Website Developer

Foundation for Intentional Community

Back-end Wordpress Developer Job Description

Foundation for Intentional Community


The Foundation for Intentional Community is seeking a skilled Wordpress developer to join our team and help build a new version of the FIC website and communities platform. 


The FIC is a 32-year-old organization and a mainstay of the intentional communities movement. The organization is currently restructuring to focus more on providing streamlined, effective ways for those looking for communities to find them online. Our dedicated IT team is going to turn the current FIC Wordpress site into a beautifully-functioning, high performance digital platform for connecting people and communities. 


This role will involve working with staff developers and other contractors to customize plugins, build custom components, and integrate site-wide payment and user account features into the new platform. Strong knowledge of PHP and MySQL fundamentals and Wordpress architecture is essential. Kindness, accountability, and enthusiasm for the values of intentional community are also essential! 


Please send a cover letter describing why you would like to work for the FIC, resume, and links to  three code samples you’re proud of to  


Application Deadline: December 15, 2019


Start date: January 1st, 2020


Commitment: 10-20 hours per week, with hours increasing based on our success and needs. 


Compensation: starting at $25/hr, increasing (including potential benefits) by mid-year.


Skills and Experience required:

  • Substantial professional experience writing clean, well-documented Wordpress code

  • Experience working with WooCommerce, BuddyPress, bbPress and GiveWP is an asset

  • Familiarity with the needs of complex, high-traffic Wordpress sites is an asset

  • Willingness to pragmatically work together with others on the team to address problems and design optimal technical solutions

  • Comfort with Zoom, Google Docs, Slack and Asana

  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback, deliver timely work, and communicate clearly and reliably 


Ideal candidate will also have:

  • Familiarity with the Intentional Communities movement, and FIC’s work

  • Experience working in a cooperative, consensus-based environment, whether in a worker-owned cooperative, non-profit or residential community


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