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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion. 

Position Summary: 

The Brennan Center for Justice has an exciting opportunity for a Web Developer experienced with the Drupal CMS who can work with our digital and creative teams to maintain and improve the Center’s websites. 

As part of our team, you will maintain the Center’s existing Drupal website, while working across programs and departments within the organization to ensure their web needs are met. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to produce high quality, standards compliant, sites that reflect the amazing research, scholarship, and creativity that occurs within the Brennan Center for Justice. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Auditing the existing website, identifying and implementing improvements. 
  • Respond to support requests and provide appropriate and timely solutions. 
  • Provide training to content contributors on using Drupal and following best practices for authoring web content. 
  • Working with digital, creative, and program teams to determine design and functionality requirements. 
  • Design and develop web sites and web applications that meet the needs of our departments. 
  • Guide departments on content generation and information architecture. 
  • Work with a visual designer to create new web page layouts and components; create wireframes, process flow descriptions, and user interface layouts. 
  • Test and debug new and existing web features, services, and pages, including mobile or responsive designs. 
  • Revise user interface and web site features based on user feedback. 
  • Verify that our web sites comply with current operational procedures and NYU policies, including security, privacy and accessibility. 
  • Provide routine website upgrades and maintenance as assigned. 
  • Maintain thorough documentation of all programs and procedures. 
  • Contribute to web strategy discussions, offer solutions, and perform other tasks related to our dynamic and collaborative approach to web development. 



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, and four years of progressively responsible web developer and/or lead programmer experience in an IT environment with a minimum of 4 years web development and programming, with experience using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, JSON on a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and exceptional decision-making skills. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including team ethic and relationship building. 
  • Development experience with Drupal 7 and/or Drupal 8; especially theming/front end development and site administration. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in building web sites or web-based applications. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to respond appropriately to deadline pressures. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 


  • Demonstrated expertise or education in user interface design, interaction design, and/or information design. 
  • Experience with graphic design for the web, including familiarity with graphics software such as Photoshop or Illustrator.

Salary: The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience.  A generous benefits package is available as well. 

Applications: Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as exemplary candidates are identified. Visit Please upload the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste where indicated), resume, and contact information for three references.  Also provide URLs for 3-5 projects in which you have been involved, with a narrative explanation of your role in their development; detail any challenges or complications you overcame. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. 

If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: with “Web Developer” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.  Applying through our website is strongly preferred.

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center: 

  • Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity; 
  • Considers and hires applicants who have been previously incarcerated; 
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; 
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and 
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.
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