The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington is dedicated to creating sustainable communities where everyone has access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces.
As part of the top-ranked UW School of Public Health, DEOHS educates tomorrow’s health and safety leaders and reaches today’s workforce with sustainable health solutions through our public service, innovative research and cross-disciplinary partnerships. Our program is ranked 5th in the world for environmental and occupational health programs.
DEOHS is seeking a full-time Web Developer to join our department’s Communications team. The Web Developer is primarily responsible for developing and optimizing the functionality and managing the back-end technical requirements of the department’s online presence, including multiple external websites, an internal intranet website and our department blog.
This includes updating and maintaining the department’s Drupal-based content management platform for the external-facing websites and the intranet; recommending and implementing new functionality, features and tools aligned with our website channel strategy; project management for web development projects; and troubleshooting website issues as they arise.
The Web Developer plays a key role in supporting and executing the department’s communications strategy. The successful candidate is passionate about creating and maintaining web-based content that prioritizes user experience and the accuracy and accessibility of information. This role calls for a creative collaborator and idea-generator who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced, upbeat team environment.
The Web Developer reports to the DEOHS Director of Communications and Public Relations and works collaboratively as part of a four-person communications team that defines and shapes DEOHS’s brand and reputation through our expertise in communications strategy, messaging, design and storytelling.
The Web Developer’s responsibilities include:
•Working closely with the Web/Graphic Designer to develop new sites and identify new features aligned with DEOHS content strategy. •Maintaining and editing existing web pages and websites. •Providing guidance and support to DEOHS colleagues on website and web page management, updates, functionality and best practices. •Working with the DEOHS IT team on updates and troubleshooting. •Training internal users in web content production. •Reporting on quarterly website and blog analytics and identifying trends and action items. •Evaluating and recommending tools and best practices for web development and maintenance. •Communicating clearly and effectively while contributing as a productive member of the Communications team and the department as a whole. •Actively contributing to team discussions about content and channel strategy, work planning and audience engagement.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
•Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, plus a minimum of 2 years of experience as a web developer working as part of a team in a professional setting.
•Outstanding interpersonal skills, including a strong team ethic, clear communication and listening skills and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in communication. •Experience working on the file structure and back-end of a content management system such as Drupal or WordPress. •Familiarity with HTML 5 and CSS 3. •SQL database experience. •Understanding of Google Analytics. •Ability to take initiative, set priorities, juggle competing priorities and meet deadlines. •Ability to take a project from an idea to reality, think strategically, problem-solve and suggest creative solutions in line with department and team objectives. •Experience working with writers, photographers, graphic designers and web designers to integrate written and visual content and design. •Detail-oriented with a commitment to delivering high-quality products in service to the department’s mission and values.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Cover letter required. In your cover letter, please tell us about a recent web development project you enjoyed working on and what you liked about it.
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