Technology Associate

US-Washington D.C.
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-2406

Overview

 

INDIVISIBLE

 

Job Title:  Technology Associate

                                                                              

Location:  Washington, DC

 

The Technology Associate will provide critical infrastructure support across our organization, serving in a variety of technical roles. The Associate will perform work in software development (both web- and app-based), system administration, some database management, occasional tech support, documentation writing, and network management. A critical facet of the Associate’s job will be working with others:  she or he will work with other staff, volunteers, and vendors/contractors, in order to address the evolving IT needs of the organization.
 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is full-time, with a minimum salary of $45,000, commensurate with experience, as well as a benefits package.

 

Responsibilities

    • Software Development:
    • Provide support to the web team to facilitate interactions between Indivisible’s website and our backend systems;
    • Enhance, maintain, and develop software systems on the web, as standalone apps, and on new tech platforms (e.g. Google Home) that support Indivisible’s local groups and/or the central coordination of national actions;
    • Create reports on our data to enhance the decision-making of Indivisible’s leadership.
    • Database (and Data Warehouse) Administration and Reporting:
    • Make sure that our disparate back-end systems’ data are kept up-to-date and in sync with each other;
    • Respond to emails and update databases based on incoming requests for changes to our information about local Indivisible groups;
    • Maintain a data warehouse and understand the data therein;
    • Be able to generate various reports.
    • Systems Administration and Tech Support:
    • Support users’ access to back-end systems (e.g. email, database, CRM);
    • Help users when they are having problems with their laptops, phones, wifi, etc.
    • Video Production:
    • Support the production and development of Indivisible's weekly Facebook Live videos, including setup and testing; enhance the current video environment to provide features that may be requested by the Communications team (such as chyrons, logos, secondary feeds)
    • Network Operations:
    • Help to resolve network connectivity issues, especially for remote users.
    • Documentation Writing:
    • Write up the details of what our back-end systems (as well as our programs/apps)  do, how they interact with each other, how our data is stored in them, and how to use them, for both non-technical and technically oriented audiences.

Desired Skills

    • Ability to express oneself clearly, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to work both independently and in team environments
    • Web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, REST, API writing and usage)
    • SQL
    • Strong knowledge of ActionKit functionality and its API
    • Ideally, a strong knowledge of ProsperWorks functionality and its API; alternatively, good experience with CRMs
    • Facebook API
    • Twitter API
    • Video production and filming, audio engineering, and video editing
    • Wirecast or OBS
    • iOS and/or Android app development
    • WAN / LAN / WLAN design, setup and management (incl. switching and routing; NAT; WiFi; VLANs)
    • Network security
    • Data warehouse / data mining / machine learning experience

 

 
 
About the Indivisible Project
 
We are a dynamic, non-profit start-up seeking initial full-time hires to support our mission: resisting Trump’s agenda by empowering local activist groups to make their Members of Congress listen. Our work is premised on a simple idea: that Trump’s agenda doesn’t depend on Trump--but rather on whether individual Members of Congress resist. In short, we work to support the creative, local leaders driving the Indivisible Movement.
 
Following the election of Donald Trump, a group of two dozen former congressional staffers and progressive advocates drafted a document called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” What is the Indivisible Guide? It’s a toolkit on citizen power, a set of local, defensive advocacy strategies and tactics for resisting the Trump agenda. Thousands of local groups have now formed in nearly every congressional district in the country to put the the guide into action.
 
The Indivisible Project is now transitioning from an all-volunteer organization to a hybrid volunteer and staff model to support their efforts.
 
Indivisible, a project of The Advocacy Fund, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
 

Application Requirements:

 

A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested.  Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. 

 

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