Web Site Designer/Developer Sr (212881)

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Job Description

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives

JOB TITLE:                       

Web Site Designer/Developer Sr

JOB PURPOSE:

This position serves as a senior web site designer/developer for the institutional web site. This position is responsible for design, development and troubleshooting the university web site, remediating accessibility issues, and various online systems relating to the university’s online marketing efforts. This position is also responsible for contributing to the development of an accessible, SEO (search engine optimized) design/development strategy, ensuring quality control and supporting strategic marketing initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, maintain and administer web pages and information architecture within a CMS (content management system) environment.
  • Design and develop the institutional web site using HTML, JavaScript, cascading style sheets (CSS) and other web development technologies within the CMS.
  • Oversee institutional web pages and CMS templates to ensure accessibility and marketing effectiveness through SEO (search engine optimization) resulting in high search rankings and positive user experience.
  • Create, modify and implement style sheets (CSS) and content management system (CMS) templates for university use.  
  • Lead the development of web applications to support strategic marketing initiatives.
  • Develop effective and accessible web-based solutions using a CMS, advanced search indexing software and online forms and workflows for institutional web sites and external online channels.  
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, responsiveness and ADA compliance of institutional websites.
  • Ensure all web site designs adhere to accessibility guidelines and are optimized for strong SEO performance.
  • Provide support to campus site authors and content contributors in a highly decentralized model.
  • Develop and publish institutional pages. Assist with content, messaging and publishing emergency notifications and informational pages on the web site.   
  • Evaluate web site accessibility issues and SEO performance and collaborate with other units for resolution.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of effective marketing pages web pages that support recruitment, enrollment and retention.
  • Participate in institutional web site governance, SEO, accessibility discussions, and strategy planning.
  • Perform the duties of this position as a value-driven professional while supporting a team environment and the institution’s bottom line.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Keep current with new web site trends, evaluate web site technology, and make recommendations to improve processes.
  • Contribute to and maintain documentation and procedures
  • Evaluate and identify ways to improve lead measures

COMPETENCIES:  

  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability
  • Independence
  • Technical/professional knowledge
  • Ability to document processes, projects and share information with a team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment focused on a common goal
  • Quality orientation
  • Ability to determine the scope and impact of projects for the university
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
  • Ability to own projects through completion
  • Proficiency in programming languages
  • Solution-oriented and high-level programming skills

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY: 

This position is eligible for remote work and/or a flexible work schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or similar field or an equivalent combination of work and experience.

Experience:
Three years of comparable experience in website development

Required certifications, registrations, licensures or other requirements:  None

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, and personal interaction abilities.  
  • Proficiency in front-end web development including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Drive to learn new programming frameworks, languages and software.
  • Ability to work with site authors, developers, designers and project managers.
  • Willingness to learn from other developers and constantly change the way you develop.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team and collaborate and foster a positive team environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Expertise working with .NET, ASPX
  • Experience with web design and development using a CMS (content management system)
  • Experience with XSLT, Velocity and other templating languages
  • Experience with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design
  • Knowledge and experience with the administration of and development within Content Management Systems
  • Experience writing and designing custom Content Management System templates and modules
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as jQuery
  • Understanding of APIs, JSON/XML data and other structured data formats
  • Prior university experience with front-end development
  • Experience with marketing through websites and other online channels

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. This position will remain open until filled. Applications submitted by 12/14/2021 will receive full consideration.

HIRING STATEMENT: 

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.  

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/


The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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