Web Developer-Marketing, Annual Giving & Stewardship
Rochester Institute of Technology
Internal Number: 2965494
Web Developer-Marketing, Annual Giving & Stewardship 6642BR University Advancement Marketing, Annual Giving & Stewardship
Detailed Job Description Responsible for developing and maintaining multiple web-based applications and websites for University Advancement. Responsible for the entire web development process for the division including testing and documentation of processes where needed as well as providing on-going support and updates of web applications. Follows industry best practices in application/web design and development, both in terms of the user interface and site usability as well as the integration of the front-end design with back-end server technologies. Must be able to work collaboratively, be deadline oriented and eager to learn and employ new web technologies.
Create, manipulate and maintain high-quality web based applications and technologies based on system design specifications and with regard to the overall user experience.
Apply systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users in the division and across campus, to determine software functional specifications.
Ensure optimization and functionality of websites designed; conduct usability testing where necessary.
Create and maintain website content and graphics; build micro-sites and landing pages as needed and in support of fundraising and alumni engagement goals.
Develop dynamic websites using forms, authentication, database integration, automated email responses, and client and server-side validation.
Work with customers to gather needs assessment and respond to shifting needs.
Interact with internal partners and external vendors on web initiatives.
Monitor web server and technical performance of websites.
Provide training to others in the division specific to the internally facing work request portal and the content management system, Drupal.
Able to work within and adhere to the university's brand, web, information security and accessibility standards.
Utilize Blackbaud Luminate Online (or similar system) to:
Design, coordinate, create, schedule and distribute broadcast emails.
Set up the alumni events and corresponding landing pages to facilitate registration; maintain all necessary forms.
Create team-based fundraising pages in support of the Crowdfunding at RIT program.
Build appropriate giving forms that enable online donations to be taken easily and securely.
Other duties as assigned.
Department/College Description At Rochester Institute of Technology, our mission is to shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, diverse and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design for the greater good. In the Division of University Advancement at RIT, we are dedicated to advancing this mission by fostering deep and meaningful connections with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the resources available to the university through greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support. As Advancement professionals, we seek support from a variety of investors to ensure a life-transforming RIT education is accessible to the talented students who seek to join us.
RITs Division of University Advancement (UADV) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with each other, our constituents and our broader communities. We are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices to promote even greater diversity through our employee retention and hiring, accessibility, marketing materials, constituent engagement and in pursuit of our philanthropic goals.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Three to five years of web development experience. Web technology, marketing tools and systems administration required.
Educational background that combines marketing and computer science/web development is ideal.
Web content management systems, including theming
CMS implementation using Drupal or willingness to learn Drupal
Use of CSS media queries to build responsive websites
Software development life-cycle process, software quality assurance processes, and source code control
Successfully dealing with cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility issues
Working with web-database application development
Image manipulation in PhotoShop
Video editing a plus
Experience monitoring industry trends, technologies, and standards and ability to research, recommend, and apply new technologies as they emerge.
Experience communicating technical issues with non-technical people using both verbal and written communications.
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119A
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .