The Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO) is currently looking for a WordPress Developer. This position requires an undergraduate’s degree, master’s degree in computer programming, computer science, engineering or a related field with strong WordPress experience to customize the appearance and the functionality of the GEEO East Central Florida regional interactive dashboard website to the GEEO website WordPress platform. The dashboard will monitor the performance of SDG indicators, that are statistics used to measure social equity, economic growth, institutional capacity, and environmental protection to ascertain the different dimensions and levels of sustainable development.


Website and application development support
WordPress theme and plugin development
Work with Project Coordinator
Report to Project Coordinator

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge of the WordPress platform
Development experience building plugins, themes, templates, custom fields, multisite, integrations, and caching implementations
1+ years of professional experience working with and staying current in the latest advances in web technologies, highly preferred
Undergraduate degree or master’s degree in Digital Media, Computer Science, Engineering or related technical discipline
Analyze problems and help create innovative solutions involving technology, methodology, tool, and solution components
Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
Good understanding of Jekyll, React and Next.js
Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
Strong understanding of back-end development (PHP, MySQL)
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git, SVN, or Mercurial
Experience building/optimizing RESTful APIs, APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
Extensive experience with code versioning tools like GitHub
Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
Analyze problems and help create innovative solutions involving technology, methodology, tool, and solution components
Ability to meet deadlines with excellent time management skills
Detail oriented with excellent communication skills


Position pays $20-25 per hour, for up to 20 hours per week, through February, March, April 2022. Position may be extended, based on the needs of the center.

Additional Application Materials Requirement

In the cover letter, in a small paragraph, please describe your experience with WordPress, React, Next.js, and statistics (results of data analysis) projects.

About UCF Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity

The mission of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO) is to serve the UCF and the global community by advancing UCF’s role and enhancing UCF’s reputation on global economic and environmental issues, and especially on the confluence of both. This will be accomplished by fostering links among sustainable development initiatives at every level and by exploring new forms of governance at every level that further the creation of economic and environmental opportunity within a context of social equity and inclusion. The Center will help scale and link sustainability initiatives of all kinds locally, regionally, and worldwide; help establish and strengthen the enabling frameworks of rules needed to support these initiatives and help them succeed; and help identify and help advance international rules and international institutions needed for effective and democratic global economic and environmental governance.