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We are seeking a Web Developer  to join our talented team and assist our Sr. Website Developer.  This position can be either Full Time or Part Time, depending on the candidate’s availability during our normal workweek hours and will be onsite at the Acton Institute. The right candidate for this integral role will assist with some design work, but primarily on maintenance and coding websites under Acton’s umbrella using mainly Drupal, Wordpress, and Magento content management platforms. 

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Understanding of Acton’s Mission
  • 1+ years of related website experience
  • Professional decorum, business acumen, and a respectful demeanor at all times
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a  fast paced environment
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient Computer, Internet, technical and Social Media skills
  • A team player attitude and excellent ability to work well with  all staff and colleagues
  • Desire to go the extra mile to see tasks and projects through
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is a plus

Qualifications & Skills

The ideal candidate should have a strong eye for design as well as experience in front end skills.  A large portion of the work is front end design including HTML, CSS, and designing themes.

Preferred Skills & Technologies

Front End:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Back End:

  • PHP
  • Shell Scripting
  • Apache

Processes and Other Skills

  • DevOp: Deploying a website from local, to staging, to production
  • Performing Backups: Shell scripting
  • Google Analytics administration and implementation
  • Familiar with DNS and domain administration and purchasing

Frameworks and Platforms

  • Drupal and Symfony (for Drupal 8)
  • Wordpress
  • Magento

Preferred candidates will also possess:


This is a full time role based in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Acton Institute.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates who possess the desired skill sets for this role, and who are authorized to work in the U.S.A. are encouraged to apply for this position to join Acton’s talented and dynamic team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To be fully considered for this position please send a cover letter, your resume, and your salary earnings history to:

Only candidates who submit a complete application with all of the required materials will be considered for this position. 

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.

Posted on: September 1, 2016

About the Acton Institute

The Acton Institute is interdenominational and our mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. In the last ten years alone, more than 6,000 people from the worlds of higher education, ministry, business and the social services have attended Acton University and or other educational programs. Learn more about the Acton Institute.