University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Web Ops Specialist

  • Full-time
  • $25k-$50k/mo
  • a month ago

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.
Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.
Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.
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Marketing & Communications
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Summary of Job Duties:

This position is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining University websites that comply with branding standards, accessibility guidelines, and usability guidelines set forth by the University. Using HTML, CSS, SQL, and PHP, the successful candidate will work with team members and campus stakeholders to identify project requirements, assist with technical design, implementation, and maintenance of websites and website features. Demonstrated experience in both web design and front-end development are required. This position reports to the Director of Web Services.


Required Education and/or Work Experience: Must have at least two years of professional experience. Bachelor’s degree in Web Design/Development, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a related field.
Working Relationship: Work as part of a dynamic team that impacts and interacts with all departments on campus. Frequent contact with employees.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the administration of the university’s web content management system. Provide suggested design for sites utilizing existing CMS elements and custom CSS, and work with web content team and web editors across campus to implement and publish approved designs.
  • Provide design and front-end code for website projects that demand new or unique design outside of the existing web design elements.
  • Make improvements to CMS with the goals of enhancing editor experience and improving the front-end site performance and technical SEO.
  • Provide project management and participate in requirement gathering sessions for design and development projects as assigned, including working with campus clients to define needs and goals and present technical solutions to meet those goals.
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Knowledge of SXL and XML coding languages
  • Knowledge of web template development
  • Knowledge of software and hardware implementation process
  • Experience building websites that are responsive across desktop, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Demonstrated ability to write clean and maintainable code
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate technical concept to a non-technical audience
  • Successful experience with implementing SEO Best Practices
  • Demonstrated project leadership
  • Ability to brainstorm creative solutions to problems
Additional Information:
Working Relationship: Work as part of a dynamic team that impacts and interacts with all departments on campus. Frequent contact with employees.
Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Optional Documents:
Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, please apply by January 20th, 2023.
Recruitment Contact Information:
Human Resources 479-788-7080
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.