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Front-end Developer - University Relations


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University Relations, Office of Communications at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Front-end Developer. (Professional Technologist 2.305) This position assists with the design and front-end development of high profile WVU websites and web applications including Divisions. They are responsible for assisting with research, development and implementation of the latest web technologies including responsive design, development of methodology/process for designing websites, and progressive enhancement techniques.  They will also assist with the development and implementation of the WVU Brand for digital. The Front-end Developer must learn cutting edge web technologies and share these technologies to web designers across campus at monthly meetings. The ideal candidate must be able to assist with designing and writing code for complex, enterprise web applications critical to the success of the University and will know HTML5, CSS, web accessibility, jQuery, Javascript and Adobe Suite, responsive design, Sass, Git, Subversion and CLI as well as be familiar with content management systems. 

In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will:

•Possess a thorough understanding of HTML5,CSS, Javascript and responsive web design. 

•Understand that accessibility is much morethan people using screen readers and actively checks work to meet federalaccessibility standards and requirements with the WCAG standards. 

•Know how to wield the power of a contentmanagement system (CMS) and create templates. 

•Be familiar with html email composition and testing. 

•Be familiar with CRM or email management systems likeMailchimp, Blackbaud, or Constant contact Must be familiar with html emailcomposition and testing.

•Have a good sense of the design process andcan articulate the process.

•Communicate well with clients and explain the processclearly.

•Provide support for creating student organizationwebsites and Faculty websites.

•Provide Cleanslate training and support to users. 

•Be a team player 

•Have a willingness to teach in various models includingco-workers, designers and communicators.

•Troubleshoot user issues and answer questions onCleanslate, Wufoo forms and Google Analytics. 


 •Bachelors degree in Graphic Design or related field.

•Two (2) years experience in each of the following:

  • working on Web design mockups in Photoshop or Illustrator 
  • creating html email
  • integrating designs into content management systems
  • writing CSS. HTML5, and Javascript
  • converting Photoshop templates to HTML5 and CSS
  • developing responsive, mobile-friendly websites


 •Standard drivers license as travel around campus is required.


•Cover letter

About WVU

 At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at 

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

Job Posting: Jun 26, 2019

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time

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