Web Developer @ Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

Job Overview

6 days ago

Web Developer

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Executive Director for Strategic Communications in the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success (SEMSS), the Web Developer will build, design, maintain, and regularly update the division’s and its department’s websites (SEMSS website suite) with consistent relevant, and easily attainable information. The Web Developer will prioritize usability over technicality, design optimization, high quality design and appeal, while also ensuring content is relevant, accurate and appropriate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Write and apply well designed, testable, and efficient code to support the optimal operation of the SEMSS website suite by using best software development practices.
  • Create and maintain a website layout and user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
  • Continuously improve the SEMSS website suite by expanding and scaling their capability as well as working with respective SEMSS departments to identify their needs and gather the appropriate information.
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases to ensure the accuracy of information available in the SEMSS website suite and present it in a way that is easily understandable from end users.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements for web design and building based on technical needs.
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling websites
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them into operations and activities.
  • Follow university brand standards and usage protocols to match visual design intent.

Minimum Hiring Standards:

  • Bachelor's degree in web design, computer science, or related field.
  • Two years of experience with content management systems (Terminal4, Wordpress, Joomla) and in front-end web design and development technologies (specifically HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).
  • Experience with network diagnostics and analytics tools.
  • Knowledge of best practices in web layout, content marketing, search engine optimization, responsive design, information architecture and user experience.
  • Knowledge of designing websites to meet institutional requirements and federal accessibility standards.
  • Knowledge of WCAG guidelines and how to apply to a website.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and search engine optimization processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, often with competing deadlines.
  • Proactive and creative approach to problem-solving with a comfort level to adapt to new situations and circumstances quickly.
  • A desire to continuously innovate, learn, and explore new technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other Position Details: Position is eligible for a hybrid remote schedule.

Position Number: 598460

Position Title: Web Developer

Department: 1904 SEM Admin

Role Code: 13224 Senior Specialist CM 1

Position Type: Exempt

Salary: Up to $60,000

ORP Eligible?: No

Open Date: 8/1/2022

Close Date: 8/21/2022

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