Carleton College: Web Developer

Posted by | July 25, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Northfield, MN


The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) is accepting
applications for a web developer. This position will work closely with the
Technical Director to develop and support SERC’s web infrastructure.  This infrastructure underpins dozens of
cutting edge science education projects that reach millions of visitors each
year. The web developer will play a key role in ensuring these projects
continue to reach their audiences effectively through exceptional websites.
SERC works to improve education through projects that
support educators. Although our work has a particular emphasis on undergraduate
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education, we work with
educators across a broad range of disciplines and at all educational levels. An
office of Carleton College, our work is funded primarily through National
Science Foundation grants. The office has special expertise in effective
pedagogies, geoscience education, community organization, workshop leadership,
digital libraries, website development and program and website evaluation.
This is a full-time position that is eligible for the
College’s benefit package.
Job Responsibilities
Develop front and back-end code to enhance
SERC’s content management system.
Work with SERC’s web team, supporting their use
of the content management system in running SERC–hosted websites.
Work with Technical Director to refine, document
and support SERC’s technical infrastructure to ensure it operates reliably and
Bachelors degree
Demonstrated ability to design and write
well-structured, pragmatically scoped server-side (e.g. PHP) and client side
(Javascript) code to power websites that are satisfying and efficient to work
Demonstrated ability to independently complete
projects on schedule and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work independently on loosely defined
tasks as well as in close cooperation with a tight-knit team.
Ability to rapidly learn new technical skills
and share that expertise with others.
Excellent communication skills: from creating
literate and illuminating comments within written code to clearly communicating
complicated technical issues to non-technical co-workers.
Familiarity with web development in a UNIX/Apache
 Preferred Qualifications
Experience with writing HTML and CSS to create
web sites that are sensitive to web standards, reflect accessible design and
demonstrate excellent usability.
Familiarity with UNIX system administration
concepts and practices
Familiarity with the use of MySQL in web

To apply: If interested, apply online at include a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references with your online application. Carleton College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through

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