Chicago Chess Foundation
Website redesign and development - WordPress
The Chicago Chess Foundation (CCF) is looking for a volunteer webmaster to help redesign our website and make it accessible to edit by CCF staff members. The current WordPress site is an outdated version and has a number of plugins in need of updating. Along with this we would like to see a number of design changes to make the website more aesthetically pleasing with a stronger emphasis on media and impact. CCF is a young organization committed to provide free chess tournaments, summer camps and after-school programs to thousands of low- and middle-income Chicago students. Through a unique partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, CCF also provides chess sets, coaches and stipends to help schools start chess programs. CCF believes chess has the unique ability to rivet children’s attention and teach important life skills including improved academic performance, creativity, concentration, decision-making, problem-solving and social skills. Communicating our mission through an effective website is critical to our mission. We have a half-time executive director and programming manager, and dozens of volunteers who support the foundation and its mission. Our skills are in the areas of management and education, not information technology. We are hoping an experienced Taproot+ volunteer could meet with staff and some members of our volunteer community to understand our web-design requirements, and then construct the new platform. As the project is completed, we are hoping the volunteer could provide some training to the CCF staff and volunteers, giving us the capacity to maintain and enhance the website.
"Giving every student in Chicago the opportunity to learn, play and compete in chess at low or no cost." We will serve this mission by providing educational programs in schools, camps and free chess tournaments.
Step 1: Apply
Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.
Step 2: Interview
You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Chicago Chess Foundation, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.
Step 3: Start
Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.