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Web Specialist

Employer
Bemidji State University
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
$24.00 - $39.00
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Bemidji State University (BSU) and Northwest Technical College (NTC) invite applicants to join our Information Technology Services (ITS) team as a Web Specialist. BSU and NTC are members of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and employ more than 600 faculty and staff.

BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university. BSU enrolls around 5,000 students and offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship. Centered between the three largest Tribal nations in Minnesota – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth – BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with American Indian communities to become a destination university.

NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.

The Web Specialist provides support throughout the development of applications and websites. This includes analysis, design, implementation and support for the websites and digital platforms used by students, faculty, staff, administrators and external constituents of Bemidji State University (BSU) and Northwest Technical College (NTC). An effective website and optimized digital experience are highly critical as they enable both campuses to accomplish their objectives, including enrollment and retention of students. 


Responsibilities of the Web Specialist include:

  • In collaboration with the web team, design and develop applications and websites through the web content management system to achieve a consistent web platform by adhering to best practices in web architectures and technologies while implementing campus web strategies. Partner with the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) to help in the prioritization of the projects related to the web content management system to ensure successful implementation of the needs of the campus community.
  • Meet with project stakeholders to gather requirements and analyze business needs to establish reasonable solutions to meet technology needs. Develop project scope, key deliverables, and timeline in agreement with the project owner to ensure alignment to ensure that the solution meets the needs of the business
  • Thoroughly test developed sites to ensure that they accurately meet the terms of the agreement between ITS and the client, including the project scope, key deliverables, usability and timeline.
  • Provide ongoing technical support and maintenance after application and site deployment to make certain the functional design meets changing business needs and provides updated functionality, as necessary.
  • Provide training and instruction to end users on best practices for the implemented software to ensure that deliverables are well understood by the client to maximize their effective and efficient use of the application.
  • Participate in professional development and continuous improvement activities by attending conferences or web development related training. Stay current technology trends by reviewing trade publications, software, and hardware documentation, e-mails, and newsletters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field; or an Associate degree in a related IT field; or two (2) years of IT experience in website development.
  • Knowledge of databases and data management concepts.
  • Ability to evaluate user needs and develop specific applications to meet those needs.
  • Ability to understand detailed technical information.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical users.
  • Ability to problem solve and implement applicable solutions.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with PHP, HTML5, CSS and JS.
  • Experience in XML, MySQL or MSSQL.
  • Experience with website analysis, design, and administration.
  • Experience with Linux.
  • Experience in WordPress theme and plugin development.
  • Understanding of and experience developing WC3/ADA-compliant web applications.
  • Experience with source control management and understanding of software development techniques.
  • Experience designing and developing websites that display and function well on all devices including mobile devices.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

 

For more details or to apply: https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/

Apply for Vacancy Posting 55224, on the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) website: http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers


Inquiries about the position
:

Marie Bock, IT Infrastructure and Development Supervisor
marie.bock@bemidjistate.edu


If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at teresa.hanson@bemidjistate.edu

 

UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY

WHY BEMIDJI:

The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts.

Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university's Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding.

Northwest Technical College has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.

In this Northwoods setting, students, staff and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.

Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.

Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State and Northwest Tech are both conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.

The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.

For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and campus-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.

For further information, visit our websites at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu and https://www.ntcmn.edu

Review a "special report on how this former lumber town has rebuilt itself as a high-speed, regional center of enterprise" at Bemidji 2.0

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Statement of Notice

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College prohibit discrimination and sexual violence of any kind. Contact the Center for Civil Rights Investigation Office if you have concerns regarding discrimination and/or sexual violence. Per Minnesota State System Procedure 1B.3.1, all universities and colleges must provide contact information of their Title IX Coordinator.

Steven D. Parker, Campus Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Email: TitleIX@bemidjistate.edu
Phone: (218) 755-4121
1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Deputy Hall, Room 211, Bemidji, MN 56601

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