Database Developer (Pro Bono)
We are looking for an amazing volunteer Database Developer to support our worldwide initiatives to empower women in business: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO), and our international digital campaign #ChooseWOMEN! We hope you will join our grassroots mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide!
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
With a variety of calendar days dedicated to various causes across the globe, one might ask – Why does the world need Women’s Entrepreneurship Day/ChooseWOMEN and why should I support it? The answer lives within these basic facts: Women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. At the same time, they perform 66 percent of the world’s work and only earn 10 percent of the world’s income.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WED ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide.
WED is celebrated in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges internationally, with an legion of global ambassadors! The WED mission is to empower the 4 billion women worldwide to be catalysts of change, and uplift the over 250 million girls living in poverty around the world.
We are proud to share that New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, Los Angelos Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and New York City’s Mayor Bill De Blasio proclaimed Women’s Entrepreneurship Day an official day on November 19th annually. The U.S. House of Representatives every year recognize our movement November 19th as “A Day in Honor of Women Entrepreneurs” under the leadership of Congresswoman Grace Meng.
We have rallied the most distinguished supporters including: HRH Crown Princess Katherine (Crown Princess of Serbia, Philanthropist & Patron of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization), Mr. Peter H. Diamandis (Founder of Xprize and Singularity University), Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud (Founder Alfa Intl./Harvey Nichols), Mr. Craig Newmark (Founder of Craigslist and Craig Connects), Ms. Andrea Jung (CEO of Grameen America, Former CEO of Avon and Board of Directors of Apple, Daimler AG and General Electric), Ms. Kay Koplovitz (Founder of USA Networks, The Syfy Channel, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund, Board of Directors of CATechnologies, ION media and Time Inc.), Ms. Randi Zuckerberg (Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, New York Times bestselling author), His Excellency Nassir Abdulaziz and Muna Rihani Al – Nasser (Co Founder UN Women For Peace), Ms. Mindy Grossman (CEO Weight Watchers, formerly HSN, Board of Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation), Ms. Kate Rogers (CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter), Ms. Yue-Sai Kan (Founder Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Director of Miss Universe China), Ms. Loreen Arbus (President/Founder of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., & The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation), Ms. Mindy Grossman (CEO of Weight Watchers, Formerly HSN Inc, Board of Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation), Ms. Jesse Draper (Founder Halogen Ventures), Ms. Dottie Herman (Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman), Ms. Heidi Messer (Co-Founder Collective(i), World Evolved and LinkShare), Ms. Sonia Gardner (President & Co-Founder Avenue Capital Group, Co-Founder Amroc Investments, Global Chair of 100 Women in Finance & Board of Trustees Mount Sinai Medical Center) and many more.
Please view these media links that covered our initiative, MERCEDES: The Power of Female Entrepreneurship, FORBES: Best Way to Save the World: Put Women In Charge, FOX NEWS: Beyond the Dream: Women Helping Women. Here’s the video showing the WED events around the world!
Our WED achievements include this past year include funding 500 Syrian refugee girls to attend high school in Jordan. In New York at the United Nations WED donated 500 microloans to impoverished women to start their own businesses, In Oman our WED ambassador announced an initiative to empower women and girls to use their vote against arranged marriage. And in Uruguay, a partnership with a local university offered 20 scholarships to the girls present at the WED summit. Our Philippines team educated 1000 rural women with financial literacy – all over the world our Ambassador team is making an impact!
As you see we're doing amazing things, and we need your web help!
We are looking for a qualified Database developer to join our Technology team. You will be responsible for developing, testing, improving and maintaining new and existing databases to help users retrieve data effectively.
As part of our IT team, you will work closely with developers to ensure system consistency. You will also collaborate with administrators and clients to provide technical support and identify new requirements. Communication and organization skills are keys for this position, along with a problem-solution attitude.
Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our database systems run effectively and securely on a daily basis.
- Design stable, reliable and effective databases
- Modify databases according to requests and perform tests
- Solve database usage issues and malfunctions
- Liaise with developers to improve applications and establish best practices
- Gather user requirements and identify new features
- Develop technical and training manuals
- Provide data management support
- Ensure all database programs meet company and performance requirements
- Research and suggest new database products, services and protocols
- Proven work experience as a Database developer
- In-depth understanding of data management (e.g. permissions, recovery, security and monitoring)
- Knowledge of software development and user interface web applications
- Hands on experience with SQL
- Excellent analytical and organization skills
- An ability to understand front-end users requirements and a problem-solving attitude
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills