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Careers

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We’re so glad you’re here! We are creating a culture of techies and creatives who are passionate about change and ready to make a difference. Our client base spans non-profits, government organizations, and businesses that are doing good in the world.

Although not actively seeking talent at this time, we are always excited to hear from web designers, developers, copywriters, online marketers, and graphic designers. Check out our job descriptions below and send us your resume!

Diversity, equity, & inclusion

At Ruby Slipper, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all humans — regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or ability — feel valued and respected.

Team member experiences

Erin is not only an exceptional designer, but her thoroughness, attention to detail, and positive demeanor make her a joy to work with.

– Dana, Programmer & Happy Dog Web Hosting Provider

 

Working with Erin is a creative experience, and her ability to communicate clearly and kindly is an art. Expectations are discussed in detail, timelines professionally built, all while taking day-to-day life into account.

– Ashley, Graphic Designer

Team member qualities

A great fit for our team is someone who is:

  • Tech-savvy
  • Fun to be around
  • Organized
  • Detail oriented
  • A great communicator
  • Striving for excellence
  • A creative thinker
  • A good person

Positions

Although not immediately hiring, new projects are right around the corner and we are always on the lookout for experts. All positions are for part-time, contractor, virtual work.

Web Designer

Web designers take our clients’ ideas and develop vibrant and easy-to-use pages that amplify their mission and meet their visitors’ needs. Creative web designers bring websites to life with innovative visual elements and concepts.

Job Type: Part-time, contract

Rate: Depending on experience

Experience: 4+ years designing websites for a variety of industries; experience with nonprofits is preferred

Location: This position is virtual, and West Coast residency is preferred, although we will consider candidates from throughout the United States.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Excellent eye for design and intimate understanding of design elements
  • Substantial portfolio of successful web designs
  • Creative, detail-oriented and open to new ideas
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques
  • Proactive brainstormer
  • A collaborative team player who takes pride in their work and wants to make sure our clients are satisfied with their finished product
  • Highly organized
  • Speak English fluently

Desired Skills

  • Use of Teamwork project management software (or similar)
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Divi Themes
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and other visual design programs
  • Up-to-date experience with web protocols, standards, and technologies
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Versed in Gravity Forms, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Word, Google Drive, Dropbox

Responsibilities

Strategize and plan compelling and effective design concepts
Design strategic and compelling web pages that are intuitive, functional, and visually appealing. Once designs are approved, help oversee the implementation of the website and ensure it launches smoothly.

Establish standards, guidelines, and best practices
Through these standards, maintain the site’s appearance. Ensure that the visual elements align with the clients’ branding.

Collaborate with web design team
Work in partnership with other web designers, project managers, copywriters and web developers to integrate all required elements into a cohesive website. Provide expert creative guidance on the overall look, feel and functionality of web design projects.

Test and improve
Test and improve the design and functionality of the website. Improve it’s weak points. Troubleshoot any problems quickly and efficiently to limit the amount of time the site is not functioning.

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At Ruby Slipper, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all contractors, employees, volunteers, and clientele — no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability — feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our company. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, ensuring that all voices are valued and heard.

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If interested, please apply by filling out the form below. Thank you!

 

Web Production Artist

Web Production Artists help establish and maintain our clients’ websites. They are creative, detail-oriented people who are experts with digital interfaces, can work well under stress, keep to deadlines, and has a keen eye for details — no matter how small.

Job Type: Part-time, contract

Rate: Depending on experience

Experience: 3+ years of proven work experience as a Web Production Artist

Location: This position is virtual, and West Coast time zone is preferred as Ruby Slipper is located in Oregon, although we will consider candidates from throughout the United States.

Our Ideal Candidate is:

  • Meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Dedicated to crafting pixel-perfect implementations of website designs
  • Highly organized
  • Experienced in creating and maintaining websites
  • Able to flag potential issues before they become reality
  • Strong in analytical, time management, and multitasking skills
  • Enthusiastic about web tech, emerging design trends, and digital best practices
  • Creative and open to new ideas
  • An excellent communicator
  • A collaborative team player who takes pride in their work
  • Dedicated to making sure our clients are satisfied with the finished product
  • Fluent in English

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of WordPress, Gutenberg, and Divi Themes
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and other visual design programs
  • Up-to-date experience with web protocols, standards, and technologies
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • General knowledge of responsive web design (mobile, tablet, desktop) implementation and testing procedures
  • General knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, HTML, CSS, FTP, Word, Google Drive
  • Use of Teamwork project management software (or similar)

Responsibilities:

Maintain websites
Work with project managers to maintain and update current websites. This will include a wide variety of tasks – for example, swapping out logos, updating text, uploading graphics/photos, and updating homepage sliders.

Create web pages
Collaborate with our design team to implement new web pages and content on websites. Our programmer will handle the initial build (and create a handful of pages), after which you will be in charge of helping to build the rest of the pages. It will be your responsibility to ensure consistency and seamlessness with the brand’s identity and guidelines.

Apply finishing touches to web pages
Inspect website after initial development to ensure adherence to website design and style guides. Confirm that mobile, tablet, and desktop experiences flow seamlessly. Examine details such as spacing, element sizing, and style guidelines. Fix issues on-the-fly, and ensure polished presentation of websites to clients.

Test and troubleshoot design and/or website issues
Test website on multiple devices pre- and post-launch, and either fix issues or notify programmer of issues. Troubleshoot problems as they arise with the project managers and design/development team.

Administer monthly website maintenance
Assist with managing our signature website maintenance program, Ruby Care. This includes updating client websites with the latest themes and plugins, as well as documenting our updates.

Photo and graphic management
Create and maintain a list of all photos and graphics used on a website. This document lists each page and includes stock photos with links, client photos, stock graphics, and custom graphics. It’s a running tally of all visuals used on the site.

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At Ruby Slipper, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all contractors, employees, volunteers, and clientele — no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability — feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our company. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, ensuring that all voices are valued and heard.

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If interested, please apply by filling out the form below. Thank you!

Junior Copy Writer

Copywriters possess exceptional talent with the nuances of writing copy for websites, social media, email campaigns, and print materials. These dynamic contributors craft knowledgeable and engaging text on a variety of subjects, meant for a myriad of target audiences.

Job Type: Part-time, contract.

Rate: Depending on experience.

Experience: 2+ years writing copy for a variety of industries; experience with non-profits is preferred.

Location: This position is virtual, United States residency is preferred. 

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Efficient research skills
  • A creative mind with an organized approach
  • A collaborative spirit
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • A flexible approach and willingness to adapt ideas to the needs of Ruby Slipper clients
  • The ability to work within deadlines, without compromising on quality

Desired Skills

  • Use of Teamwork project management software (or similar)
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and Divi Themes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google Drive, Dropbox
  • Background in writing copy for websites, social media, email campaigns, and/or print materials
  • Solid understanding copywriting for search engine optimization (SEO) is preferred

Responsibilities

Collaborate with Lead Copywriter
Work in partnership with the Lead Copywriter to develop creative copy based on each client’s needs and goals.

Write clear, compelling copy
Create and edit original copy that is accurate, well-researched, and meets Ruby Slipper clients’ needs and deadlines. Write original copy for various mediums, e.g. ads, blog posts, newsletters, websites, social media. Edit and proofread additional copy as needed.

Research and interview
Conduct high-quality and thorough research to formulate ideas and support writing. Interview clients to learn about target audience, brand voice and project goals.

Collaborate with key stakeholders
Work with Lead Copywriter, clients, project managers, designers, other professionals on large and small scale projects, e.g. website launches and blog posts. Contribute ideas and suggestions.

Use SEO principles
Use search engine optimization (SEO) principles to maximize copy’s reach online. Collaborate with the Lead Copywriter and clients to determine target keywords for web pages and blog posts.

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At Ruby Slipper, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all contractors, employees, volunteers, and clientele — no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability — feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our company. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, ensuring that all voices are valued and heard.

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If interested, please apply by filling out the form below. Thank you!

Web Developer

Web Developers are responsible for coding innovative designs and layouts for our clients’ websites. These hands-on professionals have strong knowledge of content management platforms, and a keen attention to detail to translate our clients’ goals into vibrant, functional websites.

Job Type: Part-time, contract

Rate: Depending on experience

Experience: 4+ years developing/coding websites for a variety of industries.

Location: Although this position is virtual, the majority of our staff and clients are located in Oregon, and therefore West Coast residency is preferred. 

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Proven experience in web programming/coding/development
  • Programming skills with WordPress
  • A practical knowledge of website interfaces, cross-browser compatibility, and web standards
  • Patient troubleshooting skills when sites break
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques
  • Proactive brainstormer
  • Highly organized
  • Analytical and methodical
  • A collaborative team player who takes pride in their work and wants to make sure our clients are satisfied with their finished product
  • Speak English fluently

Desired Skills

  • Use of Teamwork project management software (or similar)
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Divi Themes
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Up-to-date experience with web protocols, standards, and technologies
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Versed in Gravity Forms, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Word, Google Drive, Dropbox

Responsibilities

Build websites
Create custom designed websites using WordPress Divi builder. Collaborate with web designers to match visual design.

Maintain, expand, and scale
Manage maintenance, updates, expansions, and scaling of each website. Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs. Develop plans for completing larger projects, collaborate with colleagues, and suggest new solutions to improve existing websites.

Quality-test and troubleshoot
Test and optimize websites, code, and assets for maximum speed and scalability over multiple devices and browsers. Work quickly and carefully to complete small edits requested by clients. Optimize images and install fonts as needed.

Research and install plugins
When the need arises, research and make recommendations for the best plugin to use for additional functionality. When approved, install, configure, and test plugin.

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At Ruby Slipper, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all contractors, employees, volunteers, and clientele — no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability — feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our company. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, ensuring that all voices are valued and heard.

***

If interested, please apply by filling out the form below. Thank you!

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers are highly creative and imaginative individuals who can take conceptual ideas and create visual representations, both in print and electronic media. We admire innovative designers who bring ideas to life with visual impact.

Job Type: Part-time, contract.

Rate: Depending on experience.

Experience: Strong experience in professional graphic design, experience with nonprofits preferred.

Location: This position is virtual, United States residency is preferred. 

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Strong portfolio of successful design work
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Ability to evaluate choices critically, with client’s needs in mind
  • Ability to evaluate the client’s identity and create unique material based on their specific needs
  • Skilled in creating a range of high quality graphic imagery as well as beautifully formatted text based material
  • Willingness to edit designs and evaluate feedback
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design software, including Adobe Suite
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills

Desired Skills

  • Expert-level knowledge of Adobe Suite and related design software
  • Solid understanding of design and visual principles
  • Knowledge of color models and systems and how they apply to print and web
  • Use of Teamwork project management software (or similar)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google Drive, Dropbox

Responsibilities

Collaborate with team
Work in partnership with the Lead Graphic Designer and Project Managers throughout a project to ensure a unified, client-centered approach to visual solutions.

Develop concepts into high quality design
Translate client needs, ideas, and brand strategies into design strategies with an established brand identity.

Develop specialized assets
Create icons, infographics, and other assets for use on social media, websites, or wherever necessary.

Communicate with clients
Engage directly with the client as needed.

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At Ruby Slipper, a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all contractors, employees, volunteers, and clientele — no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability — feel valued and respected.

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our company. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, ensuring that all voices are valued and heard.

***

If interested, please apply by filling out the form below. Thank you!

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