Cornell Information technologies (CIT) is a strategic enabler for many functions at Cornell. Staff working in IT are found in most colleges and units across Cornell. We are comprised of many organizations, but we work as one. By being where Cornell faculty, staff, and students are, we are able to offer services—whether needed at your desktop or to solve a major business, academic or research objective—to everyone at Cornell.
Cornell is committed to making its websites accessible to everyone. This two-year term designer position will focus on assisting site owners with bringing various key campus websites up to date to meet accessibility guidelines.
Working as a member of Cornell Information Technologies' (CIT) Custom Development (CD) team and campus stakeholders the Web Designer will at a minimum:
Review and assess the current status of various key websites.
Collaborate with Custom Development team members and site owners frequently, providing status updates as work progresses.
Update websites to meet accessibility guidelines.
Performing Quality Assurance testing on their own work, including testing other sites for compliance.
Meet with project stakeholders to determine needs and objectives; adhere to project scope and timeline.
Ensure all new work / websites meet team's base Web Accessibility standards.
Work to bring past sites up to date with Web Accessibility standards.
Review sites for Web Accessibility and provide estimates and recommendations for corrections.
Implement Responsive Web Design.
Ensure all designs display correctly in CD suite of web browsers.
Create and style content for project stakeholders.
Adhere to Cornell messaging and branding guidelines.
This is a 2 year term position.
Associate's degree with at least 2 to 4 years' of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Familiarity with WCAG 2.0 (both testing and making updates)
Able to assimilate and organize large bodies of diverse information.
Experience in the design and development of websites using CMSs such as: Drupal and WordPress.
Experience with Responsive Web Design.
Understanding of Web technologies (HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, etc.).
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
Familiar with distributed version control systems (such as GIT).
Create clear, concise documentation.
Provide estimates based on project / task descriptions.
Manage conflicting and constantly changing priorities.
Work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
User Experience skills
Able to assist with light programming (PHP)
Able to update WordPress plugins and troubleshoot bugs.
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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position
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