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University Web Development Specialist

Apply now Job no: 497147
Department: University Communications and Marketing
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

The Web Development Specialist participates in the production of Web and online projects, with main responsibilities involving development, maintenance, and troubleshooting the functionality and templates of web pages for constituents across campuses while adhering to standards and promoting institutional brand. In addition to a strong attention to detail, the candidate must be adept at juggling multiple assignments and producing quality work under tight deadlines.

Essential Duties

The primary responsibility is to build and maintain branded templates, functionality, and pages within Miami's web presence. Additional duties include: ensuring templates and functionality meet minimum accessibility guidelines; testing and ensuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality; collaborating with colleagues to contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment; researching and testing new software or tools that will improve the experience of Miami's site visitors; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, interactive media, or related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 1 year; OR
- Associate's degree in computer science, interactive media, or related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 3 years; OR
- Previous internship or professional experience of at least 5 years
- Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with a broad range of campus constituencies
- Ability to work independently and take initiative in researching and creating new functionality, while also maintaining a collaborative relationship with University Communications and Marketing staff

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming practices (e.g. Java, Velocity, or related languages)
  • Working knowledge of HTML 5, SCSS, and related basic web technologies
  • Working knowledge of development languages (particularly JavaScript, PHP, and SQL)
  • Experience using JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as jQuery, Vue, and Bootstrap

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Organization skills that include strong attention to detail
  • Experience using version control tools and best practices and package management (e.g. GitHub/GitLab, SourceTree, Yarn, Homebrew)
  • Knowledge of PHP template engines such as Twig
  • Knowledge of 508 Accessibility Standards and practical compliance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines and WAI-ARIA authoring
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality web sites that communicate to key audiences/constituents
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience creating templates for content management systems (preferably Cascade Server, WordPress)
  • Experience with large scale website redesign
  • Knowledge of both Windows and Macintosh environments
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and/or other data analysis tools

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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