Web Site Designer / Developer - UW Extension

University of Wyoming

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: 

Website Designer/Developer

JOB PURPOSE:

Design, develop and maintain University of Wyoming Extension (UWE) and College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Resources (CALSNR) websites within and outside of the university CMS system; gather and publish information on designated web pages using web-based software tools. Assist others with their departmental websites.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, develop and maintain UWE and CALSNR main and subordinate website pages by using web-based software tools.
  • Collaborate with communications and web colleagues as needed to produce integrated multimedia web products
  • Assist departments with the design and/or development of college/department level websites. Help users troubleshoot college/department websites.
  • Market UWE and CALSNR website for greater visibility and accessibility.
  • Confirm that websites meet current accessibility guidelines.
  • Check and correct links throughout the sites; troubleshoot problems with appropriate personnel.
  • Coordinate with communications team and other web users to develop policy recommendations for appropriate use of web resources.
  • Maintain currency with innovations in web design trends and explore ways to implement these on UWE and CALSNR sites
  • Collaborate with other campus units, particularly IT and Institutional Marketing, to leverage opportunities in web design
  • Provide training for Extension specialists, educators, and staff to allow them to manage and edit assorted websites as appropriate
  • Ensure security of websites and domains using current software and regular updates
  • Discuss and/or refer technical issues to the appropriate personnel in the Division of Information Technology
  • Implement systems to track web analytics and use information gathered to improve websites

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in integrating web, social media, mobile, and multimedia products as needed
  • Provide graphic support for websites and publications

COMPETENCIES:

  • Influence
  • Collaboration
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Service Orientation
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge
  • Quality Orientation
  • Work Tempo

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree and 1 year work related experience OR 5 years total work related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to create functional websites using current authoring languages, tools, and platforms

Required licensure, certification, registration or other requirements:

  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters degree
  • Experience working in higher education, preferrably at Land-Grant Universities and within Cooperative Extension
  • Substantial experience with Wordpress (or similar CMS) including knowledge of security best practices, assorted plugins, control panels, mobile design, and accessibility
  • Advanced knowledge of web analytics and how to leverage analytics to improve user experience and site traffic
  • Experience creating databases (using HTML, CSS, C-panels, handcoding, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate and edit photos and visual material to enhance web design

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Established programming procedures and programming languages.
  • Internet/intranet network systems.
  • Principles, procedures, and standards of integrated website structuring and design.
  • Electronic filing systems and document archives.
  • Computer applications for website development.
  • Current alternatives in available website software and hardware.
  • Current authoring languages, editing and authoring tools, and related website technologies.
  • Internet operations and functionality, and a wide range of internet programming and design tools.
  • Photo editing, computer graphics development and layout.
  • Standard FTP, link checking, and accessibility software
  • HTML, DHTML, CSS, ASP, JavaScript, PHP, web page creation, and website maintenance.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively manage time and schedules.
  • Work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proofread and edit.
  • Use computerized page layout and design software.
  • Evaluate new and evolving website technologies.
  • Plan effective and organized website (s).
  • Collaborate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Troubleshoot, run tests, analyze, and resolve website problems.
  • Design/maintain web links.
  • Evaluate/enhance website performance.
  • Provide graphic support.
  • Develop policy recommendations related to website development/usage.
  • Translate technical information into user-friendly program documentation.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 4/19/2023 will receive full consideration.

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V., samples of work (or links to sample work), and contact information for four work-related references. 

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/

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