New job Front-end Web Developer in British Columbia
Front-end Web Developer
Company : University of British Columbia
Salary : $4,689 - $6,754 a month
Location : British Columbia
Job CategoryM&P - AAPS
Job ProfileAAPS Salaried - Information Systems and Technology, Level A
Job TitleFront-end Web Developer
DepartmentMarketing and Communications Students | Dean's Office | Faculty of Applied Science
Compensation Range$4,688.67 - $6,754.00 CAD Monthly
Posting End DateSeptember 4, 2021
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End DateNov 30, 2021
This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.
Responsbile for the effective administration and development of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science website (www.apsc.ubc.ca) and the UBC Engineering website (www.engineering.ubc.ca). These sites provide immediate access to UBC information related to the Faculty. The incumbent will be well versed in online technologies and design to provide responsive and informed support to web-based communications that addresses the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Faculty s external stakeholders (media, industry, government agencies, non-profits and the community).
Responsible for the redesign of a number of client websites within the Faculty, bringing expert knowledge and skills to recommend and implement web design options, best practices, third-party services, tools and applications.
Reports to the Manager, Web & Digital Communications and works closely with the Faculty s Marketing and Communications team as well as other Dean s Office, Faculty and University colleagues.
- Ensures site content utilizes good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.
- Develops, analyzes and makes recommendations on improving the information architecture ensuring ease of navigation for users.
- Ensures that the web sites operate efficiently and meet performance requirements for availability.
- Generates new content and maintains existing web-based content.
- Manages the implementation of web content and design.
- Works creatively with staff from other units to create unique opportunities for interaction and collaboration between communication vehicles.
- Collaborates with colleagues to identify, index, and make available knowledge resources to provide immediate updates as issues and incidents occur.
- Develops activity reports to evaluate site use, documents findings and makes recommendations.
- Collaborates with University communication and technology professionals on campus to address issues.
- Implements and monitors Web analytics to measure progress.
- Provides programming and systems technical service by modifying programming logic, coding instructions and debugging programs.
- Performs background research to identify innovative methods of communicating with UBC s diverse audiences.
- Manages and designs the creative aspect of web projects, including serving as an expert resource to faculty, department and school staff involved in specific projects.
- Designs HTML templates and supporting graphics for the websites as well as multimedia that are consistent with UBC s design standards.
- Designs graphical user interfaces for web-based applications on faculty, department and school web sites.
- Ensures a consistent look and feel of the websites.
- Designs, formats and troubleshoots the Faculty s e-newsletters and e-invitations for electronic distribution.
- designs and formats numerous web-based surveys for the Faculty.
Web Support and Training:
- Manages website redesigns for client websites within the Faculty, including advice on web page design, industry best practices and UBC s strategic web objectives.
- Recommends and implements applications and tools to optimize user experience and to manage content efficiently.
- Develops web documentation to assist staff in maintaining websites.
- Trains staff to take over the maintenance of newly designed websites.
- Troubleshoots software failures and web-related technical difficulties
Strategy and Planning:
- Ensures that our web efforts are aligned with overall organizational goals.
- Ensures that web site content and online communities are developed and supported according to UBC s strategic objectives.
- Liaises with all staff units to effectively plan and support web-based services related to the Faculty s goals and objectives.
- represents the Faculty at committee meetings of the University s web communication and technology professionals.
- Supports online communities to connect students, staff, faculty, alumni, media and guests electronically.
- Provides ongoing technical support to customers, clients or members using the organization web site.
- Manages and monitors online forums on a daily basis.
- Develops, maintains and upgrades complex spreadsheets and databases to assist faculty and staff with information management needs.
- Performs other duties as required.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Errors may impact on the effectiveness of the office, image, reputation and credibility of the Faculty and the University. Accuracy, speed and the ability to meet deadlines are critical. All information must be accurate and provided in a respectful, timely and supportive way. The impact of errors in our online publications and applications would be considerable. Students make academic and personal decisions based on the information on our websites.
Reports to the Faculty s Web Communication Manager. Works independently and under broad directions to meet the Faculty s goals and objectives.
None. May supervise the work of student employees.