Web Developer, Miller Center

Full Time

Job Description

The University of Virginia's Miller Center seeks a Web Developer/Administrator to contribute to the ongoing work of its website. This position will join a collaborative team of creative scholars, writers, designers, video producers, and technologists who together maintain the Center's website and other web-based technologies. This position will report directly to the Assistant Director of Information Technology. This position is anticipated to begin on or about August 29, 2022.

The ideal candidate will already have experience with Drupal development or the ability to learn it quickly with training to be supported by the Center. The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of and competence with JavaScript, PHP, CSS, and MySQL database administration. Other required and preferred qualifications may be found below.

Responsibilities
  • Serve on the web development team by
  • Providing ongoing maintenance and enhancement of Miller Center website
  • Developing recommendations on moderately complex problems
  • Collaborating in establishing and meeting technical specifications
  • Identifying and solving problems, testing and implementing applications, and providing ongoing technical evaluations
  • Assisting in integration of additional technologies to enhance sites and focus sites toward intended audiences
  • Assist with maintenance/support of technology infrastructure
  • Process multimedia for web publication
  • Interact with public and internal stakeholders, including training of other users
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS computer engineering, or related discipline is required. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • One or more years of experience in web development, preferred
  • Ability to design effective web content delivery, required
  • Ability to create, test and deploy improvements to a complex web application based on stakeholder specifications, required
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL and Javascript, required
  • Experience with Drupal development, or ability to learn it quickly, required
  • Experience with modern Javascript frameworks (React, Node), preferred
  • Experience working with Git-based, collaborative code management, preferred
  • Experience developing, theming, and maintaining Drupal site, preferred
  • Experience working with faculty in a higher education setting, preferred
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications, preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, especially regarding technical information, required
  • Ability to meet deadlines, required
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented environment, required
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices, required
  • Ability to uphold the values of the Miller Center's faculty and staff, required


Organizational Background

Established in 1975 through a generous gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Burkett Miller, the Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges.

The Miller Center is a supportive community, grounded in diverse perspectives. Its faculty and staff value scholarly excellence, civil discourse, and respectful conduct.

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings and programs.

This position is anticipated to be in the office or a hybrid work environment.

This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

This is a restricted position which is anticipated to begin on or about August 29, 2022 and extends through June 16, 2024. Renewal is possible, subject to performance, availability of funds, and need. This position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter,

To Apply

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0035538. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter


**Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.**

References will be completed via UVA's standardized process, Skill Survey. References will be requested during the final phase of the interview process.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require education verification.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.



The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Dice Id : 10300158
Position Id : R0035538
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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