Under direct supervision, develops, tests, maintains, and supports complex websites and web applications for the University, including email, mobile, and other online interfaces. Assists with production and support of high-visibility projects that are central to the University’s marketing efforts. Ensures online communications comply with applicable policy, University brand standards, and generally accepted best practices.
HTML Emails: Develops and employs solutions for a wide variety of targeted email marketing for the University, including newsletters, invitations, and announcements, as well as management of Listserv software and email programs. Performs technical production and distribution aspects of internal communications projects targeted to students, faculty, and staff, including MavWire, TrailBlazer, Message from the President, etc.
Serves as an essential member of the crisis communications team working on projects ranging from routine University closings due to inclement weather to life-threatening incidents.
Follows project specifications and adheres to production schedules for all assigned projects. Collaborates closely with other team members, including graphic designers, web designers, editors, and photographers on implementing static and interactive designs.
Monitors websites for outdated information, expired pages, broken links, and technical problems. Creates and updates documentation relating to project status, processes, location of electronic assets, and use.
Follows defined branding guidelines as required and helps develop best practices and standards for others in the University community to follow.
Bachelor’s degree in communication/arts technology, management information systems, computer science, or in a related field or the equivalent experience.
Two years of experience in developing websites and other related communications products.
General experience with content management systems (CMS), and familiarity with web editing programs such as Dreamweaver.
Broad understanding of contemporary web design trends as well as the techniques and functional processes required to execute them, including cross-browser and cross-device compatibility, mobile-first development processes, and responsive web design.
Five years of experience in developing websites and other online products; and a post-secondary degree in communication/arts technology, management information systems, or computer science.
Experience designing information architecture and navigation systems for complex, multi-level sites with multiple sections and cross-linking pages.
Experience with Sitecore CMS or Cascade Server CMS.
Familiarity with accessibility requirements such as WCAG and Section 508.
Knowledge of search engine optimization and web analytics tools.
Understanding of usability principles, and performance optimization techniques.
Solid understanding of secure coding and data protection principles.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If no high school diploma or GED, list highest grade completed; If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 5383
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impa...ct, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu