Web Developer & Designer @ UCLA - Los Angeles, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Web Developer & Designer

UCLA - Los Angeles, CA

The Marketing & Communications Department within UCLA Housing & Hospitality (H&H) provides comprehensive in-house creative support for all H&H units in a very high-volume, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Department creative services span the areas of web, print, and digital communications targeted to diverse audiences which include students, parents, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors to the university. Internal clients include the following H&H departments: Administration, HR & Payroll North, UCLA Dining Services, UCLA Housing Services, Room Operations, University Apartments, UCLA Conferences & Catering, the UCLA Guest House, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, and the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge & Bruin Woods Family Resort. Clients also include other departments within UCLA Administration.

Primary responsibilities of the Web Developer & Designer include the development of professional, visually appealing, user friendly, and responsive websites for UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services departments. Duties encompass the creation, updating, maintenance, and improvement of existing websites using and integrating new technologies, platforms, and software. The incumbent will use programming languages, content management systems, and graphic design software to accomplish the above. Web development skills should include extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Git, JavaScript/jQuery, gulp.js, node.js, and PHP. CMS administration experience, particularly WordPress and WP theme modification/customization, is also necessary. Incumbent will work in conjunction with internal H&HS Information Technology group to ensure that all websites developed, updated, and managed are compliant with UCOP approved practices and guidelines. The Web Developer & Designer will also design and develop email campaigns and implement special projects for interactive applications by using relevant and appropriate technologies, including testing and trouble-shooting.

The successful candidate for the position will possess a broad variety of knowledge and skills in project management, analysis, and effective communications to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and actively engage with clients.

Percentage of Time:

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position




Minimum of a B.S. or B.A. degree, or three years of equivalent work experience in Web Development & Design, Computer Science, Communications, Graphic Design or related field with knowledge of web, design, and publishing concepts.


In-depth knowledge of website design, development, and maintenance using applicable languages such as HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Git, JavaScript/jQuery, gulp.js, node.js, and PHP.


Detailed knowledge of UI/X standards, practices,

and principles regarding the design and production

of websites.


In-depth knowledge of web design, including software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.


Detailed knowledge of industry standards, practices, and principles regarding the design and production of websites.


Demonstrated skill in performing system testing, problem identification and resolution, and performance analysis in the Web environment.


Working knowledge and experience in implementing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for websites.


Skill in the design and development of user targeted web-based media for public information, product/service marketing, and customer service/education.


High levels of competency using the following software programs: Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD and LiveCycle); knowledge of and proficiency in graphic design principles; knowledge of typography and effective use of type.


Ability to manipulate images using Photoshop to help meet marketing and communications objectives on various projects.


Knowledge of or ability to learn Oracle RightNow software and MailChimp to develop and deploy email marketing campaigns.


Proven knowledge and use of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction, and formatting styles.


Verbal communication and presentation skills to communicate technical and non-technical information to persons of varying backgrounds, technical expertise, and levels of authority.


Ability to relay complex information clearly, concisely, logically, and diplomatically in person or in writing. Ability to write and edit grammatically correct reports, business documents, and emails.


Skill in listening actively and perceptively with ability to respond appropriately.


Demonstrated project management experience including ability to independently prioritize and track complex and competing schedules; ability to proactively anticipate and complete tasks; ability to self-initiate programs. Analytical skills to administer all aspects of a project with excellent follow-through.


Ability to multi-task, prioritize work, take initiative, and meet deadlines in an environment with fluctuating workloads and competing deadlines and demands. Proven ability to be adaptable and flexible.


Demonstrated research and analytical skills to analyze problems in a multifaceted way and to develop and implement innovative solutions and track the effectiveness of different techniques.


Proven ability to have a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy in analyzing data, reports, and information.


Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate on projects as needed, exhibiting strong interpersonal skill. Ability to interact successfully and diplomatically in one-on-one and group situations and build cooperative and effective professional relationships.


Superior customer service skills and positive attitude with the ability to provide a high level of customer satisfaction.


Ability to work unusual or on-call hours on short notice in order to resolve critical problems or comply with testing, maintenance, or presentation schedules.


Working knowledge of Windows and Macintosh, computer operating systems, platforms, and peripherals.


Proven skills in creating wireframes, comps, and final design layouts for websites.


Working knowledge of social media channels to

creative campaigns, promote and support a brand, and engage audiences through these efforts.


Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:

External Posting Date:

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