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Web Developer
San Diego, CA
Posted Sep 24, 2013 by University of San Diego
Category: Computing - Web Development


University of San Diego

Web Developer

Department: College of Arts and Sciences/Information Technology Services
Job IRC#10365

Job Description:

The University of San Diego seeks a motivated and energetic web developer for its university web team. The position is responsible for assisting departments in the start-up and management of university websites. The successful candidate meets with clients (faculty, staff and students) in the planning phase to determine their website needs and makes recommendations. Once approved, assists departments in implementing their sites. The position also fields customer support requests and needs from across campus.

Will assist in managing the design, development, maintenance, and overall architecture of the university’s website and its services as directed. The position is also responsible for concept development, prototype design, documentation, navigation, general functionality, image optimization, quality assurance, final execution, and ongoing maintenance oversight. The position will provide tools that give content maintainers the ability to review and edit content and ensure that overall visual identity practices are in accordance to general university policy. Additionally a key focus is the training of website technologies and web practices to the general community.

The position is dual-reporting and reports part-time to Information Technology Services for centralized technology oversight; additionally reports to the College of Arts and Sciences part-time and has a role in managing and planning the school’s website environment and supports the maintainers of that site. During a 3-5 year cycle will be responsible for managing and directing the overall redesign of the academic website, including research, information architecture planning, design, development, content transition, site rollout, and maintainer training


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher-education institution in Computer Science, Computer or Business Information Systems, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of or experience working in a higher education environment.
• At least two (2) years experience working with a relational database system (MySQL preferred).
• Experience with AP style

• At least two (2) years of experience in web, programming, publishing (online or print), media, or related field.
• Experience in translating wireframes and design mockups and turning them into HTML/CSS.
• Experience with search engine optimization (SEO) methods and standards.
• Experience working within a responsive design framework.
• Experience with Web 2.0 technologies and social networking integration.
• Understand the importance of staying current in the technology field and rapidly learning new and changing software and tools.
• Experience training non-technical peers and developing documentation for website maintenance and usage.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience or good working knowledge of the following:
• Technologies: HTML/XHTML, CSS, XML, Javascript, PHP
• Web Tools: Dreamweaver, Contribute, text editors, WordPress, Cascade Server, or other CMS tools
• Graphics Tools: Photoshop
• Experience with search engine optimization (SEO) methods and standards.
• Experience working within a responsive design framework.
• Experience with Web 2.0 technologies, and integration of social networking
• Knowledgeable about web-related emerging technology and development
• Collaborative tools: Streaming, Podcasting
• Write quality, standards-compliant, readable code in a timely manner.
• Independent worker for completing projects from start to finish.

Professional Abilities
• Be committed to mission and vision of the departments represented through the position.
• Always demonstrate a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
• Ability to work well independently and in a dynamic team environment, and interface well with many individuals (administrators, faculty, students, and staff).
• Have excellent interpersonal, communication, customer-service, and problem-solving skills. Be able to discern problems and facilitate resolutions.
• Organize, analyze, and prioritize workload effectively and efficiently, sometimes under minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
• Ability to advocate for your own ideas, but also the ideas of others. Be a supportive team member, mentor, and learn from others. Be approachable and encouraging of your team members and not egocentric.
• Have project management skills both for working independently and helping to keep milestones on track when playing a role in a bigger project or task.
• Be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and thorough.
• Work with an eye on the big picture, but be responsible for the details and follow-through.
• Demonstrate the ability to take on more responsibility through your daily work.
• Operate according to a plan rather than on instinct. Better organization and preparation will help this position be seen by others as a leader.
• Be flexible and open to change.
• Approach all tasks and projects with an equal level of professionalism.
• Use good judgment, be reliable, and maintain an exceptional level of professionalism.
• Illustrate timeliness, arrive to work on time and record time on the university’s timekeeping system. Plan ahead for meetings and include appropriate setup and preparation before trainings and group appointments.
• Know when to approach supervisors with decision-making information and recommendations.
• Take responsibility for delays, errors and unexpected results. Learn from mistakes and help others to avoid the same missteps by discussing your own errors and corrections. Know when to ask for help.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing date: October 18, 2013

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Click APPLY NOW to complete our online application. Please be sure to reference Job Number IRC10365. In addition, please upload a cover letter, resume and a document with links to your portfolio, artifacts and examples of web sites that you have created to your application profile for the hiring managers' review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact Leah Mikulsky at 619-260-2770, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu




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