Las Cruces, NM
Posted: September 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.
NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.
The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.
Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Web Communications team in the layout and design of web templates, establish web design standards and best practices, and contribute to the strategic planning of web goals and objectives. Develop and create graphic content for websites. Ensure websites have consistent visual imagery and adhere to the university’s brand identity program. Update content and visual imagery on websites.
Develops and maintains integrated web sites of unusual complexity, broad scope, and key importance to a major division or principal operating component.Participates in the strategic planning of web site goals and objectives and functionality and usability standards. Creates or coordinates the creation of written and graphic content, and logic structure of the sites, in collaboration with a variety of internal and external constituencies. Guides, trains, and coordinates the activities of lower level staff.
Classification Standard Duties
Develops and maintains integrated plans for the organization’s internet presence, based on management goals and priorities; participates in the establishment of internet policies, directions, and standards. Participates in the overall design structuring of the web sites; creates enhancements and modifications, and organizes and maintains the sites.Develops and implements plans to obtain and maintain a high level of functionality, usability, and design structure for the web sites. Assesses new standards, technologies and trends, and formulates strategies and plans for future enhancement of web sites. Ensures that web sites are accessible from a variety of different environments. Produces a consistent visual image on the web sites including maintenance of templates and image archives. Oversees, executes, and/or coordinates web programming, using a variety of authoring languages, creation and implementation of image links, uploading of pages to the web site, and updating of information on pages and databases. Ensures that images are delivered to the viewer at sufficiently high speed and quality. Researches, develops, and coordinates the creation of comprehensive editorial and graphic layouts for new sections and/or features on the sites. May lead and/or guide the work of other staff or students engaged in similar functions. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of web-based graphic design and layout. Knowledge of a comprehensive range of web programming software and authoring languages. Knowledge and understanding of internet operations and functionality, and of a wide range of internet programming and design tools.
Web planning and organizing skills. Research and analytical skills. Skill in computer graphics and layout.
Ability to apply web design principles and techniques to the creation and enhancement of integrated, complex web sites. Ability to evaluate new and evolving website technologies. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.