Website Designer/Developer (Independent Contractor)

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Website Designer/Developer (Independent Contractor)

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, is seeking a skilled Designer/Developer to lead the continued improvement of its Drupal-based website. This position is for an independent contractor who will work off-site on an as-needed basis (with four guaranteed hours per month), with a preference given to someone who is local to Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate will be expected to be a proactive member of our team to maintain and improve the design and layout of the site to conform to best practices in website usability and accessibility; recommend and introduce new features to improve the user experience of the site; optimize the site and hosting to improve performance; and better integrate our print publications with our online publishing process.

The Designer/Developer will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Drupal core and related modules, specifying development and design requirements, identifying optimal solutions, testing updates, and troubleshooting bugs. The Designer/Developer will also be responsible for installing updates and making backups of the web server (Linode). The Designer/Developer will be responsible for managing any outside developers.

This Designer/Developer will only be responsible for site design, development and maintenance. This individual will not be responsible for editing or posting content.


Strong commitment to excellent design and user experience

Strong understanding of accessible and usable site design

Advanced working knowledge of Drupal CMS architecture (currently running Drupal 6)

Advanced working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and CSS

Linux server administration

Excellent communication skills

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