This is a front-end web developer to complete our current web team. The current team of three handles CMS management, web content, and digital design/development, and we are seeking to expand the team by adding additional front-end skills. As part of University Marketing, our web team brings the skills of an IT team to a creative and innovative department of designers and marketers. We manage the primary wcu.edu website and other associated digital spaces.
This position will be collaborating with the team to build and maintain the university website by developing and integrating new functional elements of the CMS, troubleshooting layout problems, implementing code for unique page needs, and supporting the integration of social media APIs and external tools into the website. You would work with the team to build and style unique one-off websites (sometimes static HTML sites) and affiliate sites (often in WordPress) to support marketing, advancement, and university goals. Duties will also include collaborating with partners in Social Media, Digital Content, and Design to create solutions for business needs.
A bachelor's degree with 1 to 3 years' experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Knowledge of modern coding standards and best practices
Ability to build responsive websites and mobile-first structure
Familiarity with basic design principles
Experience with at least two website content management systems
Experience or demonstrated training in ensuring cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device compatibility, as well as methods for degrading for older browsers and displays
Understanding of file compression techniques for improving performance
Knowledge of strategies for ongoing improvement and optimization of website load speed and site performance
Experience with version control, testing, and debugging
Ability to work independently and on a team
Ability to manage project load with minimal to moderate supervision
Ability to independently build or modify sites to match provided designs
Ability to understand critique and feedback on designs/builds and make subsequent adjustments
Experience with large enterprise wide websites over 5000 pages
Preference given to candidate with experience in OmniUpdate Campus
Familiarity with the implementation of web accessibility standards
Familiarity with WordPress
Experience with frameworks and preprocessors
Experience working with a web designer on all stages of a web project
Can design basic website structures and modify designs from feedback
Experience working with XSL
Strong customer service and communication skills
Familiarity with file structures optimal to HTTP 2.0
Experience working with image management software or platforms
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a resume, cover letter, portfolio of work, and a list of professional references with complete contact information to complete the application process. For more information please contact Haley Hopper at 828-227-2079 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.