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Assistant Director of Web Development

Posted: 04/23/2023

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Job no: 501804
Department: University Communications and Marketing
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price. Located in the quintessential college town of Oxford, Ohio—with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, a learning center in West Chester, and a European study center in Luxembourg—Miami serves more than 21,600 undergraduates across 120 areas of study, and more than 2,500 graduate students through 70 master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Miami University’s Communications and Marketing department has been charged with building and maintaining the university’s brand on a local, regional, and national stage. This dynamic and award-winning team is comprised of over 60 marketing and communications professionals and is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Web Development.

The Assistant Director of Web Development participates in the production of web and online projects, with main responsibilities involving planning, development, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the functionality and templates of web sites for constituents across campuses while adhering to standards and promoting the institutional brand. In addition to strong attention to detail, the candidate must be adept at juggling multiple assignments and producing high quality work under tight deadlines.

Professional development is important to our teams. The person in this position will have opportunities to attend workshops or conferences to enhance their skills and gain cross-training in other areas of marketing and communications.

This position is eligible for full-time remote work. Remote work is not a right, it is a work arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason, including the convenience of the University.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The primary responsibilities are to assist the director of web marketing in building and executing web strategies; oversee the planning and assist in the implementation of the university’s branded web templates, functionality, and pages within Miami's web presence. Additional duties include: mentor and collaborate with members of the web development team on projects, ensuring templates and functionality meet minimum accessibility guidelines; testing and ensuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality; collaborating with university colleagues to contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment; researching and testing new software or tools that will improve the experience of Miami's site visitors; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, interactive media, or related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 5 years; OR
  • Associate's degree in computer science, interactive media, or related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 7 years; OR
  • Previous professional experience of at least 10 years
  • At least 2 years of experience in object-oriented programming practices (e.g. Java, Velocity, or related languages)
  • At least 3 years of experience using HTML 5 and related basic web technologies
  • At least 3 years of experience using development languages (particularly JavaScript, PHP, and SQL) to build websites or applications
  • At least 3 years of experience using JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as jQuery, Vue, and Bootstrap
  • Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
  • Position eligible for full-time remote work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lead web projects and take initiative in researching and creating new functionality
  • Mentoring junior team members to guide them in professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot coding problems and find solutions

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter and resume with application.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 26 Apr 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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