University of Iowa: Webmaster

Posted by | December 8, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Iowa City, IA

URL: http//

The University of Iowa, Office of Vice President for Research seeks a professional to serve as a Webmaster. The job responsibilities includes working on designs, implements and maintains websites or webpages in a complex technical environment; provides technical support, training and guidance to departmental users; writes and edits small-scale programs and databases for special projects.  Designs and produces electronic newsletters, and related electronic communications.
 Duties include:
  • Provide leadership and oversight for websites within the OVPR organization.
  • Serve as primary caretaker of supported websites (core administrative sites).
  • Design, implement and maintain websites and electronic communications.
  • Manage projects and communicate priorities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communications with the VPR departmental web user group.
  • Implement web standards and ensure compliance with 508 guidelines.
  • Represent the OVPR on relevant campus groups such as the UI Web Support Group.
  • Maintain professional development to stay current with trends, standards, and best practices used in web development.
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain VPR website standards and user documentation.
  • Provide advanced analysis and website consultation to supported administrative and research units.
  • Provide content management training to staff who maintains departmental websites.
  • Serve as a liaison to ITS and RIS to coordinate technical work and website hosting.
  • Ability to listen and translate requests, offer design or architecture solutions that meet the needs of the department and communicate the message.
  • Develop templates for improved electronic communications (newsletters, annual reports, training materials).
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience may also serve to meet this minimum requirement.
  • Considerable experience (typically 3-5 years) in web development or website design in a secure environment.
  • Experience with graphical design tools such as Adobe Photoshop or InDesign.
  • Demonstrated skill employing HTML, CSS or related technologies to create standards-compliant web pages.
  • Experience customizing and integrating with Content Management Systems such as Drupal.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience leading projects to a successful outcome.
  •  Knowledge of current web development trends, standards, and best practices. 

To apply: Please visit the online job ad at http// to review the complete job posting and apply for this position (Req # 58777).

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