The School of Medicine and Public Health is looking for a creative designer who can conceptualize, design and develop web content that meets mission-driven marketing, communications, and storytelling goals. This role calls for a web designer who is experienced in user-centered design principles, has excellent communication skills, and shares our commitment to creating inclusive and accessible digital content.
The Web Design Manager will be responsible for working closely with colleagues, researchers, and content experts to gather requirements, advocate for best practices and make recommendations based on data and target audience. The ideal candidate will be proactive, collaborative, organized and detail oriented and will be a direct contributor to the re-design, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the school's flagship website, med.wisc.edu, as well as several other web properties.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
Leads and participates in the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and support of websites. Serves as a subject matter expert, consultant, and main point of contact to internal and external stakeholders regarding website support.
30% Plans, implements, manages, monitors, and upgrades the unit's websites including intranets
5% Responds and troubleshoots website issues
10% Ensures website quality, efficiency, and compliance with accessibility, security, privacy, and other university requirements and laws
10% Strategizes ways to improve the user experience of the website and manages information architecture strategy
5% Monitors web traffic and website performance, and assesses performance to optimize the website and to identify, prevent, and resolve issues
10% Collaborates with others to ensure that the website aligns with brand strategy and meets the unit's standards
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Preferred Associate's Degree Degree in graphic design, computer science, or related field preferred
Required: -Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience as a web designer -Experience designing web sites in a content management system -Experience designing responsive websites -Working knowledge of HTML and CSS -Strong work samples that demonstrate web design capabilities
Preferred: -Experience designing WordPress websites -Proficiency in Adobe XD, Photoshop and Illustrator -Experience creating content and designs that meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) AA standards -Understanding of search engine optimization methodologies -Experience with Google Analytics
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Strong understanding of graphic design principles -Ability to manage large websites and successfully deliver deadline-driven projects -Commitment to staying current with web design best practices, issues, and trends -Ability to find creative design solutions while working within existing brand and editorial guidelines
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications -The starting salary for the position is $70,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
-Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
About the UW School of Medicine and Public Health
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is recognized as an international, national, and statewide leader in education, research, and service. Founded in 1907, it transformed into the nation's first School of Medicine and Public Health in 2005 to integrate the principles and power of interwoven medical and public health approaches in all of its missions. Powered by more than 5,500 employees, including over 2,000 faculty, the school's engagement spans the entire state of Wisconsin and includes a deep commitment to improvement of the health of the population. This commitment manifests itself in innovative models that serve as paradigms for the rest of the country.
Since 1848, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and one of the most prolific research institutions in the world, UW-Madison is home to those who are driven by a desire to both explore new worlds and to apply new ideas to real-world problems. The campus is home to more than 24,000 faculty and staff and 45,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students. The university is ranked the number one public university and fourth overall in Washington Monthly's 2021 College Guide and Rankings and 14th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings of best colleges. The Wisconsin Idea - the principle that the university should improve people's lives beyond the classroom - has been guiding the efforts of UW-Madison Badgers for more than a century.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter highlighting your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications, and a single document containing 3 to 5 examples of websites or web pages from your portfolio (preferably as publicly accessible URLs) and include a brief explanation of your role in each project.
You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.