We have a mission to spread happiness and we do that by showing what people can do when given a chance, by giving back and by making personal connections with our customers. We are a social enterprise with both a social and a business mission and they are indivisible. We are committed to diversity – more than half our employees have a differing ability – and to gratitude – we are fortunate to do what we do and we Give Back – we have raised more than $450,000 for our charity partners. We are a small business, yet all we want to do is change the world. And we do not want to remain small, we want to reach more people and have a bigger impact on the world.
We are looking for people who want to join our adventure, who want help us spread happiness. We are looking for people ready to commit to something larger than themselves, to having an impact in the world, to bring some more joy to the world. We are looking for people who are committed to excellence and want to work as part of a team where the mission matters more than politics or individual glory. We are looking for people who want to help us grow and who can grow with us so we can reach more people.
The job in nutshell: Our Web Designer will work as part of our Marketing Team to design and develop a website that customers love, where finding the right items is easy and making purchases is easy. The Marketing Team consist of a social media and push marketing person, a web master and product development person. Our web designer will design the front end of our web site. You will be able to let your creativity flow and have autonomy over your designs. You will also have input on our overall marketing plans. Since we are a small firm, the web designer will work with other members of the Marketing Team need to contribute in other ways as well: shooting and editing some in-house videos and editing some graphics.
This job is right for someone who believes in our mission of spreading happiness, who is creative and can make fun designs, someone who thrives on working as part of a dynamic team, someone who wants to produce great work that stands out and has an impact.
Interested? Read the job description carefully. Read about our mission and values at the end of this document. If you think this is the right job for you, send a cover letter telling us why you are the right person for this job and attach your resume.
We are in the business of spreading happiness and our Web Designer is critical to pursuing that mission. You play a vital role because you will design our website which provides the most direct contact with our customers. You help us deliver a great customer experience.
We want John’s Crazy Socks to be a great place to work and a place where each of us can do our best work. We are seeking people who view this opportunity as not just a job, not just a good career move, but a calling to make a difference in the world. Does this sound right for you?
Here are the three criteria we will consider in hiring a person for this role:
Skills matter, but we have learned that culture and mission matter more. We have a diverse workforce and value diversity. We have put our mission and values at the end of this job description. Please read that information carefully to make sure we are a good fit for you.
As our Web Designer, you will take the lead in designing our web site, the very heart of our business. We have built our website on the Shopify platform, so knowledge of that platform is helpful. Here are the main services that our Web Designers will provide:
You will be part of our Marketing Team, so you will have input on all aspects of our Marketing Plan.
You will mainly work from our Melville office, though we can arrange some remote work. There may be some travel involved if you need to join John and Mark for a speaking engagement or event out of town. You can expect to attend local public events such as a charity walk or Polar Plunge to take pictures or shoot some video.
What is it like to work here? We invite you to share our mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do. We work in a collegial environment that is fast paced, but not stressed out. No screaming, no tension. We enjoy each other’s company. Colleagues are supportive, not competitive. We work with meaning and purpose and share the happiness. If we can’t be happy on the job, how can we make our customers happy?
Your days will vary and you will control your days. Some days you may be focused entirely on create landing pages or modifying the home page. Other days you may be shooting and editing video or scanning other websites for ideas.
Here are the traits that people who succeed here demonstrate:
Here is what we offer:
We think it is a great role and that this is a great place to work. But we are not for everyone. Consider the information we share and investigate our company (visit our website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, ask around). If what you learn excites you, then we urge you to apply.
If you think we are the right place for you and this is the right job for you, we would love to hear from you. Please follow these instructions:
Thanks for considering John’s Crazy Socks.
We are a mission driven organization committed to spreading happiness. We were born out of the love between a father (Mark) and son (John) and a desire to make people happy.
Because John has Down syndrome, we have a focus on showing what people with differing abilities can do. That means we hire people with differing abilities and we do all we can through videos, social media shares, warehouse tours, hosting work groups, speaking engagements, advocacy and donations to share the world what people with differing abilities can do. We are a small company, yet all we are trying to do is change the world.
We know that Giving Back is essential and it is baked into everything we do. Our mission, our values and our business are personal. What we do matters.
To fulfill this mission, we have created a social enterprise where we have both a social mission and a business mission. It is not enough to simply sell stuff; we need to have a purpose and make our values manifest in all that we do. We serve more than a profit motive, we serve our staff, our customers and our community.
We built our organization on five pillars:
We have a definite culture that we continue to nurture. Our culture reflects our mission and the values of all of us who work here.
What We Believe and Who We Are