Web Developer for Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections

Clinton, NY
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Created: August 16, 2019


Hamilton College and its Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division are trailblazers in supporting teaching, learning and faculty/student scholarship. In addition to the support provided for traditional library and IT services, LITS staff are actively engaged in efforts to support digital scholarship in innovative ways, including the campus wide Digital Hamilton strategic initiative. We are a member of national and regional consortia including the Oberlin Group, the Islandora Collaboration Group, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, and the Council on Library and Information Resources. LITS, and Hamilton College, have a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development of our employees, supporting and encouraging our staff to seek opportunities to expand and strengthen their skills. 

We seek a collaborative, creative, strategic thinker to join LITS in the role of Web Developer for Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections. Reporting to the Associate Director, Metadata and Digital Initiatives, the incumbent will work independently and in consultation with colleagues in LITS to provide web development, technical support, and maintenance that will enhance teaching and scholarly work at Hamilton College.



  • Thorough knowledge of, and experience with Web technologies.

  • Expertise with content management systems such as Drupal.

  • The ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.

  • Above average customer service skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to communicate technical information (both written and verbally) to technical and non-technical people in a supportive and meaningful way.

  • Must embrace learning and working with constantly changing technology.  

  • Work collaboratively within our team, the department, and across the college.

  • Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diversity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performs Web and mobile application and interface programming in Drupal, standards-compliant HTML 5, CSS, SQL, JavaScript/AJAX, PHP, and other development tools as needed.

  • Provides high level user support for existing Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections Web applications.

  • Work in collaboration with faculty to implement new Web based academic projects.  Integral to this responsibility:

    • perform needs assessments

    • define project requirements and corresponding timelines for project completion

    • develop applications/solutions to support project completion

    • ensures adherence to stated timelines, taking follow-up action as necessary

    • report on progress of project to all necessary parties

  • Builds interfaces with other college information systems for the efficient sharing of information and transfer between these systems and Web applications.

  • Collaboratively and independently evaluates and supports third party, including cloud, tools for use in Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections.

  • Manages programming/integration projects at a tactical level, including utilization of student assistants/interns to complete tasks and periodically serving as project lead.

  • Other duties

    • In cooperation with Network Services, maintains a stable and reliable hardware and software environment for the Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections Web presence 

    • Keeps abreast of new Web and other information systems technologies; make periodic recommendations for Metadata and Digital Strategies Unit and campus initiatives  

    • Prepares documentation of workflow procedures and systems to assure continuity of operations, including system restarts  

    • Recommend and implement appropriate assessment methods

    • Participate in cross-team, cross-departmental, and consortial efforts as a representative of Metadata and Digital Strategies

    • Work closely with members of Business Intelligence and Web Services to ensure that initiatives, projects, and technology align with College policy

    • Serve on department, campus, and consortial committees

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Published: Friday, August 16, 2019 18:57 UTC

Last updated: Friday, August 16, 2019 18:57 UTC