The University of Pittsburgh's Office of University Communications is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Web Architect. The Web Architect is responsible for developing methods of organizing and labeling Web sites, e-newsletters, discussion forums, and other digital/online formats. As a member of the University's interactive communication team, the Web architect will determine ways to bring principles of information architecture to enhance user experience and support the usability and accessibility of University interactive communications.
Working in collaboration with Web producers, developers, and designers, the Web Architect studies the site concept, strategy, and target audience. The architect produces workflow diagrams, user scenarios, and storyboard.
This position requires at least three to five years experience creating information architecture solutions and navigation methods across multiple Web sites or related digital interactive projects. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of architecture concepts, best practices, visualization tools, and latest trends. Requires an understanding of W3C standards, CMS systems, software, and products associated with the delivery of interactive technologies.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
At least three to five years of professional work overseeing user experience, information architecture, and strategy for interactive/digital projects. Demonstrated experience performing the job responsibilities in previous work.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.