Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) is a private family foundation dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better health and education. Pragmatic, disciplined and innovative in our approach and global in our perspective, the foundation seeks to concentrate resources where there is opportunity to achieve direct, measurable, replicable and lasting systemic changes that improve a significant numbers of lives.
We distribute over $100 million annually with current work, primarily in the United States and India while expanding into South Africa. We are focused in three areas:
Urban Education – improve education environments in urban areas to better student performance and increasing access to quality education through driving Performance Management in urban districts, encouraging innovation through charter schools, developing school leadership, and offering college scholarships in the U.S; and improving primary education and literacy in India.
Childhood Health – to improve access to quality health care, instill healthy lifestyles and behaviors to stem childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes, and foster world-class applied pediatric health research in the U.S.; and globally, to support international organizations working to provide access to basic health services, clean water and sanitation in underdeveloped areas.
Family Economic Stability– to encourage economic and social progress, life skills development and basic health for India’s urban poor through accessible, affordable financial product like loans, savings, transfer services and other financial and support services.
Additionally, we feel a special responsibility to the underserved in our home state and support statewide initiatives and non-profit programs addressing Education, Childhood Health & Fitness and Childhood Safety issues in Central Texas.
The foundation has its headquarters in Austin, Texas in the United States, and liaison offices in Delhi, India, and Cape Town, South Africa. Additional information may be found at our web site: www.msdf.org
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation seeks an innovative Web Developer who can turn ideas into reality on our public Web sites: http://www.msdf.org, http://www.dellscholars.org, and http://www.scholarsnapp.org.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
In this role, you would collaborate with our Communications team about ideas for Web site content and features, create prototypes of new designs for team review, and implement those designs in our Sitefinity content management system. Additionally, you would create graphics and content items, create new Web pages and templates, modify the Web site look and feel, and configure blogs for employees. Finally, you would measure Web site performance, use scripts to ensure the sites are free from bugs and broken links, and implement various improvements to ensure that Web site visitors have the best possible experience. This work is to support our core mission, which is to transform the lives of children living in urban poverty through better health and education.
Knowledge and minimum qualifications required:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred
• 4+ years of experience in professional Web development
• Experience developing ASP.NET Web applications (Web Controls, HTML, CSS, AJAX, jQuery)
• Experience working within a content management system
• Experience building customer/consumer-facing websites
• Proven ability to manage deliverables and priorities in an Agile development environment
• A commitment to best practices and cross-browser testing
• Excellent communication and time management skills
The following experience is a plus, but not required:
• Sitefinity CMS
• Firebug or related troubleshooting tools
• Web site performance optimization with IIS
- Each qualified candidate must successfully complete a detailed developer technical screen and present a portfolio in an interview.