Summary

To represent Angel Oak Creative and its clients with the utmost integrity across all website disciplines (focused primarily, but not exclusively, on front-end and back-end development); to oversee Angel Oak Creative’s website service offerings involving a mastery of mid-level development activities including, but not limited to, developing WordPress themes and child themes, using page builders (i.e. Divi and WP Bakery), managing server environments and employing version control.

Status: Full time

Location: Raleigh, NC

Reports to: Director of Client Success

Compensation: $55 – $60k (total compensation package: $70 – $75k)

 

Job Specifications

WordPress Developer (primary responsibilities)

  • Full-Stack WordPress Competencies: see website projects from conception to completion using the WordPress CMS in various server environments (i.e. Flywheel and DigitalOcean)
  • WordPress Themes and Plugins: create child themes and custom plugins as needed to meet project requirements using Git workflows
  • Extensible Development: develop secure and mobile-first websites, microsites and landing pages
  • Platform Agnosticism: as needed, develop websites using a variety of content management systems like WordPress, Squarespace and Wix
  • Staging Environments: create local and online server development environments
    Website Security: employ secure coding practices and deploy effective security measures for client sites
  • UI Design: as capacity allows, support the Creative Department in the production of wireframes, website assets and iconography
  • Website Support: diagnose website support requests and make ongoing front-end and back-end updates to client sites
  • Hosting and Security: oversee Angel Oak Creative’s hosting and security offerings to clients by proactively managing company’s relationship with Flywheel
  • Technical Consultation: proactively guide clients and Angel Oak Creative’s team through website solutions, integrations and security measures
  • Research and Development: proactively monitor/assess development trends to provide recommendations that capitalize on opportunities for clients and Angel Oak Creative
  • Documentation: continually document standard operating procedures to foster efficient development processes

WordPress Developer (secondary responsibilities)

  • Brand Integrity: uphold the integrity of client visual identities (brand guidelines)
  • Client Relations: uphold highest standard of client relations (foster relationships)
  • Account Execution: execute website deliverables under direction of account lead and/or own projects from conception to completion
  • Project Management: facilitate communication and prioritization of client work and deadlines to ensure quality deliverables and high efficiency
  • Account Growth and Scoping: assist new business development team and client services team in accurately identifying and scoping prospective website projects

WordPress Developer (preferred responsibilities; not required)

  • Upholding Angel Oak Creative’s:
  • guiding principle: to glorify the Lord in all that we do
  • core values: generosity, gratitude, grace, grit
  • thought leadership: agency position in marketing and nonprofit industries

 

Required Skills

  • Must-Haves
  • Demonstrating mastery with HTML, CCS, JavaScript and PHP
  • Executing exceptional customer service
  • Maintaining security best practices for client projects, on-premise devices and cloud infrastructure
  • Configuring DNS records on registrars like GoDaddy and NameCheap
  • Showing proficiency with the WordPress ecosystem (MySQL, theme and plugin development, and cross-browser/cross-platform debugging)
  • Using GitHub, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft 365 and text editors like Visual Studio Code
  • Managing Linux environments, connecting with SSH/FTP, setting up NGINX and Apache servers, and navigating within UNIX terminals
  • Upholding the company’s guiding principle: glorifying the Lord in all that we do
  • Upholding the company’s core values: generosity, gratitude, grace, grit
  • Positioning Angel Oak Creative as a thought leader in the marketplace
  • Taking a strong interest in Angel Oak Creative’s growth as a company
  • Collaborating and taking ownership of projects
  • Excelling in an entrepreneurial environment where work pressures, disturbances in workflow and unforeseen incidents occur on a regular basis
  • Performing well in close proximity with others and music/dog-friendly culture
  • Managing a large volume of work with tight deadlines and toggling between multiple clients/projects
  • Making ongoing prioritization and re-prioritization decisions
  • Demonstrating excellent written and communications skills
  • Identifying/participating in professional/business development opportunities
  • Possessing a willingness to jump in and provide assistance outside of job description to achieve team success
  • Nice-to-Haves
  • Showing fluency with language libraries/frameworks like jQuery, React + others
  • Working with cloud infrastructure providers like DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud
  • Using Docker and Local by WPEngine

 

Experience 

  • 3+ years of WordPress development experience in agency or corporate environment (or equivalent level of experience as demonstrated by resume/portfolio)
  • Bachelor’s degree (computer science, programming, internet technology, graphic design, or a related field), certificate from development bootcamp, or equivalent level of professional experience as demonstrated by current resume/portfolio
  • Demonstrated nonprofit investment and/or passion preferred

 

Application Process

Please visit angeloakcreative.com. If, upon review, you are passionate about Angel Oak Creative’s mission and nonprofit work, please complete the application form below. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

About Angel Oak Creative

At Angel Oak Creative, we believe that nonprofits have the power to change the world, and this drives everything we do. Because we envision a world where every nonprofit realizes its full potential, we empower them to inspire and activate their communities. The more effectively nonprofits can communicate, the closer we’ll come to making our vision a reality.

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