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PAWS New England is looking for a front-end developer

Five years ago, I adopted a dog from PAWS New England. Four years ago, I gave their website a responsive redesign.

Since then, traffic has grown by 5x, while mobile traffic has increased by 27x and now accounts for more than 50-percent of all site traffic. What started as a one-time project evolved into an ongoing partnership. The site has gone through various iterations—little nudges and tweaks to improve usability and make things run faster.

I’m immensely proud of what we’ve built, but I also don’t have the time to focus on this project like I used to, so I’m looking for another front-end developer to help me out.

The Details #

PAWS is 100% volunteer run. Not a single one of us, including the founders, receive a penny for the work we do. This allows us to spend 99-cents of every single dollar that comes in on saving dogs lives. It also means this is an unpaid, volunteer position.

It will involve less than 5 hours of work a week. You’ll be “reporting” to me, so-to-speak, and I’ll be available to help you get up-to-speed. Things you’ll be doing:

  • Making content updates, usually about once a month, when special events and opportunities arise.
  • Implementing new features (like an events calendar) into the existing site design.
  • Identifying UX pain points and implementing small, interative changes to improve usability.
  • Working with WordPress, Sass, and native JavaScript (I’ll coach and train you as needed).

Interested? Email me.

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