University of Colorado Web Designer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/

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_Nature of Work_

This is a technical position within the Web Services division of Information Technology. The position will be responsible for creating, updating and maintaining the UI/UX of web sites and web applications. The position must comply with various industry, university and department standards. The position will work with the campus web Content Management System (wCMS) and help develop web sites for the campus faculty, staff and students. This position will be part of a team and must be able to collaborate and work in a team environment as well as work independently.

_Professional Field_

Web Designer, UI/UX Developer, Graphical Designer, Information Architecture and Content Strategy.

_Examples of Work Performed_

  • Working with the web Content Management System to create, design and develop dynamic UI/UX using HTML/CSS and JavaScript.

  • Converts graphical designs/prototypes into working web solutions using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Assist with the creation of front-end interfaces for web applications and utilities for the UCCS campus.

  • Creating standards-compliant and cross-browser compatible webpages and templates using HTML/CSS and JS.

  • Modifying existing website to improve functionality and incorporating new features into existing web sites.

  • Identifies and incorporates new technology, solutions and functionality into the UCCS website.

  • Wireframes design concepts for new design layouts from various sources.

  • Serves as a technical resource for the Web Services unit and the IT department.

_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities_

  • A strong desire to keep up with the constantly evolving standards on the web, and willingness to learn new frameworks and methodologies as needed.

  • Ability to create dynamic, modern websites and write standards compliant HTML/CSS that works across multiple browsers.

  • Fluency with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript and a desire to learn new technologies as needed.

  • Experience creating coherent information architecture for a collection of content.

  • Experience working with web Content Management systems (wCMS).

  • Thorough understanding of web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, accessibility, jQuery, JS).

  • Basic understanding of HTTP as well as knowledge of how to optimize webpage performance.

  • Ability to explain the design processes and willingness to collaborate with the design ideas of others.

  • Understanding of Google analytics

_Salary –Non Negotiable_

$51,182.00

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttp://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

_Minimum Requirements_

  • Graduation from an accredited College or University with a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Relevant work experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of a degree.

  • One year experience designing and building web sites (Expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript.)

_Preferred Requirements_

  • Two or more years experience designing and building websites, particularly for higher education and within a wCMS.

  • jQuery experience.

  • Experience developing ADA compliant websites.

  • wCMS experience.

  • Photoshop/Illustrator experience.

  • Experience wireframing design concepts.

  • Experience creating/modifying themes in Wordpress and/or Drupal.

  • Bootstrap experience and/or familiarity with responsive design techniques.

  • Strong design skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and tactfulness.

  • Able to work in a close team effort where ongoing collaboration among team members and various interconnecting projects.

  • Must be a confident self-starter who possesses tenacity, curiosity, and eye for design and a strong desire for self-improvement.

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Title: Web Designer

Location: Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 15102