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User Experience Designer

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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User Experience Designer

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Library, Digital Library Technologies Group

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Not an SEIU Position

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Regular Full Time

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Remote/Hybrid working options available

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Baker Berry Library
Suite 219

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Position Purpose:

The User Experience Designer establishes user experience design principles and contributes to a collaborative, dynamic team focused on continuously innovating and designing compelling, inclusive and accessible content on the Library’s web interfaces. Reporting to the Manager of Digital Scholarly Software and Systems and working alongside software developers focused on web and digital scholarly software systems, the User Experience Designer provides guidance in designing, evaluating, developing, and implementing the Library’s website, custom web applications, and user interfaces in support of the Library’s strategic objectives and priorities.

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp:

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

● At least 3-5 years of experience with web technologies, digital publishing systems, and content management systems● Awareness of and experience implementing web-accessibility standards and practices● Demonstrated ability to guide complex, dynamic web projects from design through implementation.● Awareness of and/or experience with user experience/user interface design, participatory design, and inclusive, community-oriented software development processes● Excellent communication skills and the ability to facilitate group decision making● Experience developing documentation and conducting training on web content management

Preferred Qualifications:

● Graduate degree and/or post-Baccalaureate field-related certifications● Demonstrated commitment to web design practices that foster belonging and inclusion● Knowledge of digital graphic design and/or visual design principles, and how they relate to web-based content● Information architecture skills, particularly with planning and wireframing projects● Expertise in one or more programming languages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, PHP, Ruby, and MySQL, and familiarity with RESTful APIs and their export formats (JSON, XML etc.)● Experience with content management systems and digital scholarship tools such as Drupal, Omeka, WordPress, Scalar, including customization/development of add-ons● Experience in open-source development practices and workflows, preferably within an academic library or non-profit environment

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title:

Este Pope, Manager of Digital Scholarly Software and Systems

Talent Acquisition Consultant:

Rabia Gandhi

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check:

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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Develops, implements, and assesses user experience and user interface design strategies with attention to centering inclusion and accessibility.

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Conducts and collaborates in the design, development, and maintenance of library websites, working with other developers and technologists in the library.

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Supports web content creation across the Library by providing documentation, training, and consultation to Library staff. Generates content as appropriate.

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Collaboratively supports digital projects and initiatives within the library and with campus partners.

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Participates in professional and community development activities, which may include committee service at the library, campus, state or national levels; publication; and professional association activities.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.

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