Web Administrator

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Created: July 2, 2014


The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Web Administrator.

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Web Program Director, in conjunction with a team of developers, and reporting to the Director of the Digital Library Development Center (DLDC), the Web Administrator manages and develops all of the Library's Web sites in accordance with user needs, including management of third-party products, such as WordPress, LibGuides, and SFX, which provide functionality for sections of the sites; applies established design and development principles to sustain effective navigation and resource discovery on the sites; keeps abreast of relevant developments in the field and recommends new directions and implementations for the Web sites and their resources; manages technical support and training in Web content creation for Library staff with varying levels of technical expertises located throughout the Library's departments.

About the Unit:
The Digital Library Development Center (DLDC) works with colleagues in the University of Chicago Library and the University, and colleagues at other institutions to develop and support software solutions to meet a variety of needs related to scholarship and research. The DLDC develops and maintains all of the University of Chicago Library's Web sites. The DLDC works closely with archivists in the Special Collections Research Center to ensure the long-term preservation of digital resources which form part of the University Archives.
The DLDC provides opportunities to be involved in an active user experience program; presents a technically complex and challenging environment and provides opportunities for innovative thinking;  and is a highly collegial workplace, with opportunities for extensive collaboration.

Recent projects have included implementing a customized open-source catalog interface (VuFind) for searching the Library's 8 million items and customizing an open-source interface (XTF) for searching, browsing and displaying locally digitized issues of The Chicagoan.

Bachelor's degree required; Three years experience in developing and maintaining complex Web sites required; Experience managing Web projects (structuring a project into tasks according to a timeframe; assigning tasks as needed) required; Experience in using the Microsoft Windows environment required; Experience working in an academic, library, or research environment preferred; Experience with the creation of responsive Web pages preferred; Mastery of common Web design patterns required; Thorough knowledge of current HTML and CSS standards, and JavaScript required; Demonstrated knowledge of PHP required; Ability to use a trouble-reporting and ticketing system as part of a daily communication workflow required; Demonstrated ability to work with a Web framework (e.g., Zend, Django, Flask) required; Demonstrated Unix or Linux command-line competence required' Demonstrated ability to act on own initiative to identify and solve problems required; Demonstrated ability to work in consultation with others required; Strong organizational and analytical skills required; Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills required; Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills required; Ability to work with computers required; Ability to work with Library staff on-site required; Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks required; Ability to pay attention to detail required; Master's degree in library and information science preferred;

More information:
A full position description, including all qualifications, is available at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/WebAdmin.html

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. See http://humanresources.uchicago.edu/fpg/policies/200/p201.shtml for more information.

To apply for this position submit a profile and resume to https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu. Resumes sent via mail, fax or email will not be considered. Search for requisition number: 095706.

Contact hr@lib.uchicago.edu with any questions.


Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 14:44 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC