Two positions available at CFI Amherst

March 17, 2010

The Center for Inquiry is announcing two job openings in its Amherst, N.Y. headquarters.

1) Development/Fundraising Associate:

The Center for Inquiry is seeking a new fundraising staff member. Applicant should be highly organized, energetic, a self-starter and a team player, and have the ability to work effectively with donors. Prior fundraising or sales experience is very important.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. Applicant must be highly skilled in use of standard computer software (Word, Excel, etc.), familiar with social networking capabilities, and be able to use software designed specifically for fundraising.  Some travel required.  Salary requirements please.  Resumes with cover letters should be sent to Development, Center for Inquiry, P.O. Box 741, Amherst, NY 14226, or e-mailed to

Location: CFI Headquarters, Amherst, N.Y.
Compensation: Compensation is based on skill level

2) Web Designer/Developer

The Center for Inquiry is looking to hire a Web designer or developer who will load content via the PHP CMS ExpressionEngine, create graphics and layouts for existing sites, and assist in developing new Web sites. The position is at CFI headquarters in Amherst, N.Y.

Demonstrable experience in standards-compliant XHTML and CSS.
Understanding of Web standards, content management issues.
Strong graphic design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, CSS layouts, etc.)
Comfort diagnosing configuration and software issues in Web applications.

Preferred qualifications:
Some programming experience (some PHP, Javascript, Python, etc.)
Proficiency with an RDBMS, preferably MySQL.
Basic server administration (Either from a UNIX-like command line or cPanel).
Proficiency in one or more Web frameworks or content management systems (ExpressionEngine experience is highly desirable).
Proficiency in one or more javascript frameworks (jQuery highly desirable, others acceptable).
UX/IA Experience.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, portfolio link, and a cover letter responding to the qualifications and the following questions to :

What doctype do you use and why?
What is your backup procedure?
When would you save an image as JPEG? When would you save it as a PNG?