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Are you up for a meaningful challenge? Do you aspire to use your creativity to drive social change?
Then come join our team of sharp, passionate and (sometimes) quirky activists. In our 30+ years, we’ve helped elect presidents; fought for stricter regulations on tobacco, drunk driving and carbon emissions; united foster children with their forever families; and helped bring health coverage to all Americans.

Our mission: to create real and lasting positive change in the world. And between our D.C. home base and our Seattle, WA office, you’ll find all the know-how and drive to create advocacy campaigns that deliver real results.

We are…social and digital strategists, comms and advertising gurus, designers, writers, media planners and multi-media producers.


Department: Digital Strategy & Content
Reports To: Director of Technology

Job Summary:
Serves as the technical production specialist for online and digital projects/applications.

Consults with creative, project and account management teams on projects, providing input into functional and technical specifications.

Responsible for building and maintaining all websites and web applications for our clients, as well as the development of high-impact HTML5 advertising solutions, as needed.

Central to this position are developing code, creating and maintaining CMSs, and a variety of skills and knowledge related to the creation of web and mobile applications, digital advertising, social media integrations, email capture and other digital solutions.

Essential strengths for this role are technical savvy, ability to learn new platforms and technology, ability to work in a self-directed manner, and well-developed skills in task and time management, organization, and communication.

Essential Functions:
• Implement technical and functional requirements for all client web applications with primary focus on front-end development. Develop functional and appealing web- and mobile-based applications based on usability

• Build responsive websites in HTML/CSS/JS

• Partner seamlessly with designers, project managers and account executives to ensure all necessary project specifications and requirements are met

• Provide initial level of quality control testing for digital projects, as well as testing new and existing products for proper functionality. Takes ownership and demonstrates initiative to identify and implement fixes and improvements.

• Handle technical client problems and works out solutions that are acceptable for both the client and agency. Provide website maintenance and enhancements

• Advise on and integrate new product initiatives including but not limited to technology partnerships and social media initiatives

• Prioritize multiple projects and maintain deadlines

• Create quality prototypes on tight timelines

• Stay current with emerging technologies

• Promote usability best practices


• 5 + years of web development experience

• Intermediate to advanced skills in PHP and JavaScript

• Advanced to Expert skills in HTML and CSS, HTML5 and CSS3 preferred

• Experience creating WordPress templates from scratch and creating custom post types and functions within WordPress.

• Demonstrates mid-level Wordpress/Drupal development, from installation and configuration to theme and module development.

• Excellent communications skills, creativity and initiative. Must collaborate with others, and share concepts and code freely

• Additional skills in visual design, data viz, UI/UX or SEO/Analytics preferred

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