Web Developer (temp-to-hire)

  • The person who fills this position can be based at any of our three offices (Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; or Bay Area, CA)
  • Temporary position late May through August, with possibility to extend to regular employment
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Non-exempt hourly position
  • $62,400 - $72,800 annually
  • Applications accepted until position filled, with priority to applications received by May 7, 2021

Our community

Our EnviroIssues team is passionate about supporting communities in having a voice and opportunity to influence the issues impacting their everyday life. As a consulting firm, we work with a wide variety of clients, mainly in the public sector, on public involvement and community outreach to bring community voices into a variety of projects – whether that’s addressing wastewater discharge into Puget Sound, large infrastructure projects across counties in the Bay Area, replacing a bridge in Portland, or helping communities plan how they grow. While our largest area of work is transportation and transit, we also work in water utilities, land use, natural resources, climate, cleanup, energy and other sectors that impact people in our communities. With more than 100 staff across our Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Oakland offices, we collaborate and support each other in defining collective success.

We believe Black Lives Matter and are committed to a journey toward being an antiracist workplace. We have a long way to go to address our structural and institutional racism and come together as a community for mutual support and respect. We need people to join our community who are committed to addressing their personal racism, as well as stand with us in learning and developing a new culture of antiracism. In 2019, we officially stated the necessity of becoming an anti-racist organization. Although, our journey began with a small group of staff a couple of years earlier, we were clear we could not strive for excellent service without this mandatory ingredient. With this awareness, we have clarity in our mission, to decolonize and eliminate racism in community engagement by actively and assertively transforming to be an anti-racist, human-centered organization. This will equip us to amplify the voice, power, self-determination, and practices of the communities we serve.

We share this commitment to equity and are early in our journey. We are stumbling and making mistakes; and growing in our collective humanity. We are working to build a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work, diversity of ideas, leadership and work styles; and will support our vision of an equitable and thriving workplace. We strive to stay humble in our growth and understand that in order to effectively serve our communities and clients, we must begin our work internally. The ideal candidate will see themselves in this journey and eager to bring their wisdom and experience in service to our equity journey.

The role and position

EnviroIssues’ Development Team is a small group of web development professionals with backgrounds in web design and marketing. In addition to developing websites using CMS platforms, we support our project teams in crafting effective and accessible web content.

We are looking for someone to join our team beginning in late-May or early June through August 2021 with good HTML and CSS skills, fair JavaScript skills, and experience with WordPress or other content management systems. You will work in partnership with our staff and other developers to build websites primarily on our participate.online platform.A typical task might be to build out a lightly-customized implementation of our CMS theme from a Word document provided by our project staff. This task would include arranging and styling content according to specific guidelines. There is relatively little programming involved in this role beyond front-end JavaScript-based widgets, tools and maps. You will deploy your websites across local and production environments and use version-controlled workflows. Our websites operate on the Azure and SiteGround server platforms. The person in this position will also have the opportunity to work with our Digital Accessibility Team to ensure our sites follow WCAG 2.0. Our team will share our platform philosophy and support your growth while looking to you to work collaboratively with project teams to build sites that meet public and client needs. We’re seeking someone who is committed to antiracism and can bring an equity lens to their work and work in alongside our team to continually improve equity in our work. We want to welcome someone who is comfortable giving and receiving feedback and who understand their work/life boundaries and respects and supports our team achieving their own goals and needs for health and well-being. This position is temporary, with the possibility of future regular employment supporting both our development and internal IT needs.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate good HTML, CSS and front-end JavaScript/jQuery skills.
  • Understand web design principles and web development software.
  • Have a basic familiarity with graphics for web and the ability to process images using Photoshop or other software.
  • Have experience deploying code from a local to a production environment.
  • Have experience with source control software such as Git.
  • Have experience deploying and managing CMS systems such as WordPress or Orchard.
  • Demonstrate a desire to contribute to community engagement and uplifting community voices through our web development work.
  • Interest in communications, marketing, and creating user-friendly and accessible design and content for the web is a plus.
  • Have a familiarity with and/or interest in accessible web design best practices; familiarity with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is a plus.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate every day and bring a desire to build strong relationships with our web team and broader EI community.
  • Understand core constructs such as structural racism, equity, justice, white privilege, internalized oppression, anti-racism, and more.
  • Understand how race-based privilege and power has contributed to “the range of barriers to equal opportunity and the depth of embedded racial inequities” – how they were created, are currently reinforced and maintained, and can be removed.
  • Exhibit cultural responsiveness and humility.
  • Commitment to seeking and offering direct feedback with a growth mindset.
  • Ability to focus and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Organizational and computer skills (especially with Word and Excel).
  • Ability and interest in self-reflection.

Conditions of employment:

  • A willingness to build awareness of racial equity strategies and practices to apply toward duties while at EI.

How EI is responding to COVID-19

Based on understanding of current science and public policy, we are working under a mandatory work from home policy, likely through fall 2021. Our team is continuing to consider current trends and recommendations and may extend this mandatory work from home policy as necessary. The safety and wellbeing of EI employees, their families, and our communities is our top priority. We are also working with clients to ensure outreach activities in communities are implemented in ways that are safe for our team. We will not require anyone to perform onsite/in-person outreach activities who does not feel safe doing so, or who is not able to because of their home circumstances or obligations. Upon hire, EI will partner to provide any technology, technical support, and supplies needed to effectively and safely complete position duties.

To apply, please email the below listed directly to resumes@enviroissues.com:

  • Resume highlighting relevant experience.
  • Cover letter sharing information about you, your interest in this position, and why you feel ending racism is important and what strategies have you created to dismantle racism in your life.
  • Work samples or a portfolio demonstrating your web development skills.
  • If you are willing, complete and submit a voluntary Self-Identify Form which is maintained separately from your application materials.
  • We encourage anyone who brings bilingual and/or multicultural background and/or lived experience that helps us include all voices in an equitable way to apply.