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Constructive Partners with David Lynch Foundation, The Legal Aid Society, and Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute

Constructive is proud to announce our recent selection as web design partner by the David Lynch Foundation, The Legal Aid Society, and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute. Constructive will also collaborate with the David Lynch Foundation and The Legal Aid Society to develop branding for their organizations.

The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve their health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.

The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Rights Practices.

The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) works to transform eldercare and disability services. They foster dignity, respect, and independence―for all who receive care and all who provide it. The nation’s leading authority on the direct care workforce, PHI promotes quality direct-care jobs as the foundation for quality care. They develop not only recruitment, training, and supervision practices, but also the public policies necessary to support them.

Full-Stack WordPress Developer for Social Impact Design Agency, NYC

If you are a Senior Full-Stack WordPress developer who excels at translating sophisticated UX and design into exceptional interaction design, and are hungry to collaborate in close-knit teams of senior strategic and creative experts to push boundaries, then we’d love to hear from you.

And if you care deeply about the mark on the world you leave and share our deep commitment to using strategic, creative, and technical expertise to make a positive impact on issues like climate change, education, and social justice, then we think you’d love working with us and our clients.

Constructive is a boutique brand experience design firm that specializes in digital. For the last 17 years, we’ve partnered with leading organizations at the forefront of social change to develop brand strategy and designed experiences that help make progress towards overcoming the worlds most important challenges.

We’re looking for a creative, flexible thinker who has a proven track record of success leading web development on projects that demand a high degree of creative and technical complexity. Take a look at what will be expected from, and what you’ll get in return (other than a great working environment with interesting projects) should you join us. If it sounds like a fit, then we hope you’ll get in touch so we can meet in person.

 

Our Senior Full-Stack Developers Will:

  • Work On-Site in our NYC Office (we do not sponsor visas at this time)
  • Execute Full-Stack WordPress Web Development from Start to Finish
  • Coordinate Development with Technical Strategy and Design Teams
  • Mentor other Developers and Conduct Peer Code Review
  • Maintain Project Technical Documentation
  • Maintain Project Code Quality
  • Care about Social, Environmental, Economic Issues

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of PHP and Full-Stack WordPress development
  • Excellent understanding and development with Front-End JS and CSS frameworks
  • Excellent understanding and development of adaptive and responsive web development
  • Excellent grasp of development workflows, git, deployment
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Process-Minded & Detail-Oriented
  • Excel at Executing Multiple Simultaneous Projects

Big Plusses

  • Familiarity with Data Visualization, D3, HighCharts
  • Familiarity with Drupal
  • Familiarity with Pantheon, WP Engine, AWS
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure, System Administration, DevOps
  • Familiarity with integrating CMS’s with CRM and external systems
  • Familiarity with Solr / Elasticsearch / AWS Cloud Search
  • Interest or a background in UX / design
  • Enjoy Bourbon (or willing to try)!
  • A Sense of Humor

Salary & Perks

  • $85k-$110k/year, depending on ability
  • 15 Paid Days Off (10 Personal, 5 Sick) + 1 Additional Personal Day Accrued per Year
  • Half-Day Summer Fridays (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • Paid Time Off Between Christmas & New Year’s
  • Company Profit-Sharing Plan / Bonus
  • $1,000 Annual Professional Development Stipend
  • TransitChek
  • 401(k) (currently with 4% Match)
  • Option to Join Company Healthcare Plan
  • Drink Delicious Bourbon Every Non-Summer Friday

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter/email letting us know what you find compelling about our firm and why you’d be a great fit for our team to jobs@constructive.co.

More About Constructive

Founded in 2000, Constructive (www.constructive.co) is a leading brand experience design firm that helps visionary social change organizations achieve greater impact in the world. We help clients advance their missions by providing expertise in brand strategy, design, content, and technology. Combining the rigor and strategic insights of a brand consultancy with the creativity and technical acumen of a web design firm, we create mission-driven brand experiences that help our clients stand up, stand out, and stand for something.

Constructive Designs Print and Digital Editions of Change Agent

We’re pleased to announce that Constructive recently had the opportunity to design the fourth edition of Change Agent, the biannual publication of The Communications Network.

– Read the Online Version of Change Agent Here! –

The fourth edition of Change Agent features thinking from social good organization such as the Surfrider Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as thinking from our own founder Matt Schwartz, with his insight on how brand strategy helps designers create more effective experiences.

The Communications Network envisions a world in which nonprofit organizations and foundations use innovative and effective communication programs to advance their missions, improve lives and deliver social change. The Network is a nonprofit organization comprised of social sector leaders from foundations, nonprofits and consulting firms across the globe who share the belief that smart strategic communications have the power to transform society and improve lives. Founded nearly 30 years ago by the late Frank Karel of The Robert Wood Johnson and Rockefeller Foundations to help social change leaders improve their work and “get the word out”, today. The Network is the premier leadership organization for nonprofit communications professionals.

The Sikh Coalition Launches Redesigned Website

Continuing Constructive’s concentration in web design for non-profit organizations, Constructive is proud to announce the launch of the Sikh Coalition’s redesigned website.

The Sikh Coalition is a national community-based organization with offices and staff in New York City, California (Bay Area and Los Angeles), Washington D.C. and Chicago with over one hundred volunteer community advocates working to protect Sikh civil rights across the United States. For 15 years, the Sikh Coalition has defended Sikh civil liberties in the courtroom, classroom, community and halls of Congress. Whether it’s working to secure safer schools, prevent hate and discrimination, create equal employment opportunities, or empower local Sikh communities, the Sikh Coalition’s goal is working towards a world where Sikhs, and other religious minorities in America, may freely practice their faith without bias and discrimination.

Matthew Schwartz to Conduct Master Class at Web of Change 2016

Constructive’s Founder, Matthew Schwartz, has been asked to present Designing Brand Experience in the Digital Age as a Master Class at the Web of Change 2016 conference, taking place at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur California from November 28th through December 2nd.

Designing Brand Experience in the Digital Age
A brand is a powerful expression of a social change organization’s mission and values, and a key strategic asset that is central to its very success. But how are today’s social change brands experienced? And how do we bridge the gap between online engagement and real-world impact? To better fulfill their missions, social impact organizations must create meaningful experiences that cross the digital divide, applying a strategic combination of branding, design, and technology to clearly communicate their value, deepen dialogue, and strengthen engagement—both internally and with the world. When our goals are as ambitious as addressing climate change, social justice, or intergenerational poverty, we need more than just good user experiences, we need meaningful brand experiences.

  • How social change brands create value
  • How brands are experienced
  • The role of websites in executing organizational strategy
  • How to build a mission-driven brand strategy
  • How to use brand strategy to drive the online experience.

Web of Change is an annual conference and series of events for the foremost thinkers and doers in social media, digital strategy and social change. Web of Change conference alumni are responsible for some of the most innovative digital work on the planet and make waves inside groups like Greenpeace, Presente.org, 350.org, National Council of La Raza and the SEIU. Web of Change events and programs form a powerful network and help alumni do the transformative work of creating a better tomorrow.

Constructive to Present “Designing Brand Experience in the Digital Age” With Nonprofit Technology Network

Constructive’s Founder, Matthew Schwartz will be presenting Designing Brand Experience in the Digital Age with The Nonprofit Technology Network‘s 501 Tech NYC club on Wednesday, November 16th from 6pm – 8pm.

Register for FREE here!

Designing Brand Experience in the Digital Age
A brand is a powerful expression of a social change organization’s mission and values, and a key strategic asset that is central to its very success. But how are today’s social change brands experienced? And how do we bridge the gap between online engagement and real-world impact? To better fulfill their missions, social impact organizations must create meaningful experiences that cross the digital divide, applying a strategic combination of branding, design, and technology to clearly communicate their value, deepen dialogue, and strengthen engagement—both internally and with the world. When our goals are as ambitious as addressing climate change, social justice, or intergenerational poverty, we need more than just good user experiences, we need meaningful brand experiences.

  • How social change brands create value
  • How brands are experienced
  • The role of websites in executing organizational strategy
  • How to build a mission-driven brand strategy
  • How to use brand strategy to drive the online experience.

NTEN’s 501 Tech NYC club offers the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues in the five boroughs, bringing together pros and accidental techies to share their knowledge and get the support they need to create a better New York.

Spotlight on Redesigned TCTMD Website at TCT 2016

Constructive is excited and proud of our collaboration with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation on the launch of TCTMD’s redesigned website – just in time for !

Watch  an interview with Shelley Wood, Stephanie Gutch, and Dr. C. Michael Gibson discussing their strategic goals and how the new website delivers on them.

 

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve the survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation Partners with Constructive to Launch Redesigned TCTMD Website

Continuing Constructive’s concentration in web design for social-impact nonprofit organizations, Constructive is proud to announce the launch of TCTMD’s redesigned website.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve the survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease.

TCTMD is the leading online resource for cutting-edge news and information in interventional cardiovascular medicine, and beyond. Since its launch in 2000, TCTMD has delivered news, information, and learning on demand for today’s interventional cardiologists and serves as an online clearinghouse of educational materials presented at TCT and other CRF conferences. TCTMD is owned and operated by CRF.

Constructive & The Foundation Center Team Up for Free Branding Workshop

Join Matthew Schwartz, Founder & Director of Strategy, for a workshop on social impact branding and online experience design at The Foundation Center‘s New York offices on Wednesday, November 9 from 10am – 12pm.  

Register for FREE here!

A brand is a powerful expression of a social change organization’s mission and values, and a key strategic asset that is central to its very success. But how are today’s social change brands experienced? And how do we bridge the gap between online engagement and real-world impact?

To better fulfill their missions, social impact organizations must create meaningful experiences that cross the digital divide, applying a strategic combination of branding, design, and technology to clearly communicate their value, deepen dialogue, and strengthen engagement—both internally and with the world. When our goals are as ambitious as addressing climate change, social justice, or intergenerational poverty, we need more than just good user experiences, we need meaningful brand experiences.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What makes social impact brands unique
  • How social change brands create value
  • How brands are experienced
  • The role of websites in executing organizational strategy
  • How to build a mission-driven brand strategy
  • How to use brand strategy to drive the online experience.

Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Constructive Helps to Launch Gradian Health Systems Redesigned Website

Continuing Constructive’s concentration in web design for social-impact nonprofit organizations, Constructive is proud to announce the launch of Gradian Health Systems’ redesigned website.

Gradian Health Systems is a nonprofit medical device company that equips low-resource hospitals to perform safe surgery. They manufacture, sell, and distribute equipment that they support with clinical and technical training and ongoing customer service to ensure that hospitals in developing countries can deliver high-quality surgical and anesthesia care. Their core technology — the Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM) — is a CE-certified anesthesia workstation designed to function without electricity and oxygen, helping its users operate with confidence regardless of their environment. Gradian was founded in 2011 by the Nick Simons Foundation, a family foundation that supports initiatives to improve access to healthcare around the world.