The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks a conscientious, diligent, amiable and detail-oriented candidate to join our web design team. This position works with stakeholders within the Law School community to design, create and maintain web content for the Law School, including websites, web applications, and email templates. This position is in the External Affairs (EA) Department, which is a highly motivated and supportive team that oversees web content, communications, events, continuing education and alumni relations.
This position will report to the Associate Director of Communications and receive guidance from the Senior Web Designer. This position works collaboratively with many departments in the Law School: within EA to support projects and events; with the IT department to determine consistent and appropriate technical solutions; and with all other Law School departments to help them maintain and optimize their web content.
Develops and designs the user interface and overall user experience for websites and applications. May train staff and direct the work of others. Contributes to digital media strategic initiatives and serves as a subject matter expert regarding website design and layout.
25% Develops and designs the overall navigation flow, layout of specific pages, and creation of individual graphic elements; ensures that all design elements, templates, and finished solutions work within a variety of browser types and screen settings along with the constraints set by development and design
25% Provides design maintenance of websites and other electronic publications and applications
25% Develops and implements strategic digital media initiatives, priorities, objectives, and best practices in collaboration with leadership and other functional work units
5% Implements graphical and style standards for web sites
20% Serves as a subject matter expert and unit liaison to other departments to design graphics and layouts
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Our ideal candidate is a quick learner with an eye for clean, elegant design and a strong foundation in modern web practices and user-centered design principles. It is very important for this candidate to be able to work smoothly and effectively with stakeholders who have little to no web experience. Experience with HTML and CSS is required. Experience with Bootstrap and WordPress is highly desired. Experience with or knowledge of user experience, web accessibility and information architecture is also highly desired.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website (www.jobs.wisc.edu) for job #270793 by the consideration date.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.