Front End Developer

Join an amazing team. Do amazing work.

RIF is the leading champion for children's literacy, empowering millions of children to read, learn and grow. We are committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content and resources to make an impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success.  

We are looking for a Front End Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include layout and implementation in content management and marketing automation tools and updating content across all of RIF's platforms. You will work with stakeholders, designers, and developers and provide the critical bridge between graphic design and light technical implementation, playing a role to help both design and technology function together. 

Responsibilities

  • Leverage and maintain library of graphics for regular changes to the website, following brand style guide.
  • Identify style guide gaps to work with design to create standards that can be applied for future use cases.
  • Implement designs on pages in Drupal CMS and marketing automation tools
  • Understand and leverage reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ability to create layouts for Web page and other electronic media with a strict commitment and adherence to mobile first design workflows
  • Skilled in user experience methods and wireframing
  • Collaborate with staff on web design concepts, layouts and strategies, and defending approaches and rationale when necessary.
  • Update Websites (LN, .org, LC) with copy and content on a daily basis, ensuring editorial calendar guidelines are met

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience with front end development/layout for web and mobile applications
  • Detail Oriented and Organized
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • At minimum, basic HTML and CSS skills with preference for candidates that are knowledgeable of front-end development workflows and have proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Proficient in UI and print layout best practices
  • Good understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.
  • Mastery of the production process including asset generation and exporting for all mediums
  • Demonstrate experience in responsive web design

RIF offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, generous annual leave, 403(b) plan with company contribution and company paid life and disability.

To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter including your salary requirement, and resume for consideration here.

RIF is an equal opportunity employer.