Front-End Web Developer

Job Details

Posting Number:

20230004NE

Job Title:

Front-End Web Developer

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Department:

Web Management

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by August 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Provides assistance to the Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing in developing the Murray State website, digital marketing initiatives, and administration of the content management system.

  • Assists in providing digital content that communicates with prospective students and clients.
  • Designs and creates content for web according to requirements provided by various stakeholders within the University.
  • Develops and implements components to support Murray State templates.
  • Serves as backup for Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing as needed.
  • Assists the Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing to ensure all website information is compliant with WCAG, accurate and up to date, all links are valid, and all pages reflect branding and content guidelines established by Murray State University.
  • Assists the branding, marketing and communication team on major marketing and promotional campaigns as needed.
  • Provides graphic design assistance and develops page designs to support campaigns.
  • Assists in the implementation of tools to provide tracking and accountability for marketing efforts.
  • Provides technical support to CMS users.
  • Assists with Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics set up and monitoring.
  • Routinely performs quality assurance testing and corrects issues.
  • Works with Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing to develop new features and page templates in CMS, using XML and XSLT.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital media design, digital marketing, Information Systems communication, graphic design or a related field.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • At least one year of web design or front-end development experience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Experience designing for compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Ability to identify and correct issues with cross-browser compatibility.
  • Excellent visual design and layout skills.
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Illustrator and designing graphics for web.
  • Highly motivated/self-starter with a sense of ownership, strong collaboration, and desire to succeed.
  • Willing to seek out and learn how to implement new technologies and best practices.
  • Must perform well in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities and demonstrate the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to create and maintain professional working relationships with others.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Experience in web design/front-end development for Higher Education is preferred.
  • Proficiency in XML, XSLT development
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • Experience with mobile optimization
  • Experience with SEO
  • Understanding of user experience
  • Experience with website personalization.

Posting Date:

07/21/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The work location for this position may include on-site, partially remote, or remote

Hourly Rate:

$20.43

Work Hours:

  • Available to work after normal hours and on weekends as needed when serving as backup for Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Find Us
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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