founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Office of Communications shines a spotlight on the people
and programs of Wesleyan University to enhance its reputation as a
leader in liberal education. In so doing, it serves as a partner
with units across campus, providing expertise in brand management,
strategic communication, media relations, digital and social media
strategy, website development, content training and strategy, print
and online publications and videography and photography.
This role is one of three positions in the Web Communication
team within Digital Marketing and Communications. Reporting to the
Manager of Web Communications the Web Developer’s primary
responsibilities include supporting front-end web development while
enhancing Wesleyan’s digital presence (public website, blogs,
mobile-first applications, application programming interfaces
(APIs), third-party software, CMS platform) with a particular
emphasis on end-user experience (UX) for prospective student and
This hands-on provides support along with the Digital
Marketing and Communications team, in areas of analysis, design,
modification and maintenance of web applications and integrated
Wesleyan University is in the early stages of a web re-engineering
initiative and the Web Developer/UX will play a key role in the
implementation of the web architecture and end user experience (UX)
in coordination with our re-engineering partner.
Velocity), to create engaging, modern (UX) web experiences through
the university’s content management system ( CMS ).
- Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on
technical requirements or UX design.
- Build web applications with web development best
- Work with back-end programmers to integrate UI components with
APIs and databases.
- Debug errors, troubleshoot issues and perform routine
- Diagnose and resolve problems in markup and style.
- Write high-quality, scalable and reusable code.
- Report on emerging technologies and industry trends.
- Support a diverse population, with varying skill levels, in the
maintenance of web content in the University’s CMS .
- Follow project management methodology.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position is an on-campus position with the potential
(contingent upon performance) for a hybrid (on campus and remote)
schedule after working two full semesters on campus. Position will
require frequent on campus meetings.
Hybrid work is only considered for residents of MA, VT, NH, ME, CT,
RI, or NY. (Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who
Bachelor’s degree in technology, computer science or related
field, with more than 5 years’ relevant job experience, or an
equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated experience developing modern, responsive (mobile), and
cross-browser compatible websites using HTML , CSS , PHP and
Familiarity with CSS preprocessors such as Sass.
Demonstrated experience of SEO and design principles including
responsive design, ADA accessibility, UI/UX, web standards and best
Experience with a content management system ( CMS )
Demonstrated experience working with the latest web technologies
and software development processes.
Demonstrated ability to gain knowledge as needed to meet the
growing, complex information needs of the University.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing technological and
Basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and web design tools.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and
interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Experience Hannon Hill’s Cascade or Wordpress content
Position is open until filled. For full consideration please
apply by October 1, 2023 when first review of applications will
As a part of your application please provide 2-3 samples of
websites you’ve worked on as a web developer. You can include links
to the websites for review.
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the
candidate’s completion of apre-employment
background check screening
to the satisfaction of
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and
Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University
complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime
statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s
Clery Act Report are available on request and online at