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Web Designer/WordPress Developer
Date Posted 08/23/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

With a web redesign underway and a focus on improving our top channel of communication, 
Saint Mary’s is looking for a web designer / front end developer to join the web services team in our marketing and communication department. This high-impact position will contribute to large, university-wide projects, aid in our primary website redesign process, improve a number of WordPress sites operated by the University, and contribute to the day-to-day management of our web properties and related applications. 

Primary duties include conceptualizing and implementing creative ideas for university websites, working with internal clients to implement design / content changes and helping to maintain a number of WordPress based websites.  

Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including medical, disability, life insurance, tuition remission and pension. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize creative ideas for internal partners for their web pages and sites (faculty, departments and students around the university).
  • Make content and design updates to current websites.
  • Test and improve the design of the website.
  • Work with the marketing and communication team to create design guidelines, standards, and best practices.
  • Maintain the appearance of websites. 
  • Design visual imagery for websites and ensure they are in line with branding.
  • Work with WordPress plugins and themes to create websites.
  • Communicate design ideas using user flows, process flows, site maps, and wireframes.
  • Incorporate functionalities and features into websites.
Essential Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate will have the following skills and abilities: 

  • Excellent visual design skills and understanding of best practices for UI / UX.
  • Ability to translate mockups and written requests into visually appealing designs.
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • The ability to quickly learn new software.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Required Experience:

  • 1-3 years relevant experience developing/designing sites using WordPress.
  • Experience implementing visually appealing web designs for others using a variety of page builders such as Divi, Gutenberg, Avada etc.
  • Good understanding of search engine optimization principles.
  • Designing for and troubleshooting mobile responsive designs.

Preferred Experience: 

  • Degree in relevant field.
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS JQuery and JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with PHP and MYSQL.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Daniel Berdal, Director, Web Services
Contact Email dberdal@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
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