United Way Jobs

Drupal Developer

companyUnited Way Worldwide
locationAlexandria, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
IT / Computer Engineering
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
$81,000 to $90,000 per year

POSITION SUMMARY (Alexandria, VA on-site HYBRID)

United Way Worldwide has a new opening for an experienced Drupal Developer who is capable of developing innovative, feature-rich professional websites and applications for the United Way Worldwide. You should have exceptional programming skills, problem-solving abilities, and a strong work ethic. UWW allows for a hybrid work structure where employees can work remotely or from the office. Additionally, you will be able to manage multiple tasks while delivering projects on time and within budget. 

Your role will drive UWW’s web-based, data-driven applications and the entire life cycle development of products used within United Way Worldwide's various websites. You should possess excellent communication skills, the ability to gather customer needs and requirements, and the ability to translate objectives for non-technical staff. The work further requires designing, developing, testing, debugging, and maintaining web applications. This is a hands-on position. 

To be successful in this role, you will minimally have mastery of Drupal 7/9/10 and PHP and CMS development. If you have experience with Expression Engine, ColdFusion, MySQL, MS-SQL, CSS, Ajax, and Salesforce, that is a definite plus. 

As a Drupal Developer you must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level and be able to work on-site in Alexandria, VA on a hybrid basis:  

PHP and CMS development  

Develop Drupal applications as needed by the organization. 

Maintain and support enterprise-level applications developed in Drupal. 

Assist with the design and implementation of application platforms. 

Design, develop, test, document, deliver, and maintain new applications for systems. 

Gather requirements and translate them into system design. 

Configure and integrate products and solutions to enhance web-based applications. 

Experience with SAML or equivalent SSO 


At least three to five years of hands-on experience in web development. 

Prior experience hosting websites in AWS infrastructure 

Strong knowledge of PHP and PHP libraries 

Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and/or other web development languages 

Experience using continuous integration tools (i.e., Github, Jenkins, etc.) 

Drupal and Content Management System best practices knowledge 

Experience with and knowledge of other CMS applications, including Expression Engine, WordPress, and related systems.

Experience with and knowledge of theme functions and the Drupal theme layer 

Continually improve technical skills to stay current with new technologies and system development methodologies via CEUs, workshops, or professional training. 

Contribute ideas and efforts towards internal projects and working as a team to solve various problems. 


Effective verbal and written communication skills  

Results-oriented, reliable, and able to work under pressure. 

Ability to communicate technical ideas to business users and other teams.  

Ability to both collaborate with team members and cross-functional teams and to work independently. 

Eager to embrace current and emerging web technologies.

Desire to learn new languages and frameworks to deliver web properties. 

Excellent time and project management skills 

Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment, deadlines, and new challenges. 

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job. 


The budgeted lifespan salary range for this position is currently $80,000 to $95,000 per year.  Salary is determined by several factors including the applicant’s knowledge, skills, experience, position, equity, and market. 


Accountability/Results Orientation 

Is accountable for the achievement of assigned work projects. Collaborates with a diverse array of individuals and stakeholders across teams and assignments to establish work project parameters, desired results/outcomes and resource requirements. Keeps team leader(s) informed on work progress and changes in work direction. Takes ownership of work and outcomes achieved, selecting the best work approach. Protects the United Way brand, promoting its relevance and statue to the extent possible. Behaves ethically and honestly in all activities done on behalf of UWW and the movement. Demonstrates a commitment to UWW’s values, including diversity and inclusiveness.


Evaluates available information and recommends a course of action. Contributes own assessment of risks and implications of decisions in team decision-making efforts. Develops and proposes effective alternative solutions. Uses judgment appropriately in decision-making. Knows when to shift decision-making upwards. 

Teamwork Collaboration 

Shares pertinent information and keeps team members informed on a regular basis. Ensures that processes, systems and resources are available and direct them properly to enable the team to efficiently accomplish its goals and objectives. Able to adapt quickly to changing conditions or performance expectations. Able to focus on assignments during periods of change and/or uncertainty.

Relationship Management 

Utilizes rapport to build trust and collaboration with others. Identifies and shares mutual benefits/needs in working together. Is ethical in dealing with others to achieve the desired results. Interacts and communicates with diverse stakeholders effectively. Fosters and maintains working relationships across the United Way system. Formulates and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner.


Expresses work issues and problems in a clear and concise manner. Communicates effectively with others up, down and across the organization to achieve expected organization results. Gives and receives constructive feedback. Seeks direct input on team effectiveness and environment.


Develops and implements new approaches to accomplish tasks that impact others in and outside of own team. Is able to reasonably "take risks". Assists others in developing new systems, products, processes and procedures. Strives to stay current on new or emerging trends and capitalizes on them.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

 United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail Jennifer.Chavez@uww,unitedway.org or call 703-683-7874 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

 United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.   Most benefits begin on the first day of the month following your start date.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.


Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience

Salary range

  • $81,000 to $90,000 per year