Website Administrator/Developer

Woodwell Climate Research Center

Falmouth, Massachusetts

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 / Yearly Salary

Website Administrator/Developer
Falmouth, Massachusetts or Remote

Mission: Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) conducts science for solutions at the nexus of climate, people, and nature. We partner with leaders and communities for just meaningful impact to address the climate crisis.

Objective Summary: The Communications department seeks a Website Administrator/Developer to complement current writing, cartography, graphic design, and multimedia production capabilities and enhance science storytelling across all Woodwell Climate websites. The Website Administrator/Developer is responsible for developing and maintaining dynamic, accessible, brand-aligned websites for Woodwell Climate Research Center and affiliated projects. This individual is a creative thinker capable of working in close collaboration across multiple internal and external teams to translate storytelling goals into innovative, compelling web experiences, particularly through integration of applications for interactive visualization of scientific data.

Essential Functions:
    • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining, expanding, and scaling our Wordpress-based website, woodwellclimate.org
    • Create and maintain project websites of varying scopes and designs in collaboration with science and design teams
    • Work collaboratively with Communications, GIS, and science team members to develop and integrate interactive maps, applications, and spatial data visualizations into Woodwell Climate websites
    • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases into websites and web-based data visualizations
    • Stay up-to-date on trends and best practices in web applications and programming
    • Track trends and regularly update all Woodwell Climate websites to ensure highest standards of accessibility and security
    • Support Communications Manager in ensuring website content is updated regularly and coordinated with other channels
    • Work with Communications Manager to monitor and report out on key metrics of website reach and engagement
    • Contribute creative ideas for enhancing website reach, engagement, and accessibility
    • Serve as an advocate for user experience during idea generation and development of new web sites, pages, and content

Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in web development, computer information systems, or computer science, or equivalent coursework in web technologies (ex. Professional Certificate programs, Bootcamps, etc.)
    • 5+ years of experience in web programming and website maintenance
    • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
    • In-depth knowledge of HTML5, CSS, MySQL, PHP, and an advanced understanding of JavaScript, Python, or similar high-level language and relevant libraries
    • Experience with custom Wordpress themes
    • Experience with either building interactive chart visualizations or using tools and libraries that do so
    • Working knowledge of a source control and issue management system, preferably GitHub
    • Professional portfolio/willingness to share data visualization examples as a demonstration of skills and experience
    • Ability to think creatively in problem-solving and debugging
    • Strong data management, communication, and quality assurance skills
    • Self-driven to learn and push new ideas
    • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively

Desired Qualifications:
    • Understanding of geospatial data
    • Understanding of UX design principles
    • Understanding and use of search engine optimization principles
    • Understanding of web accessibility best practices
    • Experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools, and Google Analytics

Work Environment: The functions of this role are conducted in an office environment.
Application review will be ongoing.
Desired Start Date: January 15, 2024

Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position, with an annual salary range from $75,000.00 to $85,000.00, dependent on qualifications/experience. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts or remote.

Work Eligibility: Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our career’s portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type WDA23 on all correspondence.
Please visit Woodwell's website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 100+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.
Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Woodwell

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.

The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.

Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.

We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.



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