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YWCA Toronto- Front-End Web Developer and Website Administrator


YWCA Toronto

Front-End Web Developer and Websie Administrator

YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women escape violence, move
out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing.

We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women back from achieving equality.

Internal and External Job Posting
Part-Time Front-End Web Developer and Website Administrator (Contract Position)
Advocacy and Communications
JOB ID: ADV0402
Employment Type: Part-Time, Contract
Work Hours: 17.5 hours per week (some evening and the occasional weekend work required)
Salary: $23,939 annually (Level 5); plus comprehensive benefits
Location: 87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8
Contract Start Date: March 1, 2021
Contract End Date: February 25, 2022
Internal Application Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2021
External Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

JOIN OUR TEAM
YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all
individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals
who identify as trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and
gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.
The Part-Time Front-End Web Developer and Website Administrator is responsible for developing, maintaining and
optimizing YWCA Toronto’s website. By managing the Content Management System, the Part-Time Front-End Web
Developer and Website Administrator will create and ensure maximum efficiency of the site, maintain brand consistency
across all web pages and offer innovative solutions. They will be responsive to the website needs of the organization from
implementing daily/weekly/monthly content changes to developing more robust campaign pages and webpages. They will
also work collaboratively within the team and optimizes the website’s functionality and offer solutions to problems that
arise.

ABOUT YWCA TORONTO – ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS
YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. Our programs promote equality, economic security
and lives free from violence. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices,
enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs,
community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Determines the structure and design of YWCA Toronto website, webpages, blog and on third-party platforms;
• Updates to all areas of website via Content Management System (Advantage CMS) as required;
• Ensures all website pages are mobile and tablet optimized;
• Recommends modifications to website in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance;
• Implements analytics and data gathering tools (through Google Analytics or another similar platform);
• Leads the relationship with the website hosting company and CMS provider to coordinate and manage new projects
and on-going issues;
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• Maintains AODA compliance throughout site and serves as in-house expert on accessibility guidelines and website
issues.

QUALIFICATIONS
• In-depth knowledge of web development, normally acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree
in Computer Science or related field (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
• 3-5 years experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and integrating rest APIs;
• 3-5 years experience working within Content Management Systems;
• Full-stack (front-end, back-end) experience considered an asset;
• Understanding of key design principles, graphic design or UX experience considered an asset;
• Comprehensive understanding of SEO principles;
• Ability to identify potential problems and opportunities related to website and digital landscape;
• Strong, creative problem-solving skills are critical to this position Able to work in fast-paced environment both
alone and in team dynamic;
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
• Excellent relationship skills with the ability to work within a diverse environment;
• Superior organizational t skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with
multiple stakeholders;
• Demonstrates awareness of issues affecting women and girls.
Note: Vacation may not be taken six weeks prior to the Women of Distinction annual fundraiser.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: Marika Motiwalla, Manager of Communications and Marketing at
AdvocacyJobs@ywcatoronto.org. Please quote JOB ID ADV0402 and your name in the subject line.

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA
Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the Bargaining Unit.
Please indicate on your cover letter and email subject line if you are an internal candidate. For internal applicants,
this position is not secondable.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We
encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual
orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.
If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.
Posting date: January 29, 2021