I am in the process of hiring two additional staff members 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 and is responsible for sites directly related to recruitment, retention, and academic policies and services.

Below is the official job posting. Closing date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2009. Resume, cover letter, and application must be submitted online at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/ referencing posting # 0900017. Be advised the application process is cumbersome. UB uses third party software that has many usability issues.

Again, this job posting is for two positions. 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.  Web Services is currently responsible for 70 sites, many of them mission critical to the university including the Office of Admissions, the Student Response Center (Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid), Academic Advising, the Undergraduate Catalog, UB2020 Strategic Strengths, and the Office of the Provost.

Reporting directly to the Director of Web Services, this position will assist with the design and development of numerous university sites balancing technical proficiency with artistic and editorial creativity. For more information, visit http://webservices.buffalo.edu

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree plus three to five years of experience in complex web development, preferably in higher education.  A combination of education and experience will be considered.  Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS. Advanced knowledge of web design practices and techniques.  Strong oral and written communication skills along with excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced graphic design and multimedia design skills. Advanced knowledge of Web application development, including PHP, PERL, ASP, etc. Strong knowledge of relevant software including image editing, graphic design, page layout, and web authoring. Experience with social media tools and their application in higher education Proficient with diverse computer operation systems including Windows, Mac OS and UNIX.