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Ohio University is hiring a

Web Developer/Designer

  • Athens, OH
  • full-time

This position is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining University web sites that comply with branding standards, accessibility guidelines, and usability guidelines set forth by the University.

Using HTML, CSS, SQL and PHP, the successful candidate will work with team members and customers to identify project requirements, assist with technical design, implementation, and maintenance of websites and website features.

Demonstrated expertise in both web design and front-end development are required.

Primary accountabilities include:

  1. Front End Web Development – Provides design and front end code for website projects that demand new or unique design outside of the existing web design elements. Creates new element design and CSS that meets brand standards and client needs.
  2. Content Management System Optimization – Writes, documents, and maintains custom modules and elements in compliance with Drupal best practices. Makes improvements to CMS with the goals of enhancing editor experience and improving the front-end site performance and technical SEO.
  3. Web Design and Implementation – Provides suggested design for sites utilizing existing CMS elements and works with web content team and web editors across campus to implement and publish approved designs.
  4. Information Architecture and User Testing – Supports the creation of information architecture documents as needed for new web projects in partnership with web content experts. Designs, implements, and analyzes user tests as needed to test user experience of new and existing sites
  5. Project Management – Provides project management for design and development projects as assigned, including working with campus clients to define needs and goals and present technical solutions to meet those goals. Participate in requirements gathering sessions for digital projects, including working with campus clients to define needs and goals and present technical solutions to meet those goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, graphic design, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also satisfy the degree requirement.
  • At least three (3) years of related work experience.
  • Experience using HTML, CSS, Web Content Management Systems required, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a higher education setting is preferred.

Applications Accepted From

University Wide, Public: Open to the public

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application and attach a detailed cover letter, current CV/resume, a list of professional references with current contact details (including email addresses). Applicants should also attach a document that include weblinks to their creative work or a portfolio and upload it as an “other” document.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 25, 2021.

This position is eligible for the following benefits:

Medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.

Posting Number



University Communications and Marketing

Pay Rate

Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

Job Open Date


Posting Close Date

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 25, 2021.

Job Category

Administrative at-will appointment



Planning Unit

Office of the President

Work Schedule

M-F 8AM-5PM. Some evenings and weekends, as required.



Expected hours worked per week

40+ hours per week

Expected duration of assignment


Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position:

Halie Best,

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Employment Type

full-time regular

Job Family/Subfamily

Communications & Marketing - Web Design & Development

Career Track & Level

IC 2

Pay Grade

CA&P|18| ($58,928+)