Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of the procedures and techniques of organizing, designing and maintaining websites. Extensive knowledge of principal computer hardware and web-authoring software programs used to create and maintain Winthrop's website. Strong ability to communicate effectively with groups, individuals and in training situations. Ability to work in a team environment. Understanding of public relations procedures and institutional sensitivities characteristic of a higher education environment. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills. Effective interpersonal skills.
Reporting to the Director of Web Development, the Web Developer is responsible for creating, maintaining and enhancing the Winthrop website, including managing editorial and graphic content, refining navigation and presentation of information, ensuring accessibility, and training web authors. Supports enhancements of other electronic information-delivery systems as needed. Offers technical assistance to individuals and departments on using the content management system (CMS), managing web content, and incorporating features. Provides one-to-one and group training for campus authors on the CMS. Discusses all projects and assignments with supervisor, gathers specifications from on-campus customers, and ensures information flow and timely progress to completion. Ensures website compatibility across browsers, platforms and devices. Troubleshoots web pages, verifies and corrects links, and performs periodic code audits. Stays current on Internet trends and news and researches emerging technologies. Assists with search engine optimization, tracking and analytics, accessibility compliance, and code documentation. Locates photos needed for website creation using Mac-based digital archives. Creates mock-ups of website graphic elements using PC-based software.
Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that enrich their lives and prepare them for all the future holds.
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