Partner, Web Design and Strategy

Wildflower Schools - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Full time

Who are we?

The Wildflower Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to nurture the organic growth of Wildflower Schools, a network of teacher-led, child-centered authentic Montessori learning environments that support families from diverse backgrounds as they follow life’s unfolding journey. Wildflower schools are one-two room, shopfront, teacher-led Montessori schools, committed to equity and wholeness practices and grounded in a deep belief in the awe-inspiring potential of human beings - both children and adults. The Wildflower Foundation nurtures the conditions for Wildflower schools to organically grow across the U.S. and eventually around the world.

The Wildflower Foundation operates a bit differently from a typical non-profit organization - we are decentralized and nonhierarchical, rooted deeply in our values of Connectedness and Growth; our norms of Awareness, Kindness, and Autonomy with Support; and the 9 Principles that guide our schools’ design.

Partners at The Wildflower Foundation participate in a system of governance in which autonomy is valued and decision-making is disseminated through all Partners in the network.

A Summary of the Role of Partner

The Wildflower Foundation is looking for a driven person with an entrepreneurial spirit who shares our commitment to equity, innovation, wholeness, and Montessori education to take on a number of projects that will support the growth of Wildflower schools in Minnesota. These projects may include:

  • Integrate Wildflower’s visual aesthetic, written content, SEO and UX best practices to create a seamless, comprehensive web presence.
  • Build beautiful, responsive web pages, new features, and provide support to regional web pages as needed.
  • Ensure web pages are SEO/SEM optimized
  • Drive Wildflower’s CMS
  • Support the execution of national marketing and outreach campaigns
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve for technical issues
  • Provide data/usage reports as requested

Who are we looking for?

The ideal person for this work is passionate about equity in education, independent, organized, skilled at creating new systems, creative, detail-oriented, and committed to supporting a growing network of thriving. We are based in Minneapolis and strongly value in-person collaboration, so we prefer candidates who can join us here.

Generally, we have found individuals with the below attitudes thrive within our unique culture:

  • Innovative leadership – You are flexible, open-minded, see opportunity in obstacles, and are energized by using creativity and resourcefulness to overcome obstacles.
  • Generosity of spirit – You seek and give advice openly and are comfortable working in a non-hierarchical organization.
  • A desire to learn and grow – You are eager to stretch beyond your current experience, to develop new skills and expertise and to more deeply explore your purpose and potential
  • Passion for Montessori and diversity – You have an appreciation for the Montessori approach and the educators who bring it to life as well as a passion for educational equity

For this role, we are looking for someone with 2-5 years of professional experience ideally at a mission driven organization. Additionally, we are looking for the following skill sets and experience:

  • Experience as a front end web developer/front end engineer
  • Proficient in Wordpress, CSS, and HTML
  • Adept at creating seamless web pages that are SEO/SEM optimized
  • Ability to clearly articulate and execute UX
  • Previous work bringing wireframes and visual designs to life
  • Comfortable with Google Analytics and the ability to interpret/present that data
  • Graphic design skills (outside of web development) a plus
  • Comfortable using collaborative online tools that connect the Wildflower community, including Google apps and Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Why Wildflower?

In addition to a welcoming workspace centered on trust and autonomy, The Wildflower Foundation offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits package along with 401(k) plan with employer matching as well as an well as an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. We trust all staff to set their own work schedules and determine when and how much time to take off.

This role can be customized to fit a full or part time schedule. We are excited to consider candidates looking for less than full-time work, and/or combine a number of projects into a full-time position. As a rapidly growing organization with a lot to do, we will work with you to identify other roles based on your interests and skills.

This is a salaried position is based in Minneapolis, MN

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