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Director of Web Design, Development & Services

Bradley University

Bradley University

Design
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Director of Web Services

The Director of Web Services develops, coordinates, and performs maintenance, enhancement, design and content of the Bradley University website. In addition, the individual in this position will provide consultation on future concepts, development, and direction of web-based services as part of the university’s marketing and communication office and related services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans, organizes, designs, and implements strategies to provide web services for both instructional and administrative functions.
  • Coordinates with college departments and faculty to assess requirements, identify appropriate internet technologies to meet objectives, and assist in implementation of web services.
  • Creates and maintains the framework for web page development, i.e. databases, content, organization, and navigational structure.
  • Assists in development of policies and procedures relative to information and internet services.
  • Develops procedures to continuously review and maintain the currency, accuracy, appropriateness, and accessibility of Bradley’s website.
  • Coordinates the overall production and creation of content for the college’s websites.
  • Designs and/or maintains the college’s web pages, and assists in the design and maintenance of web pages for individual departments and units, adhering to design standards and brand identity.
  • Ensures regular testing of function and links, and updating of time-specific content.
  • Tests website usability with end users.
  • Responds in a timely manner to questions and requests for assistance; provides professional advice and assistance to faculty and staff regarding the creation or revision of website pages and information.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves website problems.
  • Functions as the advocate for web-based communications within the college community; maintains state of the art knowledge in internet-based technologies, and provides insight, advice, and recommendations on future concepts, development, and direction of college web services. Provides implementation team leadership for major web service projects/initiatives.
  • Participates in ongoing research and keeps abreast of constantly changing web design, development, and programming standards.
  • Integrates site analytics into design workflow and monitors and evaluates web traffic.
  • Reports monthly website analytics.
  • Optimizes college website for search engines.
  • Ensures that all college websites are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative, and all website content, including web applications, web pages and all attached files, is equally accessible to people with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in website design and development, computer science, graphic design, or a related field.
  • Three to five years experience in the design, creation, and implementation of professional websites, or combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the requirements of the position.
  • Expert knowledge of website development process – from idea concept through implementation.
  • Experience testing and analyzing the user experience.
  • Demonstrated collaboration, communication and project management skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge and demonstrated experience in the following. technologies: HTML, Transitional XHTML, DHTML, XML, CSS, dotCMS, WordPress, Javascript, Expression Web, Dreamweaver or other web site design tool, ASP, SQL, or MySQL, Flash, and Microsoft Back Office products (ASP, SQL, Windows Server).
  • Strong graphic creation/editing skills using Adobe Photoshop and related software tools.
  • Full understanding of and demonstrated implementation of W3C web design specifications for optimized semantic markup.
  • Strong knowledge of cross-browser and cross-platform issues and design constraints of the Web.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience with web services and database tools.
  • Ability to work effectively with adults in an educational setting.

This person will report directly to the Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references with telephone numbers. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Our comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Bradley University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, HSA, and retirement plan options. Bradley also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees and dependents through the Tuition Remission program.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.