Web Specialist
November 20, 2014 11:59 AM

The University of Washington Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Web Computing Specialist. The Web Computing Specialist is the principal technical administrator of the main Department website (http://globalhealth.washington.edu) and collaborates with staff in the Department’s communications team and staff on web sites for a variety of grant funded projects.

The is an excellent opportunity for an early to mid-career developer who is looking for experience working with a mix of web projects to meet the varied needs the department’s many programs, centers, and groups. The responsibilities are a mix of developing new sites, updating and maintaining existing ones, and helping faculty and staff identify and solve other issues using web technologies. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of technical skills, a demonstrated capacity in managing multiple projects, a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment, and a connection to the Department’s mission.

  • Develop, maintain, and improve departmental and program websites.
  • Serve as primary administrator for all department and center sites that do not have dedicated technical staff.
  • Contribute to development of best practices and documentation for faculty, staff, and centers in maintaining websites.
  • Ensure that supported websites are secure and well-functioning.
  • Monitor and improve how departmental information is presented on sites outside the department and on the larger web and in search engines.
  • Contribute to the planning, development, and administration of departmental databases.
  • Provide assistance and consultation to faculty and staff about websites and technology.
  • Train staff and faculty to manage their own information on the web.
  • Assist in converting course materials from traditional formats to online formats.
  • Participate in departmental, school and university-level technology groups and meetings
  • Provide support and training for faculty and staff using educational technology.
  • Support web conferences and videoconferences using multiple technologies under guidance of a technology lead.
  • Set up web and videoconferencing equipment and support conferences at a variety of locations.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. This PDF contains detailed information on Benefits for this position: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/ben-summaries/prostaff.pdf.

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or related degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, plus two to three years of experience developing websites and databases.

    Additional Requirements
  • Experience with modern web development in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Experience building and supporting Drupal and Wordpress websites.
  • Knowledge of issues related to section 503 compliance for web accessibility.
  • Ability to train non-technical people in content management.

  • Experience with responsive design frameworks and tools.
  • Knowledge of best practices in security for Drupal and WordPress websites.
  • Experience with Git or other code management software.
  • Experience administering Unix-based systems and web server software.
  • Experience with command-line tools for managing websites such as Drush and WP-CLI.
  • Experience with University of Washington computing environment.
  • Experience working in NGO or non-profit environments, particularly in global health.
  • Experience with audio and video formats for the web.
  • Experience with learning management systems, particularly Instructure Canvas.
  • Experience using software or hardware-based video and audio conferencing systems.

  • payscale: $55-65K
    job type: full-time
    posted by camcgee to Web/HTML/Info Design

    This job has been filled.

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