Web Development Specialist -- Oak Park, IL

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Created: May 31, 2016


  The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a people-focused, creative and organized Web Development Specialist to join the team of Digital Services. The Web Development Specialist will be responsible for the Library’s web presence and online services. Core duties include information architecture, project management, and evaluation of emerging platforms for social and web presences. This position will also be part of the Experiences and Initiatives team which encompasses all public services, and will have additional responsibilities accordingly.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    Lead the Library’s online presence and efforts to uphold the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives
    Lead the Library’s intranet presence and the use of technology to communicate effectively within the organization
    Manage web and mobile app development projects
    Integrate third-party systems, software and services with the Library’s web presence
    Work with Digital Services staff to ensure updates and maintenance is performed on the software and hardware infrastructure that support the Library’s web presence
    Engage in the quarterly Web Content Review process and in establishing content request procedures
    Perform regular accessibility audits of the Library’s web presence and tests across multiple platforms
    Perform regular usability testing and customer research to ensure that the user experience is top priority
    Analysis and evaluation of usage statistics
    Collaborate with Communications Manager on social media strategy
    Assist in the planning, development and evaluation of new services
    Provide troubleshooting for patrons using the Library’s website, email, and social media presence
    Assist with online outreach to promote virtual and in-person library services
    Assist with some public service, including occasional service desk shifts, technology training, troubleshooting, and other potential services to the public
    Maintain and actively encourage the staff use of the Technology Toolkit as a learning tool.
    Maintain an awareness of products, services, technology applications, and trends by reading library and technology literature, news media, and blogs, and proactively seek out and recommend areas for improvement and innovation.
    Develop organizational and technical skills as needed.


    Web design or development BA or relevant experience
    Preferred MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and/or relevant work experience in a public library or non-profit.
    Extensive experience administering a Drupal website is a must.
    Understanding of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python) software stack model for web servers
    Proven ability with and knowledge of web-based technologies, personal computers, and mobile devices across a wide-range of platforms.
    Solid judgment and the ability to work independently.
    Technical competence and a willingness to learn and grow.
    Ability to write for the web.
    Strong track record of project management.
    Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    Ability to work with limited supervision and as part of a team.

This position is full-time 40 hours per week, with occasional off-hours availability for special projects. Salary range begins at $43,825.60 with excellent benefits.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of two to three completed web projects to Eric Battaglia, Manager for Digital Services at employment@oppl.org . This search is open until the position has been filled.

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