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Web Developer for Interactive Website about Environmental Policy and Justice Freelance

Published at 2021-06-01 - Viewed: 1455 times - The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative in United States

The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is hiring a short-term web developer to assist in the maintenance and improvement of the website for our Environmental Enforcement Watch (EEW) project. EEW is an online public research project investigating patterns in violations of federal environmental regulations and the enforcement of environmental laws. The web developer will work with a UX designer to transform the website into a web portal where we share accessible data tools so the public can answer questions about polluting facilities in their areas of interest and draw attention to their findings.

  • Part time position: Approx. 12-15 hours per week
  • Compensation: $5,000 for the project, to be paid out according to mutually agreed-upon milestones
  • Dates: June 25th – August 28th (flexible)

Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Skilled in web development with CSS, HTML, JavaScript, R (Shiny), and particularly React and Gatsby (our website’s framework)
  • Experienced in web integration with SQL database
  • Familiarity with online collaboration platforms including Slack, Zoom, and Github
  • Proactivity in organizing, documenting, and communicating effectively with collaborators
  • Availability to work across North American time zones during business and off-peak hours to support remote volunteer development community (we use Slack and Zoom extensively)

Bonus qualifications and skills:

  • Installing custom tools in a shared hosting environment
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental justice
  • Knowledge of federal environmental laws and enforcement (particularly EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online database)
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks and Python
  • Experience with GIS
  • Experience with data visualization

EDGI is a distributed collaboration operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Multiplier, with volunteer members across North America. EDGI research and work areas:

  • Investigating and analyzing the inner workings of federal environmental policy, through interviewing of agency staff, as well as data and documentary collection and analysis.
  • Monitoring changes to, and exploring standards for, web-based information about the environment, energy, and climate provided by the federal government.
  • Developing new ways of making federal environmental data more accessible to the public.
  • Imagining, conceptualizing, and moving toward Environmental Data Justice.
  • Prototyping new organizational structures and practices for distributed, collective, effective work rooted in justice.

Application Process
Please email us at with:

  • CV or Resume
  • Any web/design/project portfolio you’d like to share
  • Cover letter outlining your interests and why you are a fit for the position

EDGI strives to acknowledge and reduce barriers for members of equity-seeking groups through fair hiring practices. We expect everyone to follow our Code of Conduct and principles of friendliness, respect, empathy, and open communication.

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