Web and Digital Designer

Toronto
Part-Time
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Ascend Fundraising Solutions is a charitable gaming provider who works with foundations and non-profits across Canada, the United States and the UK. With over 500+ clients, we are the leading provider of raffle, sweepstakes and lottery solutions in the world.  
 
Would you like to make charitable giving more accessible and help to make a difference in the world? We are looking for a forward-thinking and technically inclined individual to create promotional designs and execute on responsive website templates using WordPress and Shopify. This role will report into our Director of Client Services and be based in our Toronto office. 
 
We are actively casting a wide net across North America and the UK to increase revenue for Charities and Foundations for the social good of all. Work hard, play hard, and overall have a lot of fun in our downtown Toronto, harbor front office. Please note that our team will be working remotely and transition to in-office as we reopen. 
 
Ascend Fundraising Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We look forward to reviewing your credentials and getting to know more about your experience! 
 
Job Requirements: 
Ascend is looking for a talented Web and Digital Designer with a passion for social impact using their development skills to maintain existing client sites. This individual needs to be thoughtful and extremely attentive to detail, with an efficient work style. The successful candidate will also require a solid understanding of HTML, CSS and design principles. Qualified applicants will need to versed in GitHub and AWS. This is a part-time role, with approximately 20hours/week required.

Experience And Technical Skills

  • 2+ years experience with front end web development 
  • Experience with the code editing tools Brackets/Visual Studio Code
  • Strong understanding of AWS and GitHub environments
  • Strong understanding of and experience with Wordpress
  • Proficient in Html5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Shopify and Liquid. - Bonus
  • Experience in front end web design with knowledge of basic UI/UX principles
  • Experience using common communication and productivity tools like Slack, Outlook, Teams
  • Prior experience with Project managements tools like Hive and Jira (optional) or similar tools; ability to learn/grasp the same quickly. 

Throughout the Day, You Would Be Responsible For

  • Publish websites using our customized WordPress and Shopify website templates 
  • Perform site updates with code edits using Brackets or VS Code and GitHub 
  • Publish site updates to live sites in AWS 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve template functionality issues 
  • Utilize Hive project management system to manage jobs 
  • Suggest improvements in workflow processes to increase efficiency 
  • Communicate internally on calls, over Slack, email, and via Hive, with other departments to ensure high quality and timely delivery of jobs 

Personal Qualifications

  • A keen eye for design across disciplines & technologies 
  • Great communications skills both over the phone and email
  • Decision-making abilities, critical thinking skills with a self-starter attitude
  • Web, digital portfolio
  • Ability to follow brand style guides
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently within project deadlines.
  • Strong organization skills including maintaining job folders, documentation and design assets
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques.Team first attitude with an ‘all hands-on deck’ mentality
  • A keen eye for design across disciplines & technologies
  • Great communications skills both over the phone and email
  • Decision-making abilities, critical thinking skills with a self-starter attitude
  • Web, digital portfolio
  • Ability to follow brand style guides
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently within project deadlines.
  • Strong organization skills including maintaining job folders, documentation and design assets 
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques

Why work with us? 

  • You’ll be in a positive and encouraging creative team environment
  • Non-corporate, fun atmosphere
  • Small company feel with established, stable work environment
  • Clients are varied so there is always something new to look forward to
  • You’ll be making a ‘social good’ impact that can be rewarding
  • Smart-casual dress code
  • Generous PTO, plus standard bank holidays

For consideration, please submit: 

1. Cover Letter and Resume in one PDF document

2. Link to your online portfolio 

 

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing. 

Seniority Level: Mid-level 

Industry: Digital Fundraising 

Employment Type: Freelance 

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