Junior Front-end Web Developer #002861

Job description

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting NumberEHRA310PQuick Link for Internal Postingshttp://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/10744Classification TitleIT Web Designer/Developer IWorking TitleJunior Front-end Web Developer #002861DepartmentMarketingAnticipated Hiring RangePosition Summary

This is a front-end web developer to complete our current web team. The current team of three handles CMS management, web content, and digital design/development, and we are seeking to expand the team by adding additional front-end skills. As part of University Marketing, our web team brings the skills of an IT team to a creative and innovative department of designers and marketers. We manage the primary wcu.edu website and other associated digital spaces.

This position will be collaborating with the team to build and maintain the university website by developing and integrating new functional elements of the CMS, troubleshooting layout problems, implementing code for unique page needs, and supporting the integration of social media APIs and external tools into the website. You would work with the team to build and style unique one-off websites (sometimes static HTML sites) and affiliate sites (often in WordPress) to support marketing, advancement, and university goals. Duties will also include collaborating with partners in Social Media, Digital Content, and Design to create solutions for business needs.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with 1 to 3 years’ experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

•Knowledge of modern coding standards and best practices
•Experience or demonstrated training in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
•Ability to build responsive websites and mobile-first structure
•Familiarity with basic design principles
•Experience with at least two website content management systems
•Experience or demonstrated training in ensuring cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device compatibility, as well as methods for degrading for older browsers and displays
•Understanding of file compression techniques for improving performance
•Knowledge of strategies for ongoing improvement and optimization of website load speed and site performance
•Experience with version control, testing, and debugging
•Ability to work independently and on a team
•Ability to manage project load with minimal to moderate supervision
•Ability to independently build or modify sites to match provided designs
•Ability to understand critique and feedback on designs/builds and make subsequent adjustments

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience with large enterprise wide websites over 5000 pages
•Preference given to candidate with experience in OmniUpdate Campus
•Familiarity with the implementation of web accessibility standards
•Familiarity with WordPress
•Experience with frameworks and preprocessors
•Experience working with a web designer on all stages of a web project
•Can design basic website structures and modify designs from feedback
•Experience working with XSL
•Strong customer service and communication skills
•Familiarity with file structures optimal to HTTP 2.0
•Experience working with image management software or platforms

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week40Number of Months Per Year12 Posting Text

Open Date05/16/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a resume, cover letter, portfolio of work, and a list of professional references with complete contact information to complete the application process.
For more information please contact Haley Hopper at 828-227-2079 or email to [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of references
  4. Portfolio
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • HigherEdJobs.com
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
      • Website - Jobs.wcu.edu
      • Indeed.com
      • Personal Referral
      • Agency Referral
      • Other




    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 6/22/2019
    Application Due: 7/24/2019
    Work Type: