(Please note that this post is slightly off-topic)

I am in the process of hiring another staff member to join our team at the University at Buffalo (UB). For those of you not familiar with UB, we are a large, public research university with over 28,000 students. UB currently has 13 schools offering 78 undergraduate degrees, 177 master’s degrees and 82 doctoral degrees. My office reports through the Office of the Provost.

Below is the official job posting. The salary range is $37,662 – $45,000. Closing date for receipt of applications is May 14, 2008. Resume, cover letter, and application must be submitted online at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu referencing posting #0800156. Be advised the application process is cumbersome. UB uses third party software that has many usability issues. If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me directly at markgr [at]buffalo[dot]edu.

Job Title – Assistant Director of Web Services

Job Description

The Office of Web Services is responsible for the strategic planning, design, development, support and evaluation of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and select Provost’s Office Web sites. Reporting to the Director of Web Services, this position acts as the content lead and is directly responsible for developing and managing online content, balancing technical proficiency with artistic and editorial creativity. Responsibilities include maintaining editorial writing quality and monitoring online content for appropriate style. The incumbent acts as the liaison between Web Services and unit content managers. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the overall planning, development and maintenance of sites.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or a related field, plus three years of relevant experience, preferably in higher education. A combination of education and experience equivalency will be considered. Must have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Must have strong creative and artistic ability and advanced knowledge of Web design practices and techniques. Expert knowledge of XHTML and CSS required. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with relevant software including image editing, graphic design, page layout, and web authoring. Experience with emerging technologies including RSS, blogs, wikis, social networks and rich media. Proficient with diverse computer operation systems including Windows, Mac OS and UNIX.