Web Designer/Developer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 09, 2021
Aug 05, 2022
Full Time
Web Designer / Developer George Mason University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) seeks a full-time Web Designer / Developer. The ideal candidate will be passionate about reaching web site visitors with designs that are attractive, intuitive, responsive, and accessible. They will have opinions about fonts, frameworks, standards, and style, and they will enjoy working with a small and motivated team. 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. Responsibilities: CHSS is one of the largest academic units at George Mason University, with more than 700 faculty and staff, and an expansive range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs. Its 20 departments and programs offer a great diversity of academic disciplines, and all benefit from a web presence driven by the college's content management system. The Web Designer / Developer is responsible for all aspects of design and user interface for both the public-facing and the administrative sides of the college's web applications, including this content management system, which runs over 70 sites representing the college's departments, programs, and centers. The designer works with a team of programmers but is also hands-on with the places where design touches coding. This person leads the full design process, from discovery through development and integration with the code, and assures that the code meets current standards for best practices and accessibility. The designer provides support to all applications maintained by the CHSS IT team, including the CHSS wCMS, EnrollChat, and others. In collaboration with the CHSS IT team, the Web Designer will maintain, enhance, support, and document the design and accessibility of applications developed by the team. The designer works collaboratively within the team to plan and prioritize development and shape the technical direction of projects. The designer interacts directly with university clients to determine requirements, diagnose problems, train users, provide support, and ensure the successful ongoing delivery of well-designed, usable services. Position responsibilities will also include project management. This person will stay up to date on industry trends to provide technical leadership for incorporating the latest tools, technologies, and approaches to the team's practices. Required Qualifications:Web design portfolio;Fluency in and strong opinions about CSS frameworks;An agile, pragmatic approach to design;Comfort working directly with clients on support, training, and needs analysis; andDemonstrable experience designing modern, responsive, accessible websites.Preferred Qualifications:Experience developing with Ruby and Rails;Experience working with PHP;Experience conducting user training classes; andProject management experience.

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. Design samples should be provided as a URL link included in either the cover letter or the resume, or uploaded as additional documentation. Design samples are required to receive full consideration.

"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."

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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