|Syracuse Universityrsquos SI Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a technically skilled creative and teamoriented Senior Web Specialist with the ability to synthesize input from multiple stakeholders This individual must have handson technical Web Developer Designer experience to develop design propose changes to the web site and maintain the SI Newhouse web site This individual will work closely with the Newhouse Information Computing Services (NICS) Department the Director of Communications Media Relations the Web Content Manager as well as the faculty and staff This position will report directly to the NICS Assistant Dean for Technology QUALIFICATIONS A bachelorrsquos degree is required and a masterrsquos degree is preferred in a relevant area of study The successful candidate will have at least three years experience in web development and design JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS Familiar with ColdFusion and other languages environments frameworks and standards is desirable Experience with server side programming and knowledge of Illustrator MS Visual Web Developer and ASPASPNET is a plus Demonstrated experience developing complex sites featuring dynamic interaction rich content embedded forms audio and video Strong understanding of web services design and information architecture Experience implementing content management systems RSS feeds blogs and other emerging user communitybuilding techniques Ability to work with many different user groups with varying levels of web savvy including staff faculty and students Possess effective oral and written communication skills excellent listening skills and have the ability to analyze business needs and create technical solutions for those needs RESPONSIBILITIES Include daytoday maintenance of web content including photos video webcasts podcasts and other media Designing and creating new web pages with Communications Director lead the planning development design and implementation of new web applications She will ensure a visually consistent site by adhering to relevant standards guidelines and policies and promoting uniform fonts formatting icons images and layout techniques Implement strategies for frontend experience site structureinformation architecture and backend technical resources Work with the web content manager to maintain content develop new pages and sites enhance functionality and ensure crossbrowser and crossdevice quality of the schoolrsquos online content Design and develop web sites for student content generated in classescourses Create high quality web graphics and responsive design templates as required Train faculty and staff to use web technologies Assess new standards technologies and trends and use that information to recommend strategies and techniques for enhancing the web site She will issue periodic reports of site traffic to Communications Director and the Assistant Dean for Technology to improve search engine optimization Ensure site is ADA compliant on multiple platforms and browsers Recommend changes to existing functions systems processes and implement new ones to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the web site and new media communications Ensure the Newhouse web site features cuttingedge functionality and usercentered design possibly including an intranet or secureaccess portions of the web site Syracuse University is an equalopportunity affirmativeaction institution The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race color creed religion sex gender national origin citizenship ethnicity marital status age disability sexual orientation gender identity and gender expression veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions employment and access to and treatment in University programs services and activities|
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