School/Unit: Division of Learning Innovation and Student Success
Department: ALT Lab (1950)
Purpose of Position:
The Web Developer is an evolving position within ALT Lab. The role straddles elements of programming, web design, and faculty consulting. The web designer creates websites but also develops web-based tools and workflows.
The work varies widely and the pace is rapid. The web developer will collaborate with faculty/staff and ALT Lab personnel on an ongoing basis. Much of the current work involves, but isn't limited to, a large multi-site WordPress environment (21,000 sites). That work includes everything from faculty support and training to plugin and theme development.
Additional work is done in Discourse, Angular, Google Scripts, and with a variety of other libraries/tools/languages/APIs that fit faculty and student needs.
The web developer will also play a major role in the upkeep, expansion, and re-design of all ALT Lab-related websites including altlab.vcu.edu, online.vcu.edu and other related sites. From time to time, the web developer will also work in collaboration with other design personnel on unit-wide strategic initiatives. The ability to adapt to new platforms, take on new challenges, and work with a wide range of people successfully is essential.
We welcome individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds who will contribute to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students"
The web developer is a self-driven problem-solver. The web developer will play a significant role in creating and supporting the spectrum of web content and environments necessary for VCU's students and faculty to be successful.
Provide various levels of support for RamPages, ALT Lab's WordPress multisite installation.
Help design, implement, and develop strategies for rapid growth and distributed support in a WordPress multisite installation that grows by 7000 sites every year.
Lead the development and design of all ALT Lab-related websites.
Develop WordPress plugins and themes that solve problems, contribute to the greater WordPress development community in the spirit of open-source software, and enable new possibilities for our students and the world.
Experiment with other web-based technologies that provide new opportunities for VCU students and faculty.
Work closely with faculty to build learning experiences that engage and empower students.
Stay abreast of the newest learning technology, web development options, tools, and digital media.
Work directly with faculty in a variety of professional learning settings including individual consultations, informal settings, and formal workshops.
Create new media and curate existing open educational resources to be used by VCU faculty and students.
Deep expertise and hands-on experience with WordPress.
Willingness to be a team player who offers energy and enthusiasm.
A demonstrated desire to innovate and explore new academic technologies.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse entities to coordinate resources and deliver new services.
Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems proactively and creatively.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and teaming skills.
Proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team, and to communicate proactively within the team environment.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Experience working with university faculty and college students.
Experience with data visualization, and other innovative technologies
Audio/Video/Visual editing skills
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.