The Web Designer and Developer is responsible for the: creative design, development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the Career Centre (CC) website and special web-based projects; the administration of the production of CC marketing materials; and the maintenance of the CC's databases.
Designs, Develops and Maintains the Career Centre’s Website
Coordinates the design, development and maintenance of the Career Centre's (CC) website and web pages. Liaises with the Manager, Communications and Web Services and CC staff with respect to evaluating and planning site innovations, implementation, problem identification and resolution. Updates and creates web pages including: uploading files and graphics, and designing online brochures, newsletters, registration forms, databases, and templates. Reviews, tests and verifies accuracy of information, links, navigability of web browsers, use of URLS on the website and its pages and ensures cross platform compatibility Creates image content for the Career Centre website so that it is visually appealing and has a look and feel consistent with other promotional materials. Translates look and feel of offline communications and marketing materials into online formats. Explores web enhancements, including researching and integrating new web media and technologies into the current site and providing recommendations to the Manager, Communications and Web Services regarding site design, navigation, usability and functionality as appropriate. Plans, designs and develops new web projects, in consultation with the Manager, Communications and Web Services, which may include: online newsletters, brochures, surveys, web banners and advertisements, database applications, discussion groups, and chats. Works with Manager, Communications and Web Services and CC staff to ensure that all web-based information is kept current and all stale dates and links are removed. Participates in determining priorities, policies and other issues that impact the CC website. Liaises with technical support staff to determine the design and functionality of applications/applets and services using integrated tools. Monitors and analyzes site traffic including the development, review and analysis of web reports. Interprets user data and prepares monthly reports and statistics with respect to the website. Documents maintenance and procedures for web alterations. Percentage of time: 75%
Organized the production fo the Career Centre’s Marketing Materials
Collaborates with the Manager, Communications & Web Services and CC staff to design and implement a consistent visual identity for CC promotional materials, including the creation of templates and guidelines. Ensures that all materials follow the York University style and communications guidelines. Works with the Manager, Communications & Web Services to coordinate the production of the CC's marketing and promotional materials (e.g. posters, flyers, bookmarks, banners, newspaper & web advertising, etc.) Works with external and internal printers to solicit quotes and acts as the CC liaison with these printers to ensure timely production of materials. Percentage of time: 10%
Maintains the Career Centre’s Databases
Provides database and technical support to the CC Staff. Collaborates with the Manager, Communications & Web Services to coordinate the maintenance of the CC in-house databases and oversees the creation of effective tools to increase efficiency. Ensures problem identification and resolutions to the databases as required. Provides monthly and annual database reports and statistics. Creates, in collaboration with the Manager, Communications & Web Services, various databases as needs arise. Documents maintenance and procedures for database alterations and statistics collection/tracking. Percentage of time: 5%
Participates in project management and staff meetings by soliciting input from others and contributing expertise and perspective in order to support team objectives. May be asked to present status of projects at team meetings. Produces monthly and annual reports for the Manager, Communications & Web Services by compiling and interpreting data and highlighting accomplishments. Develops annual goals and professional development plans in consultation with the Manager, Communications & Web Services. Percentage of time: 5%
Perform Other Related Duties as Assigned
Percentage of time: 5%
- College diploma or certificate in web design and development or related program.
- Three years' related experience (e.g. website design, development and maintenance, etc.) preferably in a post-secondary environment.
Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas:
- web development and maintenance;
- web design including graphic development, typography, layout, site usability and intuitive navigation;
- major web programming languages (e.g. HTML);
- multimedia web authoring software (e.g. Flash, Dreamweaver, Frontpage);
- web development tools (e.g. Internet browsers);
- application packages (MS Office and MS Outlook);
- desktop publishing (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign);
- effective organizational skills;
- good written and oral communication skills;
- thinking strategically and creatively;
- developing and maintaining positive working relationships including showing respect for others' views and opinions;
- setting priorities and working effectively under pressure of high volume to meet unit goals and objectives;
- exercising tact and diplomacy;
- attending accurately to details;
- solid analytical and creative problem solving skills;
- exercising initiative and good judgment.
How to Apply
Please email a complete application package, which includes:
- an application form ,
- covering letter and resume,
- and quote Posting Number 4563 in the subject of the email to [email protected]
The application forms and complete position details can be found at www.yorku.ca/jobs
We thank all applicants for applying. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
York University is committed to achieve and maintain a fair and representative workforce. We have initiated measures to ensure full participation of all groups protected under human rights legislation, in particular, those which traditionally have been under-represented. We encourage you to self identify if you are from one of the following designated groups: aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.