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Watertown, MAPosting Date:

05/16/2019Closing Date:


Web Developer

Program: IT

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and multi-impaired. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.

Web tasks involve developing in Drupal, Shopify, and other related project management activities. Applications tasks consist of selecting, implementing and supporting the appropriate applications while also developing strategies to evaluate and understand the organization's needs. The Developer supports and enhances Perkins websites and applications working with internal stakeholders and contractors. The position will support, collaborate and lead projects on a variety of initiatives and provide technical expertise.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations include the following:

* Provides website development and support across all Perkins' programs.
* Work closely with Business Systems Analysts and the Applications Manager to understand requirements and priorities as it relates to applications.
* Works closely with Perkins staff to understand requirements, works to develop websites using Drupal and other open source technologies.
* Formats new site pages/sections in a web content management system
* Create, re-create or optimize programming, configuration, integrations and customizations to maximize the benefit to the organization of the technologies we utilize and help Perkins achieve efficiencies by eliminating inefficient processes, redundant systems and duplicate data-entry.
* Recommend improvements to business processes to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs or to provide new operational capabilities.
* Provides support of organizational initiatives related to the web.
* Recommends tactics to support Perkins mission, including rationalizing and justifying enhancements to functionality and experience or adoption of new technologies.
* Assist in software selection, business process re-engineering, application testing and solution implementation.
* Implements best practices and Perkins standards for web accessibility.
* Maintains eCommerce stores in Shopify, Amazon and other eCommerce initiatives.
* Work closely with the Applications Manager, Consultants, and IT management to validate that the proposed and developed solutions meet end user needs.
* Provide status reports for end users and internal management
* Provide application and process training to end users
* Perform systems administration/maintenance tasks on a variety of systems as necessary.Salesforce system administration/development experience strongly preferred.
* Acts as the project coordinator on a diverse group of digital projects.
* Tests new pages and functionality to uphold Perkins high accessibility standards.
* Troubleshoots and helps resolve problems associated with Perkins websites.
* Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or experience in Information Technology. 3-5 years of experience in a related field or area or equivalent experience in lieu of education. Knowledge of CMS development in Drupal (preferred) or other related CMS, ex: WordPress, Joomla. Experience in technology and critical thinking in order to be able to diagnose and solve complex technical problems

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.


Perkins School for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin (including unlawful language proficiency requirements), age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and military service in treatment or employment at Perkins, admission or access to Perkins, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Perkins operates.

Perkins is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age. A

compendium of those regulations can be found at

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding discrimination:

Name and Title: Michele Crews, Director of Human Resources

Address: 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Telephone Number: (617) 972-7671

E-mail Address:

Inquiries concerning the application of each of the federal statutes and their implementing regulations to Perkins may be referred to Ms. Crews or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921.

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