Web Developer - Visual and Performing Arts College

Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Are you an individual who would thrive playing a critical role in supporting and developing the interface that helps recruit talented visual and performing arts students? Do you have deep WordPress knowledge and enjoys working as part of a creative team?

The web developer position is based in the college's Office of Communications and is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily management of vpa.syr.edu, the college's main external-facing WordPress website, ensuring the site's stability, security, responsiveness, accessibility, functionality, performance, and quality. This position's responsibilities include coordinating and implementing any necessary CMS platform updates, migrations, etc.; developing new web design or functionality; ensuring UI/UX feasibility; establishing and maintaining cross-platform and cross browser compatibility ensuring accessibility from a variety of environments and providing suitable access by individuals with disabilities; improving SEO (search engine optimization); and identifying ways to increase website traffic in partnership with the Office of Communications staff, primarily the web content manager. In addition, the position is responsible for the development, maintenance, and support of the college's WordPress microsites, or any necessary short-term sites; the college's public-facing admissions audition registration sites; and any future web solutions development and scoping. The position is also responsible for the college's digital signage presence, including development and content integrations, and creates and maintains the college's forms-driven processes in support of the college's administrative offices. In consultation with VPA's Office of Information Technology, the position is responsible for selecting and implementing web tools, including site backups and resolution of performance issues.