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University Web Dev-Specialist

Posted: 11/14/2021

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All employees and students must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact or

Job no: 499510
Department: University Communications and Marketing
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: University Web Dev-Specialist
Salary/Grade: Salary
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:
The Web Development Specialist participates in the production of Web and online projects, with main responsibilities involving development, maintenance, and troubleshooting the functionality and templates of web pages 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 quality work under tight deadlines.

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 responsibility is to build and maintain branded templates, functionality, and pages within Miami's web presence. Additional duties include: ensuring templates and functionality meet minimum accessibility guidelines; testing and ensuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality; collaborating with 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 one year; OR
  • Associate's degree in computer science, interactive media, or related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least three years; OR
  • Previous internship or professional experience of at least five years

Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Organization skills that include strong attention to detail
  • Experience using version control tools and best practices and package management (e.g. GitHub/GitLab, SourceTree, Yarn, Homebrew)
  • Knowledge of PHP template engines such as Twig
  • Knowledge of 508 Accessibility Standards and practical compliance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience creating templates for content management systems (preferably Cascade Server, WordPress)
  • Experience with large scale website redesign
  • Knowledge of both Windows and Macintosh environments
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and/or other data analysis tools

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming practices (e.g. Java, Velocity, or related languages)
  • Working knowledge of HTML 5, SCSS, and related basic web technologies
  • Working knowledge of development languages (particularly JavaScript, PHP, and SQL)
  • Experience using JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as jQuery, Vue, and Bootstrap
  • Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with a broad range of campus constituencies
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative in researching and creating new functionality while also maintaining a collaborative relationship with University Communications and Marketing staff

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: 15 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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