Overview: The web developer is responsible for managing and maintaining the organization’s website to ensure its functionality, usability, and alignment with the non-profit’s mission and goals. The web developer report directly to the publisher, with a dotted line reporting relationship with the editor and managing editor.
- Website Management:
- Implement design changes, navigation improvements, and user experience enhancements to enhance website usability and engagement.
- Monitor and troubleshoot website issues, such as broken links, loading errors, and compatibility problems across different browsers and devices.
- Regularly review and analyze website analytics to identify opportunities for improvement and optimize website performance.
- Content Development and Updates:
- Optimize (SEO) to improve organic traffic and online visibility.
- Incorporate multimedia elements, such as images, videos, audio, and interactive features, to enhance the user experience.
- Online Marketing and Fundraising Support:
- Assist in the development and execution of online marketing strategies to promote The Watchdog’s programs, events, and initiatives.
- Implement tracking tools, to monitor website performance, measure marketing campaign effectiveness, and generate reports for stakeholders.
- Collaborate with The Watchdog’s marketing team to optimize website content for lead generation and conversion.
- Support online fundraising efforts by integrating donation platforms, creating compelling donation pages, and ensuring a seamless donation process.
- Website Security and Maintenance:
- Implement and maintain necessary security measures to protect the website from malware, hacking attempts, and other cyber threats.
- Perform regular backups of website data and ensure disaster recovery procedures are in place.
- Stay up to date with the latest web technologies, trends, and best practices, and recommend improvements or upgrades as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in web development, computer science, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
- Proven experience in website management, including content updates, design changes, and troubleshooting.
- Strong understanding of UX/UI principles and web design best practices.
- Familiarity with SEO techniques and tools.
- Experience with website analytics platforms (e.g., Google Analytics) and ability to interpret data to drive improvements.
- Knowledge of online marketing strategies, including email marketing, social media, and digital advertising.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with internal teams and external partners.
- Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Basic knowledge of cybersecurity principles and practices.
- Passion for the nonprofit sector and alignment with the organization’s mission.
Note: This job description serves as a general overview of the typical responsibilities and qualifications for a nonprofit webmaster position. Actual job descriptions may vary depending on the specific needs and requirements of The Watchdog.
To apply: Please send your resume with the job title in the subject line to email@example.com.