Career Opportunities


Welcome to Careers at IFYC! Here you’ll find information about our current job openings, our organizational values, IFYC benefits and what our staff say about working at IFYC.

 

Current Open Positions


Drupal Web Designer

Responsibilities:
•    Maintains branding and functionality of ifyc.org to ensure the site fully supports the marketing and communications objectives of the organization
•    Responds to organization-wide requests for website edits or additions using a ticket system
•    Makes regular back end web updates through Drupal CMS system
•    Plans site design by clarifying goals with internal stakeholders and designs mock-ups and wireframes in response to program area briefs
•    Builds responsive and engaging landing pages and microsites
•    Performs multiple device testing before page roll outs
•    Performs UX/UI review of current website and offers recommendations for improvements, including plotting optimal user journeys
•    Designs graphics for use outside of IFYC’s website - such as infographics, social media graphics, and email graphics/icons/banners
•    Ensures website functionality and stability across devices i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet
•    Oversees management of contracts and spend versus budget, with external web support agency
•    Ensures Google Analytics account is correctly structured and fully integrated with other tools
•    Reviews website data capture mechanisms and offer recommendations on how we maximize data capture
•    Performs SEO audits and continuously optimizes for organic rankings
•    Works with internal web content contributors to ensure content is optimized for SEO
•    Analyzes, reports out and continuously optimizes current website for best performance (load times, bounce rates, traffic volume and source etc.)
•    Acts as brand guardian for online spaces and develops web specific guidelines
•    Constantly seeks to improve ifyc.org by staying abreast of the latest trends and tools in the field, as well as latest compliance requirements.

Essential Qualifications:
•    3-5 years’ experience in web design and web development using modern frameworks, mock-ups, wireframes, landing pages and websites/microsites - in response to client/internal briefs
•    Experience of working in CMS systems - Drupal
•    Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery
•    Advanced Google Analytics skills and Google Tag Manager experience – structuring account, reporting and optimizing
•    Proven SEO experience
•    Strong graphic design skills for web (Adobe Photoshop)
•    Experience working within and applying brand guidelines on web
•    Experience in quality assurance improvement methods
•    Authorization to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications (not required):
•    Some photography and editing skills
•    Experience of editing videos (Adobe Premier Pro)

Essential Qualities:
•    Resonance and personal interest in IFYC’s mission and excitement about how we use the web to better reach and communicate with our audiences
•    Creative and agile approach to problem-solving – goes above and beyond what’s being asked to find the best possible/most creative solution
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and highly collaborative
•    Consultative without using jargon and with a strong commitment to excellent client service
•    Continuous optimization approach – ensuring we’re achieving highest possible ROI for marketing spend, as it relates to online channels
•    Ability to manage and hold external vendors accountable
•    Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Compensation and Benefits: $55,000 - $65,000 annually plus free medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance for employee-only coverage. Those who wish to cover their dependents can contribute through payroll for dependent health coverage. Generous time off policies that include paid time off, floating holidays, fixed holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave and creativity leave.

Application: Please email your resume, that inlcudes a link to your portfolio, to careers@ifyc.org Cover letters are welcomed but not required.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We recommend submitting as soon as possible.

Start Date: approximately June 1st  

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

Location: We have a preference for a Chicago-based candidate or someone willing to relocate to the Chicago area when it’s possible to do so.

IFYC Culture:
At IFYC, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one workday may not be like the next. We are serious about our vision of an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions bridge divides and find common values to build a shared life together. We seek to build a team comprised of the diverse identities we need to achieve our vision, and we strongly encourage candidates who are underrepresented in many interfaith spaces to apply.

Other Requirements:
The Drupal Web Designer position requires the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to: maintain regular attendance; work cooperatively with others; adhere to IFYC personnel policies and safety rules; sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; operate standard office equipment, including computers, telephones, photocopiers, and projectors; communicate orally, in writing, and via computers and digital devices; and requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal and other office equipment.  

IFYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status protected by applicable law.  Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.

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Benefits of working at IFYC


Compensation

We offer competitive base salaries and tiered annual merit-based increases.

Health Care Benefits

IFYC pays 100% of the cost to add staff to our medical, dental and vision plans. Staff who wish to add their dependents to the plans contribute only to the cost of their dependents.

Financial Protection for You and Your Family

IFYC pays 100% of the cost of a $50,000 life insurance plan along with 100% of the cost for short-term and long-term disability plans.

Work/Life Balance

We have work ethics that align with the significance of our goals - but we aren’t workaholics. We do what it takes to get the job done, while respecting the need for work/life balance overall for ourselves and each other. IFYC has a flexible schedule policy along with a generous time off policy. All our staff are based in our Chicago office, but we do have a flexible location policy that allows for some work from home days.

  • 15 days paid time off, which increase along with your tenure with the organization to 20 and 25 days off
  • 5 days of floating holidays to use on days that are important to you
  • 8.5 days fixed holidays when the office closes
  • 10 days of sick leave to use for your own illness or injury or that of your family members
  • 4 hours per month of creativity leave, service leave or religious literacy leave. Time to get inspired, volunteer or learn more about other religions
  • 4 weeks paid leave for birth and adoption and for moms and dads, total time off can be up to 12 weeks

Save for Retirement

IFYC contributes to your retirement account even if you don’t contribute! If you do, IFYC will match a percentage of your contribution.

Continuous Learning

IFYC sets aside $400 per person per fiscal year for you to use towards your own professional development. IFYC also sets aside additional funds that employees can request on an ad hoc basis to cover additional costs for professional development. These requests could be for additional funds can be up to $2,000.

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Our Values


We are serious about our mission

We learn and demonstrate a mastery of IFYC methodologies, terms, and frameworks in our work and interactions.

We engage diversity in pursuit of pluralism

We recognize and deliberately seek to engage communities who are not already involved in the work of pluralism, and we modulate our framing and language to involve them.

We achieve as a team

We share an extraordinary optimism for what our team can accomplish working together while fulfilling our individual responsibilities at a high level of excellence.

We steward relationships and resources with conviction

Our staff is our most powerful and valuable asset, and we make sound investments in the ongoing development of our professional skills.

We are all interfaith leaders

Our staff members are deeply curious about religious diversity, and are committed to modeling the traits that we teach others by exhibiting the vision, knowledgebase, skillset, and qualities of an interfaith leader.

We pursue excellence with grit, grace, energy…

We have work ethics that align with the significance of our goals - but we aren’t workaholics. We do what it takes to get the job done while respecting the need for work/life balance overall for ourselves and each other… and we have fun doing it!




We are serious
about our mission

We learn and demonstrate a mastery of IFYC methodologies, terms, and frameworks in our work and interactions.

We engage diversity
in pursuit of pluralism

We recognize and deliberately seek to engage communities who are not already involved in the work of pluralism, and we modulate our framing and language to involve them.

We achieve
as a team

We share an extraordinary optimism for what our team can accomplish working together while fulfilling our individual responsibilities at a high level of excellence.

We steward relationships
and resources
with conviction

Our staff is our most powerful and valuable asset, and we make sound investments in the ongoing development of our professional skills.

We are all
interfaith leaders

Our staff members are deeply curious about religious diversity, and are committed to modeling the traits that we teach others by exhibiting the vision, knowledgebase, skillset, and qualities of an interfaith leader.

We pursue excellence
with grit, grace, energy…

We have work ethics that align with the significance of our goals - but we aren’t workaholics. We do what it takes to get the job done while respecting the need for work/life balance overall for ourselves and each other… and we have fun doing it!

Our
Mission
Pursuit of
Pluralism
Achieve as
a Team
Steward
Relationships
Interfaith
Leaders
Pursuit of
Excellence


"As a part of the IFYC team and grounded in my Christian worldview, I feel empowered to be of service to my colleagues all over the US by equipping them with data, strategies, and stories about how to engage interfaith cooperation. I love my work, and it brings me great personal joy. It also reduces prejudice, builds social cohesion, and creates a bonded public narrative – all things my faith calls me to do, and this world needs."

Janett I. Cordovés, Program Manager.



"I love being a part of this team and working for this mission, because it brings so many aspects of my personal, religious, intellectual, and professional commitments together – and it’s exciting! We are constantly seeking to learn, improve, and innovate."

Tony Banout, Senior Vice President.



"Working at IFYC is not just a job; it’s being part of a community of people focused on bringing our mission to life. We work on challenging, innovative projects that are setting a new course for how people can connect across shared values and deep differences to create a stronger Interfaith America. I’m grateful that I get to contribute alongside talented, committed colleagues."

Jenan Mohajir, Senior Director of Leadership.



"I feel that I am valued for every skill I have and as our mission is ambitious, every skill is needed. Additionally, IFYC has given me the chance to develop through on the job opportunities. With high impact teamwork, my colleagues find effective solutions to complex operational and marketing needs."

Durraiz Alvi, Web/Multimedia Designer.



"At IFYC, I am privileged to work with talented colleagues who come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds – higher education, religion, business, nonprofit management, and more – to move forward a shared vision for our religiously diverse democracy. It is energizing to work for an organization that is both laser-focused on the mission and highly adaptable, where we are constantly learning from each other and from the field and innovating in new ways."

Rebecca Russo, Director of Campus Engagement.



"What I love about IFYC is the positive work environment where people are filled with kindness, grace, and tenacity for our mission. It is so exciting to wake up every day knowing that the work I do has meaning, contributing to the common good and betterment of society."

Rob LeLaurin, Program Assistant.


"

As a part of the IFYC team and grounded in my Christian worldview, I feel empowered to be of service to my colleagues all over the US by equipping them with data, strategies, and stories about how to engage interfaith cooperation. I love my work, and it brings me great personal joy. It also reduces prejudice, builds social cohesion, and creates a bonded public narrative – all things my faith calls me to do, and this world needs.

Janett I. Cordovés
Program Manager

"

I love being a part of this team and working for this mission, because it brings so many aspects of my personal, religious, intellectual, and professional commitments together – and it’s exciting! We are constantly seeking to learn, improve, and innovate.

Tony Banout
Senior Vice President

"

Working at IFYC is not just a job; it’s being part of a community of people focused on bringing our mission to life. We work on challenging, innovative projects that are setting a new course for how people can connect across shared values and deep differences to create a stronger Interfaith America. I’m grateful that I get to contribute alongside talented, committed colleagues.

Jenan Mohajir
Senior Director of Leadership

"

I feel that I am valued for every skill I have and as our mission is ambitious, every skill is needed. Additionally, IFYC has given me the chance to develop through on the job opportunities. With high impact teamwork, my colleagues find effective solutions to complex operational and marketing needs.

Durraiz Alvi
Web/Multimedia Designer

"

At IFYC, I am privileged to work with talented colleagues who come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds – higher education, religion, business, nonprofit management, and more – to move forward a shared vision for our religiously diverse democracy. It is energizing to work for an organization that is both laser-focused on the mission and highly adaptable, where we are constantly learning from each other and from the field and innovating in new ways.

Rebecca Russo
Director of Campus Engagement

"

What I love about IFYC is the positive work environment where people are filled with kindness, grace, and tenacity for our mission. It is so exciting to wake up every day knowing that the work I do has meaning, contributing to the common good and betterment of society.

Rob LeLaurin
Program Assistant