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Web Developer/UX

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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
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 alumni engagement.

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 systems.
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.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Interpret designs and code ( HTML , JavaScript, CSS , PHP , 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 practices.
  • Work with back-end programmers to integrate UI components with APIs and databases.
  • Debug errors, troubleshoot issues and perform routine performance optimizations.
  • 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 qualify).
Minimum Qualifications
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 JavaScript.
Experience with code repositories (i.e. GitHub) and JavaScript frameworks.
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 practices.
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 team-oriented environment.
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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience Hannon Hill’s Cascade or Wordpress content management platforms.


Special Instructions to Applicants
Position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by October 1, 2023 when first review of applications will begin.

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.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

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 http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/compliance.html.

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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