Web Designer/Admin Inter

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7111979
Posted: September 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications for our web designer/administrator position. As a member of our Communications and Outreach department, you will work closely with our Leadership Initiative, Education Policy Initiative, Poverty Solutions Initiative, and other Ford School research operations to develop, update and manage their websites and related work.You will report to the Assistant director of digital strategy, with assignments and direction coming from research operation directors and staff.
The Ford School is one of the nation's foremost policy schools, housed at one of the world's great public universities. We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our communities' and our world's most pressing challenges. Our dedication to the public good is grounded in our core values and inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including efforts aimed at addressing key policy issues relevant to racial justice and antiracism. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who will contribute to the diversity of our school. To learn more about the Ford School, read about us.

Why Work at Michigan?
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Life insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Paid parental leave
Conduct content updates, maintenance, operation, and development of web sites and web-based research tools.
Assist with the creation and update of research center web sites in addition to managing and developing their current Drupal and Wordpress sites.
Design, develop, and implement HTML email campaigns. This includes assembling and managing email lists, coding message templates, and sending campaigns following proper testing and sending procedures
Produce analytic reports for web, HTML e-mail, and social media initiatives
Assure compliance with security and accessibility requirements with web projects. Maintain site and information backups.
Develop printed materials from templates, graphics for HTML emails, and web sites as needed.
Retain current programming and design skills by taking advantage of various trainings/seminars, online and in person.
Train users in the operation of sites, tools, developed solutions, and create documentation or tutorials as needed.
Assist with running and implementing webinars, including operating slides and prepping speakers.
Required Qualifications*
Bachelor’s degree in web design/development or in a related technical field, or equivalent
1+ years of professional experience developing, managing, and updating web content
Working knowledge of and experience with web-based programming languages, tools and technologies, including: PHP, MySQL, Apache, Perl, JavaScript, XML, Unix, HTML, CSS and Google Analytics
Experience with Drupal and/or Wordpress sites
Experience conducting usability testing of web sites
Excellent communication and collaboration skills