleshooting and comfort with the process of bug-hunting
  • Fluency and ease when communicating technical language to clients and team members
  • A strong sense of best coding practices, as per the WordPress Codex
  • Precise attention to detail in reviewing and implementing designs
  • A keen eye for building with crisp, scalable, optimized design assets
  • Extensive experience working with ACF for CMS customizations
  • Experience working with Sass as a primary tool for CSS
  • A deep joy of learning and verve for implementing well-vetted code

Bonus points if you have the following experience

  • Designing for web or for print – we’d love to see your portfolio!
  • Building custom WordPress themes from scratch
  • Using GSAP animation
  • Handling basic command line navigation
  • Implementing WCAG accessibility standards
  • Building or maintaining your own starter theme
  • Coding with Frameworking Tools like Bulma, Tailwind and Django
  • Coding inside Twig/Timber
  • Doing dedicated UI/UX work
  • Doing work for nonprofits and/or campaigns-driven organizations
  • Working with a small and mighty team

Our core values

  • Come as you are: We celebrate everyone’s unique interests and perspectives.
  • Great creative: We flex our creative muscles until the end product strikes the right chord.
  • Play nice: We form the strongest relationships when our hearts are in the right place.
  • Love the learn: We’ve made professional development an essential part of the formula.
  • Band together: We’ve seen monumental change when we work toward a common goal.

Benefits and company policy

  • All full-time employees are eligible for a flexible paid time off policy, flexible work hours, subsidized benefits (medical, dental, vision and life), a 401k program, annual professional development and charity matching.
  • The expected salary for this position is $65,000–$75,000, contingent on expertise and experience.
  • Great Believer is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive team with a range of unique perspectives. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and/or gender non-conforming to apply.

If this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, apply here.

About Great Believer

Before Great Believer, we spent our days toiling away corporate clients. Antsy for more meaningful work, we sought out side projects with mission-driven clients – the kind of work we believed in. These projects made us happier and more fulfilled than ever before. At that point, there was no turning back.

We quit our jobs and dove into the nonprofit space, putting us face-to-face with the disconnect between the power of an organization’s mission and the quality of its design. Great Believer was born so nonprofits could spend their valuable time saving the world – and look great while doing it.

Today, Great Believer is a design agency for nonprofits specializing in web, branding and print. Our team of Believers is uniquely talented and relentlessly motivated by nonprofit work, allowing us to achieve inspired results for inspiring organizations.