The University of Pittsburgh seeks to add a skilled and experienced information architect to its institutional Web communications team. The Web Information Architect will determine strategies, design user interactions, organize information, and measure success through analytics.
He or she will also play a key role in developing initiatives to recruit students; enhance experiences for current students, faculty, and staff; and connect with alumni. Projects range from small departmental sites to large university-wide campaigns involving a high traffic volume and global reach.
As part of the University's communications and marketing team, the Web architect will:
lead brainstorming sessions
evaluate technologies and approaches
present plans to faculty and administrators
Working closely with designers, developers, and content producers, the Web architect will:
create sitemaps and wireframes for mobile and desktop
create content plans
conduct user-testing and analysis of Web traffic
collaborate with faculty and staff to develop strategies and solve problems
The Information Architect is responsible for developing methods of organizing and labeling Web sites, e-newsletters, discussion forums, and other digital/online formats. As a member of the University's interactive communication team, the Web architect will determine ways to bring principles of information architecture to enhance user experience and support the usability and accessibility of University interactive communications.
Working in collaboration with Web producers, developers, and designers, the Web Architect studies the site concept, strategy, and target audience. The architect produces workflow diagrams, user scenarios and wireframes.
Internal Number: 172413
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.