Web Designer

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Ref
STF10556
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Web Designer

George Mason University's, University Life (UL) is hiring a talented Web Designer to work with the Communications and Marketing team on a variety of collaborative divisional and unit specific web projects. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About University Life:

The Mission of University Life is to engage students in educationally purposeful experiences resulting in student learning and development, academic success, and degree completion. It does so by:

  • Fostering self-discovery and teaching students to successfully navigate transitions throughout their Mason experience;
  • Engaging our diverse, global and multicultural community to enrich the educational environment, promote mutual respect and civility, and develop global citizens;
  • Empowering students to be socially conscious leaders and promoting democratic and civic engagement;
  • Educating students about individual and community responsibility and holding them accountable for ethical practices, academic integrity and high standards of personal conduct;
  • Promoting wellness, healthy lifestyle choices, and a culture of safety;
  • Creating opportunities and communities for student involvement and engagement with peers, faculty, staff and administrators;
  • Embodying lifelong learning.


Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Applications and Communications Analyst on the Marketing and Communications team in University Life, this role will support and assist with implementation of the graphic and user interface design of the University Life web presence (almost 60 sites).

  • Execution of web visual design elements;
  • Conceptualization of original website design ideas that bring simplicity to the user experience;
  • Creation of wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas with division stakeholders;
  • Design, develop, test and deploy web sites using current and relevant web technologies with design strategies that support ease of maintenance;
  • Work with Marketing and Communications team to develop design guidelines and for division and unit web sites.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years' professional (paid) web design experience;
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Graphic Design or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Proficiency with CSS and related design tools;
  • Proven graphic design experience including proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite;
  • Multimedia design experience, including animation and editing for video and audio;
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Drupal standards and functionality;
  • Current with the latest in web design and development trends;
  • Extensive experience with the principles and practices of marketing and communication including graphic design expertise;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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