Senior Web Designer, Undergraduate Admissions

Posted on 11/11/2019 — 11 months ago

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Senior Web Developer, Undergraduate Admissions University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News and World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Posted Job Title Senior Web Developer, Undergraduate Admissions Job Profile Title Web Designer Senior Job Description Summary Reporting to the Associate Dean of Communications in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Sr. Web Developer will be the lead in-house coder and developer for the Admissions website (Drupal and WordPress), including security and workflow, accessibility and solutions that improve usability. The Sr. Web Developer will be the lead project manager for all web-based projects that require an understanding of best practices of web development and design. They will lead the continued optimization of relevant features within Drupal 8, the expansion of our efforts with SLATE’s PING (an analytics service that records user-specific web traffic), as well as the expansion of our lead-generation landing pages. They will develop significant aspects of the website’s responsive design. As a key member of the Marketing and Communications team, lead the integration of all digital channels into the new website, implement an SEO strategy, improve user experience, and user interface design, utilize Google Analytics and produce standardized reports, implement front-end development work by designing and coding themes and plugins, and managing content. The Sr Web Developer will project manage multi-year initiatives across work teams relating to web development, content strategy, marketing analytics, and web-based applications. In this capacity they will have significant input regarding the generation of a multi-year budget. They will maintain websites and ensure the reliable operation with prompt reaction and resolution to production problems. This position will create innovative approaches to improving the end-user experience by working to improve the usability, usefulness, and aesthetics of the web. Job Description Responsibilities: * Lead coder and developer of the website (Drupal and WordPress), including security, accessibility, workflow, and solutions to improve usability. * Implement best practices of web development and design, leading the migration to an open source platform * Lead project manager for multi-year, web-based projects, including developing lead-generation landing pages, continued optimization of relevant features within Drupal 8, and the continued expansion of our use of SLATE’s analytics service to record and analyize user-specific web traffic. This role includes significant input regarding the generation of a multi-year budget. * Improve UX and UI by developing innovative design solutions, including assuring web and video accessibility for people with disabilities. * Lead the integration of all digital channels into the new website, implement an SEO strategy, advise on user experience, and user interface design, utilize Google Analytics and produce standardized reports, implement front end development work by designing and coding themes and plugins, and managing content. * Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required with a minimum of 2 years of experience in web development, web management or web technologies or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience in Content Management System solutions and project management skills around their deployment. Demonstrated skills in CMS management, security, and workflows in Drupal or WordPress, experience with project management, HTML development tools and other applicable authoring tools, web production, front-end development. Familiarity with PHP, CSS, and JavaScript. Must be able to integrate design into program rules and system architecture and must be familiar with platform/browser compatibility and basic usability issues. Strong working knowledge of web generators and photographic libraries. Knowledge of web accessibility guidelines and Search Engine Optimization. Experience working with multiple constituencies in a team setting to understand and articulate business processes, data, and priorities required. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Solution-orientation. Job Location – City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department / School Provost’s Center Pay Range $50,684.00 – $138,391.00 Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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