Posting Summary: The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, seeks an Assistant Director of Web Design & Development who is responsible for Batten-branded websites serving the external and internal needs of the School. This role will enhance the reputation of the Batten School, promote its brand, and develop creative content across multiple platforms.
The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Information Technology and play a critical role as technical developer & design lead with the Director of Communication and entire communications team. The incumbent will work with Batten School leadership, marketers, analysts, admins, writers, video producers, and photographers to create a dynamic rich experience for visitors of our websites. This role is responsible for innovative and strategic use of web platforms to showcase rich media and creative content of the Batten School. The incumbent partners with stakeholders throughout the School to identify goals, set measurable objectives, gather requirements and implement the vision into digital reality. The Assistant Director plays a role in leveraging the School's holistic digital footprint within the context of Batten's overall marketing and communications positioning strategy, including paid digital advertising, social media and email communications.
Applicants with previous professional work experience in a creative or digital agency setting with working knowledge of templating for email marketing platforms (e.g. MyEmma or Salesforce marketing cloud), email design and best practices are highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with Headless or Decoupled architecture or willingness to utilize this architecture. A strong understanding of global perspectives and a willingness to learn new skills and adapt is highly desired.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search Posting Number #0624285, complete the application, attach a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for 3 references. This position is open until filled. This is a restricted position
For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: 5 years of website management including hands on development 2 years of managing a CMS-based architecture built using WordPress or Drupal including templating and custom modifications
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to facilitate the entire web development process end-to-�end, including design, development and deployment of visual enhancements, features and functionality.
Demonstrated project management skills, and the ability to oversee multiple, high�level projects simultaneously
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to be a collaborative team player and contribute creative ideas in a team setting.
Knowledge of brand stewardship in the context of both visual style guidelines and a content strategy
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong understanding of global perspectives and a willingness to learn new skills and adapt.
Required Computer Applications: Strong understanding of UX/UI principles as well as responsive and adaptive design.
Knowledge of analyzing user experience and site performance data to inform content and design Ability to produce wire�frames, and the ability to establish guiding website architecture/navigation, labels, and nomenclatures.
Adobe Creative Suite Graphic & web graphic design
Nginx or Apache, MariaDB (MySQL)
Thorough knowledge of CMS use and structure such as Drupal or WordPress
Preferred Computer Applications: Experience with Headless or Decoupled CMS implementations
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.