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Posted Job Title
Senior Web Designer, Undergraduate Admissions
Job Profile Title
Web Designer Senior
Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Communications in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Sr. Web Designer will be the lead in-house coder and developer for the Admissions website (Drupal and WordPress), including security and workflow, accessibility and solutions that improve usability. The Sr. Web Designer will be the lead project manager for all web-based projects that require an understanding of best practices of web development and design. They will lead the continued optimization of relevant features within Drupal 8, the expansion of our efforts with SLATEâ™s PING (an analytics service that records user-specific web traffic), as well as the expansion of our lead-generation landing pages. They will develop significant aspects of the websiteâ™s responsive design. As a key member of the Marketing and Communications team, lead the integration of all digital channels into the new website, implement an SEO strategy, improve user experience, and user interface design, utilize Google Analytics and produce standardized reports, implement front-end development work by designing and coding themes and plugins, and managing content. The Sr Web Designer will project manage multi-year initiatives across work teams relating to web development, content strategy, marketing analytics, and web-based applications. In this capacity they will have significant input regarding the generation of a multi-year budget. They will maintain websites and ensure the reliable operation with prompt reaction and resolution to production problems. This position will create innovative approaches to improving the end-user experience by working to improve the usability, usefulness, and aesthetics of the web.
Lead coder and developer of the website (Drupal and WordPress), including security, accessibility, workflow, and solutions to improve usability.Â
Implement best practices of web development and design, leading the migration to an open source platform
Lead project manager for multi-year, web-based projects, including developing lead-generation landing pages, continued optimization of relevant features within Drupal 8, and the continued expansion of our use of SLATEâ™s analytics service to record and analyize user-specific web traffic.Â This role includes significant input regarding the generation of a multi-year budget.
Improve UX and UI by developing innovative design solutions, including assuring web and video accessibility for people with disabilities.
Lead the integration of all digital channels into the new website, implement an SEO strategy, advise on user experience, and user interface design, utilize Google Analytics and produce standardized reports, implement front end development work by designing and coding themes and plugins, and managing content.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$50,684.00 - $138,391.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00006616
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.