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IT Web Designer / Developer I

Position Title
IT Web Designer / Developer I

Position Number

University Communications - 540000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or related field, from an accredited institution of higher education. Related information technology experience may be substituted year-for-year for the required education.
  • 1-2 years experience using a web content management system.
  • Fluency in HTML and CSS .
  • Have familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or another graphics editing platform.
  • Capable of both contributing to large projects as part of a team and working on individual projects with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to and willingness to work in a customer service role with website stakeholders.
License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The web area of University Communications is tasked with building and managing strategic university websites; providing hosting, training and support for the university’s content management systems; and providing consulting in content development, design, usability and accessibility to official university departments and offices.

The IT Web Designer / Developer I will work as part of a high-performing, detail oriented and user-experience-focused team to build and maintain official university websites utilizing the university’s versions of the Drupal and WordPress content management systems and provide support for the stakeholders of university websites.

Work will include:
  • updating content, developing navigation and content procedures, designing layouts, troubleshooting issues and problems, conducting one-on-one consultations with stakeholders and performing periodic content, usability and accessibility reviews of university websites.
  • duties also include the migration of university websites from a deprecated content management system into supported university content management systems.
About the department: University Communications (UComm) is a unit that reports to the Vice Chancellor of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff. The unit is responsible for Chancellor and Vice Chancellor communications and communication strategy, and managing the reputation of Appalachian State University. Its mission is to share the unique essence and energy of Appalachian and its people through strategic, creative and dynamic communications that promote the university and its many constituents. UComm creates promotional materials for recruitment and fundraising purposes, as well as for events, performances and information campaigns. The web area of UComm is responsible for using the university’s web presence to support these actions.

Suggested Salary Range
$55,000 - $60,000

Physical Demands of Position

The position requires extensive use of a computer, including typing.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Include a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or Attach a List of References with Contact Information.
Please note that finalists invited for interviews may be requested to submit a portfolio link prior to the interview.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Executive Director of Access & Equity ( ADA /504 Coordinator, EEO /AA Officer, & Title IX Coordinator)
Office of Access & Equity
123 IG Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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