WordPress/PHP Developer

New York
Mar 24, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Marketing & Communications
Phoenix House seeks a WordPress/PHP Developer to work directly with the Marketing & Communications and Information Technology teams to help us reach our digital goals. Phoenix House’s Communications & IT departments play a vital role in supporting the organization’s mission to lead men, women, and teens affected by addiction from disrupted to productive lives. This is a Manhattan-based, on-site role.

We seek a motivated individual with expertise in WordPress development. Specifically, this person should have experience designing code and templates that can be enhanced and reused rather than writing one-offs, as well as experience/interest in collaboration, testing, agile, and iterative development. The ideal candidate will be a great developer with proven experience implementing WordPress themes and plugins, have excellent front-end development experience, and the ability to provide a user-friendly CMS.

Responsibilities include working with legacy code and troubleshooting problems, testing code, custom programming new projects, and contributing ideas and efforts toward internal projects while working as part of a team to find solutions to continued optimization efforts.

This is a temporary full-time position with the potential of becoming a regular staff position.



•Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, Computer Science preferred, or sufficient cumulative applied experience


•Proven experience building responsive and mobile experiences
•Extensive experience templating for WordPress
•Experience building accessible and SEO-friendly websites


•Strong knowledge of WordPress and experience building WP plugins to customize sites is a must, with at least 3 years of experience
•Ability to contribute to site design, architecture and production
•Strong knowledge of PHP, Javascript, JQuery, HTML/HTML5, CSS, AJAX, MySQL, and cross-browser layout issues
•Expert level back-end debugging skills
•Ability to consider and judge multiple approaches to a problem
•Ability to work collaboratively in a small, close-knit team
•Expertise in gathering, analyzing, documenting and translating processes into web-based solutions. Ability to independently design and develop comprehensive tools, modules and applications that integrate with multiple systems
•Excellent time management skills
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Interest/experience in nonprofits a plus


Please submit your resume and cover letter to mkboughton@phoenixhouse.org with “WordPress/PHP Developer” in the subject line. We at Phoenix House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.