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Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders | NTEN

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Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders | NTEN: his is where the iUrban Teen program comes in. We aim to bring back the wonder and enthusiasm that Carl Sagan spoke of, what we call the “technology spark.” We do this by introducing teens to Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art (STEM Arts) related careers.

We work to get teens inspired to pursue the knowledge required to bring their ideas to life. While our programs focus on black and brown teenagers, especially those that might be at risk of dropping out of school, we welcome all teens.



Online Fundraising Going Mobile

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Online Fundraising Going Mobile: s certainly not news that people are increasingly using their mobile phones and tablets to go online. A recent report shows that 78% of Facebook users are now accessing the service through their mobile whilst even online retail sites are seeing a large and growing mobile audience. In fact, a majority of people are accessing retail pages both on a PC and a tablet/smartphone.



Technical Lead | Advomatic

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Working at Advomatic

Build websites and online tools for progressive organizations with us! We are technical specialists who focus on honing our craft. We use an iterative development process and don't skimp on quality.

We are more than just a development shop; our staff chooses to work for Advomatic because of our commitment to strengthening the progressive movement through awesomely powerful websites.

We are active in the world of open source technology and we make time for professional development and contributions. We encourage our developers to put what they’ve learned into practice. We have a beautiful office in downtown Manhattan, and much of our team also works remotely. We have a generous vacation policy and offer flexible work hours.

If this sounds like a place you’d like to work, read on…

Summary

Technical Leads at Advomatic are responsible for technical oversight of web and application development projects from the planning stage through implementation, as well as ongoing support.

The Technical Lead gathers and synthesizes information from clients and members of the Advomatic team to define a project's specifications. The Lead then maintains a holistic view of the requirements and project goals throughout the development phase, working with the team to implement the requirements while providing high level technical guidance.

As a Technical Lead you would:
  • Work with the Director of Web Development to qualify projects and estimate work at a high level for proposals.
  • Provide technical feedback and guidance during the planning and design phase of projects.
  • Assess project needs against current tools and trends in Drupal, and the wider world of web development.
  • Distill ideas from clients, content strategists, and designers into a list of prioritized requirements, define initial solutions, and summarize technical implementation tasks.
  • Provide accurate initial and ongoing estimates of remaining work effort.
  • Ensure that implementation plans are technically consistent and efficient.
  • Provide guidance to the development team during implementation.
  • Monitor high risk tasks and scope change against the original specifications.
  • Coordinate code reviews and deployment tasks.
  • Support existing clients via Advomatic’s support ticket system.
  • Run security updates for Drupal core and contrib.
  • Work with the rest of the development team, project managers, Technical Manager, and Director of Web Development to implement and improve new tools.
You should have most of these qualities:
  • Experience working on web-based projects, preferably as a team lead.
  • 2+ years working with Drupal.
  • Superior communication skills (especially written) with an ability to translate complex technical concepts to non-technical clients.
  • Experience translating wireframes and design comps into Drupal-specific features.
    Experience creating consistent and accurate estimates.
  • Attention to detail. Please start your cover letter/pitch with “Dear Advoteam,” when applying
  • Strong self-management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
    Located in a timezone shared with the continental United States.
It would be great if you had a few of these qualities, too:
  • Experience in client service agencies or building web sites for advocacy organizations.
    Experience working with virtual teams.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies like Consultancy Scrum or Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).
  • Contributing to and playing an active role in the Drupal community.
  • An excellent sense of humor.
  • Additional CMS experience, in addition to Drupal.

This posting is open to individuals interested in full-time employment. Contractors, web agencies, or employment firms need not apply.

Interested? Apply now! http://www.advomatic.com/jobs/apply

Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover

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Foundation Center - Press Release - Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover: Foundation Center Launches GrantCraft Makeover
Intuitive Design Is Hallmark of Global Community of
Learning for Philanthropy

New York, NY — June 25, 2014. Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched a completely redesigned website for its GrantCraft service, which harnesses the practical wisdom of funders worldwide to provide free resources that improve the practice of philanthropy. The new site is home to guides, blogs, videos, and other media that address questions faced by funders of all types around the world, helping to support a global movement of strategic philanthropy.

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