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LIBRARY WEB DEVELOPER

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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: LS4

Work Days: Monday-Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:54 p.m.
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 52

This position may be based on campus in Schenectady, New York, or remotely anywhere within New York State. We cannot accommodate a remote arrangement outside of New York.

The Library Web Developer creates, enhances, and maintains web content and applications. The developer produces and modifies code for front-facing web applications, maintains the library’s website, and trains users on content contribution. The incumbent leverages web standards, usability and accessibility principles to produce optimal functionalities. The developer stays up-to-date on emerging technologies and contributes to committees and departments within the Library and across campus.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equal combination of education and relevant experience required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in common web technologies, scripting languages, or frameworks required.
  • Site-building experience with a content management system required.
  • Experience with cross-browser, mobile-first, responsive, and adaptive design is required.
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently, plan and prioritize work, problem solve, and manage multiple tasks is required.
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and implement new web design and application trends required.
  • Supervisory experience is desired.
  • Ability to show initiative and innovation in problem solving desired.
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills desired.
  • Graphic design fundamentals for web graphics desired.

Responsibilities: 

  • Create, update, customize, and maintain library web pages and sites using common web technologies and frameworks.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop, test, enhance, and maintain sites and functionality.
  • Perform quality assurance testing including link analysis, browser compatibility, functional testing, and accessibility testing for library sites.
  • Maintain specific library web applications using common frameworks.
  • Collaborate with library staff in developing and maintaining pages and other web resources and provide selected or designated technical support (software, web design).
  • Train, supervise, and arrange tasks of designated student assistants.
  • Plan and perform detailed work accurately, work independently, prioritize work, and manage multiple tasks.
  • Promote usability and accessibility best practices and stay current with emerging technologies.
  • Create mockups and prototypes and maintain graphic standards and branding.
  • Implement cross-platform, cross-browser designs.
  • Use web design principles to produce graphics for applications as needed.
  • Participate in general library and department projects as needed.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



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