FRONT END DEVELOPER, School of Public Health, Public Health Practice

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FRONT END DEVELOPER, School of Public Health, Public Health Practice

Introduction to Public Health:

Our task, as public health professionals, is to use our knowledge, skills, and passion to ensure that conditions exist so that all people have the potential to live healthy and productive lives. This requires understanding the causes of health disparities and effective interventions to promote health. But, it requires that we go further than that. We must engage in activities that advocate on behalf of the underserved and the disadvantaged to assure that they have an equal opportunity to experience conditions to optimize their health. Our activities may be related to health education, working with community coalitions, developing policies, or working with legislators to effect meaningful and lasting solutions. We must work vigorously to assure real improvement. We must exhibit a strong commitment to change, and an understanding of the actions and strategies needed to achieve that change.

Introduction to BU School of Public Health:

As a school of public health, our obligation is to understand critical issues, actively participate in our community, and inspire and teach current and future leaders to address pressing health issues. These leaders need skills to work collaboratively with affected communities and policy makers, and with each other, to create real, lasting change.

Through research, education, and service, BUSPH is able to understand and address public health concerns locally, nationally, and internationally. The School’s activist approach will allow us to push our academic efforts even further and create change that will help to achieve improved health and better lives for all.

Introduction to the Activitst Lab

The Activist Lab fuels real world activism that drives lasting improvements in the health of our local, regional, and global communities. We strive to Educate, Innovate and Advocate. We educate through teaching at BUSPH and creating workforce training programs, innovate through engaging local partners to find effective solutions to challenging urban public health issues and advocate through championing smart, enduring policies that improve public health. At BU we are a resource for students and faculty working to build public health competency, and understanding of the roles they can play in improving public health now and in the future.

The Front End Developer will be a part of the Activist Lab Education Team, a collaborative working group serving several workforce development/training grants and initiatives at BUSPH. As a part of the Ed Team, this position will support the production of a variety of trainings for the public health workforce presented in various online formats. This position will also be responsible for the management and maintenance of learning management systems, primarily Moodle based.

Essential Job Functions:

Learning Management System Management

Act as site administrator for several online training centers

  • Responsible for day to day maintaince
  • Make system improvements in appearnace and function and as applications roll-out updates
  • Adapt sites on an ongoing basis to changing needs of training centers and their clients

Online Training Production

  • Adapt well developed content to online formats using software such as Softchalk or Wordpress
  • Edit CSS, HTML and Javascript to a improve look and function of trainings, webbased applications and web pages

Trainng Publication Process

  • Provide support in the modules’ “going live” process by integrating each training module with LMS
    • This is a multi-step process including updating Learning Management Systems, integrating evaluation data collection, landing page creation, embedding of google analytics, troubleshooting
  • Implementing improvements to “going live” process at every opportunity based on Training manager’s professional experience and knowledge of best practices

Technical Consulting and troubleshooting

  • Communicate with Univeristy IT groups on behalf of the training centers
  • Explain technical situations and constraints to non-technical team members and clients

Participate in Project management and Cross Program support

  • Provide Cross Project collaboration & support
  • Become familiar with all aspect of the work of the office
  • Other Activities as assigned

Successful Candidates:

  • Good interpersonal skills working with multiple collaborative groups with competing priorities
  • Must know HTML, CSS, Javascript,
  • Exposure to PHP & MySQL and willingness to learn languages
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Experienced users of MS Office Suite
  • Familiar with Responsive Design
  • Preference for demonstrated knowledge of computer equipment
  • Solutions oriented personality
  • Ability to pivot between tasks and projects
  • Willing to bring questions and concerns to supervisors
  • Willing to research and propose solutions

To apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter. Interviewed applicants will be asked to provide works samples such as Git Hub links.

Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years' experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States






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Job No:
Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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