Web Developer (contract) - Toronto | Lake Ontario Waterkeeper | FreshGigs.ca | 10/07/15
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Web Developer (contract) contract

Location: Toronto
Company Name: Lake Ontario Waterkeeper ()
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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is seeking a full-time web developer for a 16-week contract to help us improve our websites and develop an exciting new web-based project. Our web projects, including Waterkeeper Swim Guide, have been featured in national media and are used by hundreds of thousands of people to access water quality information.

If you take pride in creating polished, highly-engaging web projects and are eager to help people restore and protect their waterways, this is the perfect position for you.

What you’ll be doing

  • Creating the templates for/ publishing an interactive blueprint on environmental law and investigations on waterkeeper.ca (a Squarespace site)

  • Migrating content from the old waterkeeper.ca website to the existing site

  • Resolving navigation issues and updating CSS on waterkeeper.ca to improve user experience

  • Testing, improving, and launching an online store to sell T-shirts on waterkeeper.ca using existing Squarespace and Stripe tools

  • Providing as-needed support for the overhaul of www.theswimguide.org (currently in progress)

  • Providing as-needed assistance with iOS and Android apps (Swim Guide, Drink Guide)

  • Assisting with the planning, design, and development phase of an exciting new web project (the Watermark Project)

This is the perfect opportunity for a talented developer looking to develop a portfolio to help secure a full-time position or build a client base.

Required skills and experience

To apply for the position, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Be very comfortable with CSS3, HTML5, PHP 5.3+

  • Understanding of application server and development tools, specifically Ubuntu Linux, Git, Apache, Nginx, and MySQL.

  • Have a minimum portfolio of 2-3 web projects that you worked on, either as part of a paid position, on spec, as a volunteer, or simply for your own interest

  • Have a degree or certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, etc.) (* this is a requirement of the program that funds the position)

  • Be 30 years old or younger at the time of the internship

  • Be out of school and seeking employment

  • Be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident, or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Knowledge of Squarespace, Wordpress, Mailchimp, and Salesforce are an added bonus.

Compensation and hours

This position is funded by the YMCA Digital Skills Youth Internship Program. Compensation and hours are dictated by the program - you will work 35 hours per week for 16 weeks and/or a total of 560 hours. Compensation cannot exceed $21 per hour.

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