Reports to: Associate Director of Information Technology
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2022
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The information technology department collaborates with the rest of the community to further the College’s mission, as well as providing a wide range of academic and administrative technology support and services to the Hampshire community. As part of the information technology (IT) team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The web developer II works as part of a team, particularly with the rest of the web team and the enterprise systems team, and with other staff, faculty, students, and outside firms as needed, to design, develop, install, and maintain various websites and web-delivered services and applications for the College, including custom interfaces to Hampshire College’s ERP, Colleague.
As part of the IT department, this position may work to support other department projects, tasks, and events as necessary and as assigned.
Familiarity with database query languages such as SQL, and data exchange formats such as JSON
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression concepts and issues, especially as they apply to programming, learning management systems, and other IT services.
Experience developing within an application framework such as Django
Comfort with command line access to servers and git repositories
Solid working knowledge of common DevOps techniques, including docker deployment, continuous integration, and automated testing
Incorporates an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens into regular practice.
A solid appreciation of web accessibility concerns
Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
Experience developing a JS such as React
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
Four-year college degree or equivalent
Three years of experience designing and implementing database-backed web sites, with a concern for maintainability and extensibility
Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.
Learning Management Systems such as Moodle
Web server administration
Agile development methods
Atomic design principles, as applied to style guides and design systems
CSS methodologies such as OOCSS, BEM, and SMACSS
Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.hampshire.edu.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Review of applications will begin on July 13, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.