Front-End Web Developer

Job Details

Posting Number:


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)


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:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Hourly Rate:


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.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 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 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

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. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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