University of Denver | Part-time Web Designer/Developer


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May 31, 2023


About the University of Denver 

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations. 

 About DU Advancement 

In preparation for the most ambitious philanthropic campaign in the University’s history, the University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision and prepare for a fundraising campaign with a bold and courageous goal. 

The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession. 

Position Summary

The part-time Web Designer/Developer works collaboratively to plan, develop, and maintain content for digital sites associated with DU Advancement that inspire support and contribute to fundraising, engagement and stewardship strategies and their implementation.  

This position is a collaborative team player with experience structuring and building content for the web. Reporting to the Associate Director, Advancement Marketing and Communications, the part-time Web Designer/Developer will support updates and revisions to the DU Advancement digital sites with a focus on end-user experience and moving audiences to action through well-conceived and thoughtfully executed digital content and strategies. The person in this role will also be a leader in the development of any future campaign sites run by DU Advancement.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible for hybrid work with the potential for fully remote with supervisory approval.

Essential Functions

Identify and complete improvements and updates as needed on all University Advancement sites.
Wireframe building for all new web projects or overhauls to existing sites
Advise on appropriate website structure, content, navigation, and usability
Complete builds utilizing the university CMS (Drupal), Wordpress and other tools specific to Advancement functions
Support quality assurance, by conducting content audits to eliminate redundant, duplicate or out-of-date information and broken links
Maintain website accessibility standards
Implement SEO strategies and best practices to enhance search rankings
Work with various partners to ensure that web content is accurate, updated regularly and is reflective of the university’s marketing and branding standards
Provide ongoing navigational improvements, usability testing and analysis of user analytics
Coordinate scheduling and review processes for new and existing sites
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects at a time
Experience managing all stages of a web development project: discovery, structure, design, build, testing and launch.
Ability to work directly with partners throughout all stages of a web project to ensure all necessary stakeholders are informed and are able to provide feedback before launch.
Hands-on experience with network diagnostics and creative problem-solving skills to address problems or bugs
Basic programming skills and ability to build with HTML/CSS
Understands UI, cross-browser compatibility and general web functions and standards
A strong track record of planning and managing complex marketing/communications web projects, coordinating the roles of multiple project contributors, setting priorities and schedules and meeting deadlines with minimum supervision
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to create website layouts and user interfaces with HTML and/or CSS
Strong organizational skills in order to manage multiple tasks and projects
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
3 years of experience in website management including 3 years of:
Experience working with WordPress, Drupal or similar content management systems
Experience with UI/UX design
Experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools, analytics and reporting
Preferred Qualifications 
Experience managing google analytics to develop web usage reports on a regular basis and providing recommendations for current or future projects based on this data
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite
High level programming skills and an in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS
Experience with advancement communications in a nonprofit environment is strongly preferred
Work Schedule 
Schedule to be determined during DU's normal business hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends as required.
This position is eligible for a remote/hybrid work schedule with supervisory approval. 
Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 16, 2023.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $33.20-$38.31.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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