Web Developer – Enrollment Management


Job Description

The University of La Verne is seeking a Web Developer to join the University Marketing team. Reporting to the Director of Digital Marketing and Communications, the Web Developer will develop original and innovative electronic designs from concept to completion to support the branding direction and consistency of design as it relates to the University and the departments it supports.

The Web Developer will develop, manage and maintain websites in a content management environment. In addition, this position will work with the Web and Graphic Designer to create attractive, highly usable interfaces for University of La Verne web, digital and mobile applications. Duties within projects will include: graphic design, user interface design, site architecture, front-end coding, web traffic and usability analysis, social media integration, documentation, online search engine strategies and browser compatibility testing.

Website Design

Under the direction of the Director of Digital Marketing and Communications, the Web Developer will create original designs within the University WordPress template using appropriate web-authoring software. Prepare and place graphics (Jpeg, Gif, PNG, Flash and video) in existing site templates into site. Additional duties include:

Maintain, implement, and support web pages and/or web sites for departments.
Develop the information architecture, taxonomy and presentation for department web sites, ensuring they adhere to campus guidelines and web best practices.
Learn and apply new web/electronic media technologies and techniques.
Assist in the design, production and deployment of electronic marketing messages via HTML email blasts.
Manage website updates, including design changes, content updates, and graphic enhancements.
Suggest new site features that increase visitor engagement and conversion.
Graphic Design

The Web Developer will implement visual design concepts in web, flash and HTML5 applications. The position will create design solutions that address artistic objectives and curator needs, including the design of screen layouts, content presentation and user interface elements. Additional duties include:

Manage multiple concurrent projects while maintaining high standards of excellence, conformity to university graphic standards and positive, cooperative attitude.

Design new site templates and associated functionality based upon user requirements.
Implement and edit web content including text and image.
Assist with encoding of streaming audio and video clips where necessary.
Design web page layouts based on existing style guidelines, and create optimized graphics for multi platform implementation.
Content Management

Using WordPress Enterprise management system, the Web Developer will help organize and define each areas web site content goals. Additional duties include:

Management of content data; maintain and support additions, changes and revisions on a timely basis.

Develop, train and support training materials to assist faculty and staff in learning and using a content management system.
Communicate effectively with departments to ensure that their site is accurate, up-to-date, and meets the campus’ standards for web communications.
Troubleshoot WordPress access, usability, login, feature and functionality issues for web pages.
Liaise with University constituents to increase usage and adoption of web and web related technologies offered and Office of Information Technology for back-end support of the Web system.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, digital design, human-computer interaction, computer science or related field. Additionally, a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in website production for a Web company, interactive agency or higher education institution; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite CS or above, including Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator; expert level with the following technologies: Javascript, JQuery, CSS3, (X)HTML, HTML5, XML, XSLT, preferably in Web 2.0; understanding of Server languages PHP; and understanding of WYSIWYG editors or blogging tools like WordPress. Successful candidate will posses excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; be effective in document writing and technical writing; and have a proven track record of multi-tasking and overseeing numerous projects of various sizes and hitting deadlines. Employment is contingent upon passing a complete background investigation.

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403(b) retirement plan. To apply, please see the instructions above.

Skills: management, marketing, design, analysis, graphics, video, training, science, benefits