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The Braven Accelerator empowers promising young people on their path to college graduation, meaningful careers, and lives of impact. Alongside educational institutions, Braven provides a scalable model to discover, develop, and connect extraordinary, diverse, and driven young people to high-quality skill building, opportunities, and networks. From the Accelerator will come a generation of leaders as diverse as our future demands.

Braven currently operates in Newark, New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area (San Jose in particular). We aim to become the nation’s leading accelerator of diverse talent, putting 100,000 emerging leaders on the pathway to college completion and economic mobility. Our work is highly data and outcomes driven: college graduation; workforce readiness skills-based proficiency; employment in a high impact role within six months of graduation.

Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.  We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

 

Salesforce Developer – Contract (Part-time, 10-20 hrs/week)

Title: Salesforce Developer – Contract (Part-time, 10-20 hrs/week)
Duration: September 2018 – December 2018 (TBD dependent on initial assessment timeline)
Location: Remotely; Chicago, IL preferred

If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter including 1) three relevant projects you’ve completed with references for each project and your hourly rate to jobs@bebraven.org.

 

Description: Braven is seeking a part-time (approx. 10-20 hours/week) Salesforce contractor to work remotely or onsite in our Chicago, IL office. The Salesforce contractor will primarily serve as a Salesforce technical consultant to recommend, design, build, document, test and update our current Salesforce.com platform. They will also build custom Salesforce functionalities and enhance existing service functionality. At Braven, Salesforce.com is the platform used to manage the entire lifecycle of a Braven Fellow (3-5 years of engagement and outcome tracking), Braven volunteers, our donors, and employer partners. The Salesforce developer will anticipate, contribute to, and accelerate Salesforce.com development and enhancements, identify and prioritize organizational needs and user needs, configure users, maintain data integrity, develop user documentation, and resolve user questions.

 

Project Responsibilities:

  • Recommend high-value adaptations of Salesforce.com features and functionality for constituent management
  • Configure and customize Salesforce.com based on input from key Braven stakeholders
  • Create reports and dashboards in support of organizational needs and goals
  • Articulate, document, and promote user best practices (i.e. training and user guides)
  • Drive data quality initiatives (e.g. duplicate contact record creation)
  • Be a consultant to internal staff task force aimed at establishing baseline Salesforce expectations and designing staff training, support and data quality initiatives.
  • Prevent existing features and functionalities from breaking through close consultation with Braven technical team, regression testing, QA, and other methods.

 

Experience & Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be authorized to work for any company in the US
  • 3+ years of Salesforce.com administration experience
  • Aptitude for solving business processes and problems by using core Salesforce.com functionality, including but not limited to custom objects, workflows, custom validation, user profiles, sandboxes, and AppExchange/3rd Party applications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and manage multiple projects
  • Must be comfortable with growing user base and constantly changing Salesforce.com environment
  • Salesforce certifications preferred
  • Knowledge of what Salesforce is capable of and best practices across other like-organizations

 

Compensation and Timeline:

Work per week averages approximately 10-20 hours compensated at approved hourly rate per bi-weekly invoices from consultant. Work will vary based on project goals.  

 

About Braven:

The Braven Accelerator empowers promising young people on their path to college graduation, meaningful careers, and lives of impact. Alongside educational institutions, Braven provides a scalable model to discover, develop, and connect extraordinary, diverse, and driven young people to high-quality skill building, opportunities, and networks.  From the Accelerator will come a generation of leaders as diverse as our future demands.

Braven currently operates in Newark, Chicago and San Jose. We aim to become the nation’s leading accelerator of diverse talent, putting 100,000 emerging leaders on the pathway to college completion and economic mobility. Our work is highly data and outcomes driven: college graduation; workforce readiness skills-based proficiency; employment in a high impact role within six months of graduation.

Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.  We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.