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Web Designer and Development Specialist [14225]

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Institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Category:
  • Admin - Computing - Web Development
Posted: 04/16/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Announcement Number: 14225
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Web Designer and Development Specialist.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009 the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE of the LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT
This position is located within the Web and Application Development Services Department, part of the Library Technologies Division. The Web and Application Development Services Department develops and deploys webpages, websites, and related applications within the Libraries, and collaboratively helps maintain existing web-based systems and services, including the primary library website and digital collections.

ROLE of the POSITION
The UNLV University Libraries' website, web-based services, and associated applications are critical components supporting the information discovery and delivery environment for 21st century students, researchers and lifelong learners. This administrative faculty position, reporting to the Head of Web and Application Development Services, will provide in-house web and development expertise for the UNLV University Libraries. The UNLV Libraries web presence is extensive and currently encompasses the main website (http://www.library.unlv.edu) and other discovery systems and services, such as digital collections (http://digital.library.unlv.edu) and the library online catalog (http://webpac.library.unlv.edu). The incumbent is responsible for creating website templates and layouts, including production of original web elements (i.e. graphics, icons), and day-to-day web development tasks within the Drupal content management system. The UNLV Libraries foster a collaborative spirit with website project development. The incumbent will work closely with clients to understand desired website goals, including design and functionality. They will work to develop and present iterative designs intended to meet client expectations, while also balancing other inputs such as knowledge of website design best practices, the desired site's information architecture, and consideration of usability feedback. The incumbent will also participate in the development of ancillary web-delivered services and applications such as digital learning objects. The incumbent will maintain expertise in evolving web programming languages, and is expected to provide expertise on web design trends, website theming, and design best practices, such as responsive / adaptive design principles.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree in graphic design, computer science or other related field; and two or more years of related professional experience.

Technical Skills: Experience developing websites using HTML and CSS; experience with site-building, theming, coding, and maintenance using a web content management system such as Drupal; front-end web development experience utilizing JSON, JQuery, or other client-side processing techniques; experience coding for cross-browser / platform compatibility and consistency; familiarity with web API libraries and frameworks; and a working knowledge of XML.

Creative / Design Skills: Knowledge of and expertise with web development and modern web design standards, including responsive / adaptive design principles; experience with software tools typically used in the web design environment, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator; familiarity with user centered design methodologies and usability principles; familiarity with information architecture best practices and principles in designing websites; and familiarity with designing interactive digital learning objects, modular components of the website which can "stand alone."

Additional Skills: Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work in a collaborative team environment, balancing technical knowledge with client input; good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate technical web design concepts into layman's terms; ability to provide feedback on creative concepts as relates to web technical or environmental feasibility; willingness to continually learn and stay abreast of developments in web coding, design, and software.

SALARY RANGE
This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative faculty position at range 2. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. In addition, applicants must submit a document to include at least one link to an on-line portfolio or links to recent web-related projects with a description of their involvement. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on May 9, 2014 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Head of Web Designer and Development Specialist Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

Application Information

Contact: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Online App. Form: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

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