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Senior Web Developer and Strategist

Boston, Massachusetts, USABostonMassachusettsUSA

Exceptional Lives is a not-for-profit organization that helps parents and caregivers get the information they need to help family members with disabilities. Figuring out how to find services or navigate complicated processes when you’re stressed, new to the situation, or entering a new phase of your child’s life can be overwhelming. We write our online guides, blogs, and resource directory in language that parents can understand and organize the information so they can find what’s applicable to their situations. We’re based out of Boston, Massachusetts and create content for families throughout the United States. Our team is passionate about helping families and you can learn more about us  

Areas of Responsibility: 

We’re looking for a Senior Web Developer and Strategist (SWDS) who can guide our technical strategy working directly with the COO. Applicants should have a passion for our mission and be prepared to put themselves in the shoes of a family in this situation. The SWDS also needs to be able to work hands-on with our technology which includes a website, knowledge base, chat tooling, analytics, and business intelligence tooling. The SWDS will need to hire and manage a junior developer and potentially lead and manage contractors. Experience leading a team and in project management are beneficial. 

This position is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Although we do offer the ability for seasoned employees in good standing to work remotely certain days of the week, all Massachusetts employees must be able to commute regularly to our office.

Educational Background: 
A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or another relevant technical/business specialty
5+ years experience in website development using HTML and JavaScript coding.
Basic design knowledge and an understanding of how websites work across platforms
Knowledge of website security best practices
Experience analyzing website traffic in Google Analytics
The ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
The ability and willingness to learn new technologies and tooling quickly
The ability to create and drive a technical strategy for our content and website, by understanding the requirements discussed with the COO
Strong oral and written communication skills

 ●      Marketing technologies to perform A/B testing, analyze traffic, automate user flows, etc

●      Experience consolidating analytics data from multiple sources (website, knowledge base, support, etc) and displaying it for management

●      Experience managing large sets of content online in support or documentation scenarios

●      An understanding of Google Adwords and SEO

●      Experience leading a technical team

●      WordPress, Squarespace, Zendesk experience preferred

●      An understanding of accessibility and the related compliance


$80,000 - $100,000

Salary is based upon experience

Exceptional Lives values the contributions of its team members and reflects such in its culture. 

We offer health insurance and three weeks of paid vacation.

Additional Information: 

Other Requirements

·       Must be a US resident or hold a permanent green card.

·       Speak fluent English

·       Willing to undergo a background check

·   All new employees are hired for a 90 day trial period. Permanent employment will be offered at the end of this time provided that both you and Exceptional Lives determine that the trail period was a success.

 Benefits and Anything Else Worth Mentioning

Exceptional Lives values the contributions of its team members and reflects such in its culture. Exceptional Lives offers health insurance and three weeks of paid vacation.

Exceptional Lives is committed to providing equal opportunities and to non-discrimination. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with whom we are in contact are treated without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, ancestry, marital status, citizenship status, or veteran status.

Organization Info

Exceptional Lives

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

Finding information and support when you care for someone with a developmental disability is hard. We’re here to make it easier.

Exceptional Lives provides free information for families who have children with disabilities on how to access services and resources and explains processes in a way that is easy to follow and understand.

Exceptional Lives is an independent not-for-profit organization. We aim to improve the lives of caregivers and their children by:
Meeting them where they are, reducing stress by providing accurate, vetted, and easy-to-understand information, and supporting parents and caregivers with knowledge so they can more effectively advocate for their children.

We envision a world in which families raising children with disabilities become effective advocates for their children because they are informed about and able to access the public resources and benefits they need to help their children thrive.

  • Step by step online guides making difficult processes easier
  • Resource Directory
  • Phone & email support

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 21 2019
Active Until: 
Jun 21 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Exceptional Lives