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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03960PWorking TitleWEB DEVELOPER SPECDepartmentStudent Aff Dean of StudentsAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday thru Friday 8 am-5 pm

Advertised Salary$34,000.00-$45,000.00Posting Date09/12/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleIT (Information Technology) ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyITFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

•Five years of applicable experience in web design and development.
•Proficiency in front-end development programming including HTML, CSS/SCSS, JavaScript (ES6) and JavaScript libraries.
•Experience with server-side scripting with PHP.
•Experience with asynchronous JavaScript network application technologies like Node.js.
•Experience with asynchronous UI JavaScript libraries and frameworks like React and Angular.
•Experience with API middleware like Express and fetching and parsing API data in JSON or XML format using REST based APIs.
•Knowledge of application security issues and defense against the OWASP top 10 application vulnerabilities like XSS and injection attacks.
•Experience with data manipulation in relational databases like mySQL, and PostgreSQL and/or non-relational database technologies like MongoDB.
•Experience with version control using technologies like Git. And cloud-based repositories like GitHub and BitBucket.
•Experience with code linting and debugging technologies like ESLint or others.
•Knowledge of Section 508 Accessibility standards (WCAG 2.x ADA compliance) and best practices for digital media.
•Strong understanding of industry best practices and content management systems, particularly Wordpress and Expression Engine. Experience with multiple website platforms preferred.
•Experience in marketing automation (e.g., MailChimp, Wufoo), Google analytics, social media and online marketing.
•Familiarity with optimizing video, photography, and other media for digital consumption.
•Experience in project management tools and creative media tools.

Position Summary

The Web Developer Specialist’s role is to manage the evolving digital presence of the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) and the five departments that report to the dean: Disability Resource Center, Student Care and Outreach, Student Veterans Resource Center, Tate Student Center, and University Testing Services. Reporting to and working directly with the assistant to the dean of students for marketing and communications, the Web Developer Specialist helps to coordinate and participates in the implementation of digital promotional ideas and marketing activities for the ODOS and its departments; works closely with colleagues to develop and manage online media content as well as digital business models and registration mechanisms; and co-manages multiple social media platforms. The successful candidate will have extensive experience building content management platforms and training multiple content managers.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

•Excellent writing and communications skills
•Strong organizational, problem-solving, project, and content management skills
•Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
•Ability to work effectively with varying personalities and with people from diverse backgrounds
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and multiple content management systems
•Basic knowledge of photography and videography for creation of web content
•Adept at managing multiple deadlines and priorities
•Outstanding attention to detail

Physical Demands

Working in a standard office environment, with potential for sitting or standing at a computer desk for long periods of time.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



1. Task: Design and maintain web sites and web applications for the Office of the Dean of Students and its five administrative departments: the Disability Resource Center, Student Care and Outreach, the Student Veterans Resource Center, the Tate Student Center and University Testing Services.

Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities


2. Task: Create and distribute digital newsletters, invitations, and other online promotional materials, and maintain mailing lists associated with these documents.

Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities


3. Task: Coordinate creation of online registration mechanisms and work with staff to help manage and analyze collected data.

Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities


4. Task: With the assistant to the dean for marketing and communications, maximize content for the ODOS web presence, including video, photography, and social media postings.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 9/24/2019
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