Web Template Strategies Coordinator

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $59,529 - $67,002 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $77,817 is available through annual performance increase.

Job Summary

University Communications + Marketing provides strategic leadership and tactical support to assist recognition of UVic as the Canadian research university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people, places and the planet. UC+M seeks to position UVic as a university of choice for outstanding students, faculty and staff from BC, Canada and around the globe and to enhance UVic’s reputation among the best universities in Canada and the world. The department ensures that UVic’s communications and marketing initiatives are aligned with the needs of the university’s most significant target audiences, and focused on what makes UVic distinct.

UC+M leads the development and promotion of a consistent institutional narrative, a compelling and strategic long-term positioning for UVic, and an institutional communications and marketing plan aimed at promoting UVic’s interests in the competition for students, faculty, staff, financial support and institutional reputation. With the direct guidance of the university’s Executive Council, the department works with academic and administrative units as partners, to make the most effective use of university resources to advance unit and institutional priorities.

UC+M is organized into seven highly collaborative teams arranged around its main areas of responsibility: Media Relations and Public Affairs, Strategic Marketing, Internet Strategies, Creative Development, Internal Communications and Publications, Department and Digital Strategies, and Administrative Support.

The University Internet Strategies team provides campus-wide leadership in and is responsible for the university’s internet communications strategies, from supporting university policy through standards, guidelines and procedures to internet-based infrastructure, including websites. The team promotes and facilitates implementation, and supports the use of effective internet communications strategies at the university. The team provides expertise to both centralized and decentralized web resources on campus.

Reporting to the Manager, University Internet Strategies the Web Template Strategies Coordinator maintains the front-end templates in UVic’s website content management system (CMS) for all UVic core-branded websites with the goals of improving the user’s experience and improving UVic’s communication with key audiences. The position works with the UC+M Information Architect and User Experience Specialist (IA/UX), Web Design and Development Coordinator, Strategic Marketing team, developers in University Systems, and partners across campus to develop the templates. The position also works closely with the website coordinators and website administrators across campus to ensure the templates are implemented correctly and that they meet the needs of all units. To assist with this, the templates and components must be documented and communicated for all web stakeholders in a design system.

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Diploma in Design plus 3 years of experience with:.

Modern front-end web technology best practices
Web content management systems (enterprise-level)
Independently managing projects

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge requirements include:
Front-end development technologies (e.g. CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, etc.)
Front-end development tools (e.g. NodeJS, Grunt, Gulp, Sass, etc.)
Software: (e.g. Adobe CC suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, xD), Sketch, Sublime Text, etc.)
Project management best practices
Knowledge working in and developing for online CMSs (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal, Cascade, etc.)
Experience building user-centred websites based on audience research, user experience best practices, and stakeholder feedback
Experience planning and maintaining website templates (particularly multi-site templates)
Version control (e.g., manual, Subversion, Git, etc.)
Rapid prototype development and testing
User testing

In addition this position requires:
Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Proven track record in achieving project goals on time and producing deliverables of a high quality
Ability to research, review, and test new technologies or methods

Assets or Preferences:
Technical: XML, XSLT, PHP
Cascade CMS

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
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