Web Manager/Developer

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number NC00138P Quick Link for Position https://jobs.uafs.edu/postings/1736 Working Title Web Manager/Developer Position Number 21-21-0040 Department Marketing & Communications About the University

For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative, hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert faculty to ensure students receive a future-focused education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. The University has undergone significant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51 bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36 certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for success in the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.

The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is now a vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of cultural activities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtown arts and entertainment district. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains, forests, parks, and waterways, both within the city limits and throughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis.

The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities located on 170 beautifully-manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who choose to live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes, complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campus apartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campus involvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100 registered student organizations, which includes academic societies, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, and cultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in the NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and tennis.

About the College / Department Position Summary

The Web Manager/Developer will consistently create well-designed, tested code using best practices for website development, including mobile and responsive site design. Working directly with the UX Designer/Front End Developer, the Web Manager/Developer will create websites and user interfaces, using standard HTML / CSS practices, while incorporating data from back-end services. They will optimize sites for performance and see sites through to successful launches, with an eye to minimizing future maintenance. Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, and other web services and program applications is essential to succeeding in this role. This position will also work closely with the communications team on major marketing and promotional campaigns; provide website support for campaigns; assist in the design and development of tools on related website pages to provide tracking and accountability for marketing efforts. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Summary of Job Duties

•Create websites/user interfaces incorporating data from back-end services
•Ensure web designs meet current accessibility requirements
•Provide marketing website support for campaigns
•Design and develop tools on webpages to provide tracking & accountability
• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork. Requires consistent on-time attendance.
•Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, web design, computer science or a related field. At least three years of web development experience. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these basic requirements.

Must provide a portfolio or examples of web design work. Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

License(s)/Certifications Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education. Experience with CMS platforms. Experience in content migration, SEO /Accessibility Optimization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
•Demonstrated knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS 3+, and PHP
•Demonstrated knowledge of cross-browser compatibility and testing
•Ability to develop front-end and back-end web architecture
•Ability to migrate content
•Ability to develop APIs
•Demonstrated knowledge of JavaScript libraries like jQuery
•Demonstrated ability to build websites that are responsive across desktop, tablets and mobile devices
•Demonstrated ability writing clean and maintainable code
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
•Demonstrated project leadership
•Ability to brainstorm creative solutions to problems

Special Job Dimensions

Work performed primarily in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Must be able to visit departments across campus and meet with clients, as well as communicate well by phone and email. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds. Occasional travel may be required.

Work Schedule

Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional overtime required.

Salary Low to Mid 60's, Commensurate with education and experience Benefits

Competitive benefits package.

Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Does this position require a background check? Criminal Background Check, Financial History Background Check, and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check
Open Date 01/29/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Open until filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by February 12, 2021.

Anticipated start date 03/29/2021 EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable employment laws.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial College Transcripts
  4. Portfolio or Link to Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial College Transcripts - Additional 1
  2. Proof of Veteran Status
  3. Additional Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your web development experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you understand that failure to complete the Employment History section of the application will result in automatic elimination?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Did you complete the Employment History section of the application?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficial transcript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Please describe your web development experience.

    (Open Ended Question)