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Web Designer / Administrator

Department: Mapping, Analysis and Design Effective Date: May, 2011

USG 8/9

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Client Services Manager

General Accountability

A member of the MAD team and reporting to the Client Services Manager, the Web Designer/Administrator (WDA) will be responsible for the day to day administration and maintenance of the faculty’s main public web site and internal web site including research sites. This is a hands-on development and web management position heavily emphasizing Drupal in a virtual LAMP environment, implementing campus standard themes, views, groups and modules.

Nature and Scope

The incumbent will be involved in developing and implementing the faculty’s and university’s web strategy. As part of this position, the incumbent will advise staff on how to best optimize their content for online deployment on all departmental and other web sites as required. The position requires a motivated individual to work in a creative team environment, but the incumbent is also expected to work independently to develop and implement plans in accordance with MAD and ENV’s strategic and operational plans. The WDA will have experience in web design and development with a solid creative element.

The Faculty of Environment contains a highly diverse computing environment with a wide range of equipment, software and user skill levels. The key areas of responsibility for this role include, but are not limited to:

Web Development: This includes building content types, create and manage views, build template files for new content, views and blocks, as well as build sub sites, sidebar blocks, and page structures all the while adhering to campus Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Web Maintenance: Manage all faculty sites, sub-sites, page structures, manage the navigation structure, oversee departmental sites, and install and configure Drupal Modules.

Web Design: Enhance existing areas of the ENV website within a Drupal framework and develop graphical elements for the faculty sites.

Administration: Write related documentation, implement internet strategy and policies develop and manage the web infrastructure, provide training to faculty Drupal users.

Multimedia: The WDA will work closely with the Multimedia Specialist to produce media for use in electronic strategies. This includes creation of engaging photography and video for faculty websites. This will also include the development and maintenance of digital display systems and the creation of interactive media. Time will be spent conceptualizing pictures, directing photo shoots, and taking pictures which reflect academic pursuits, research, and student life within the faculty.

Organizational Relationships:

Other positions which report directly to the Client Services Manager:

 Multimedia Specialist

 Co-op Students

 Helpdesk Assistants

Internal relationships will include significant communication with recruitment and advancement units, all departmental web site/content maintainers, faculty members, and student organizations within the Faculty of Environment.

External relationships include the sharing of expertise and effort with other campus support groups (IST, Communications and Public Affairs…etc.) that affect the Faculty of Environment. This may also include, outside vendors, contractors and associations.


Statistical Data

MAD is the primary unit in the Faculty of Environment for support of computing in 5 academic departments and administrative units, 6 public computer labs with more than 140 full-time and part-time faculty members, 126 staff members and 2500 students.

Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions

The WDA normally works in an office environment at a computing workstation. Generally the WDA carries out all responsibilities during UW business hours, but might infrequently be called upon to work outside of UW business hours if emergency conditions warrant.