Job no: 497325
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Communications / PR / Marketing
The Web Developer primary responsibilities revolve around supporting, front and back-end development while enhancing Bucknell's digital presence (public website, intranet, blogs, mobile applications, third-party software), with a particular emphasis on prospective student and alumni engagement. This position reports to the Associate Director of Web & Digital Communications and is part of the Division of Communications. The Web Developer works with the latest web technologies and software development processes to meet the growing complex information needs of the University. This hands-on position works collaboratively with colleagues in the Division of Communications team and the broader campus community, as well as independently, and serves as a web developer with the Digital Communications team in areas of analysis, design, modification and maintenance of web applications and integrated systems.
● Serve as a project manager and liaison with campus partners who have responsibility for providing or creating content for departmental web pages.
● Provide web content management guidance, training and expertise.
● Ensure that University visual identity design and branding standards are upheld.
● Participate in decisions concerning the design and architecture of Bucknell's websites.
● Create design documents, mock-ups and proof of concept systems for new web features.
● Establish and manage multiple projects simultaneously using a project management system. Create project schedules and ensure that milestones and deadlines are consistently achieved.
Email & Communication
● Coordinate, test and produce targeted email campaigns for constituencies across the University, incorporating industry-related best practices to create messages that display well and are responsive across all common email clients.
● Develop and maintain web services and APIs for data connectivity between multiple sources.
● Create, and maintain design templates.
Browser & Compatibility
● Resolve browser compatibility issues and program bugs, and design responsive and mobile-friendly user interface.
● Ensure cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility, as well as methods for degrading for older browsers and displays.
Content Management Systems
● Create, edit and enhance web content using a Content Management System (CMS).
● Manage front- and back-end development and maintenance of Bucknell's content management systems. This includes, but not limited to, system design, user experience and accessibility.
Coding & Development
● A strong work ethic and passion for backend development
●Build and maintain responsive websites and mobile-first structure.
●Local environment setup of the Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL.
●Expertise in using Git, CI tools and Containerized environments
●Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, and perform regular upgrades or enhancements to improve efficiency and performance.
●Participate in all phases of the software development life cycle.
●Participate in assigned projects to include, but not limited to, the migration of departmental sites and application systems.
●Perform quality assurance testing and debugging.
●Uphold University styles and best practices when creating content, writing for the web, and when using grammar, spelling, links, images and design
Security & Performance
● Develop strategies for ongoing improvement and optimization of website load speed and site performance.
● Uphold file compression techniques for improving website performance and user experience.
● Manage and maintain high-quality, secure, standards-compliant websites and digital experiences.
● Support high-level University goals and initiatives related, but not limited, to Bucknell's communications and marketing strategy and admissions, alumni relations and fundraising goals.
● Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with other members of the Digital Communications team, the Division of Communications and essential Library & Information Technology (L&IT) staff.
● Contribute to a work environment that encourages understanding of, respect for and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
● Maintain, respect and protect the confidentiality of information held within, or transferred across, the University's computer and communication resources in any format.
● Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
● Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related experience or, in lieu of education, six years of directly related work experience.
● Strong attention to detail; and demonstrated organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
● Expert knowledge in browser compatibilities issues; responsive and mobile-first design concept; and best practices in front-end design and implementation.
● Local development experience using LAMP, MAMP or WAMP.
● Skill in creating, normalizing and securing databases using various database offerings. (MySQL, SQL, Oracle).
● Familiarity with Drupal 8 themes using Twig and custom module development.
● Knowledge and experience with cloud hosting services like Acquia and Pantheon.
● Knowledge of GIT or SVN code versioning systems.
● Mysql database backup and restoration into a local development environment.
● Ability to quickly learn new systems and software and demonstrate initiative to learn new skills and stay current in the profession.
● Experience in application development methodologies, including documenting data. flows, user workflows, understanding backend APIs, and building functional prototypes.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical colleagues.
● Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, communications, or a related field and two years of related experience required.
● Knowledge of Drupal related command-line tools. (Drush)
● Experience utilizing ASP.NET or C#.
● Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
● Experience with large enterprise-wide websites over 5000 pages.
● Experience with Drupal and Wordpress content management system.
● Experience writing for the web, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing.
● Experience with Google Analytics or a comparative analysis and reporting system.
● Experience managing, customizing and strategizing about social media/networking tools.
● Previous experience in higher education.
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position. This position will be considered for scheduling flexibility to work in a hybrid capacity based on staffing and business needs.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $63,800 - $79,750 (E10). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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