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Webmaster Specialist

Apply now Job no: 492963
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Information Technology/IT


The Albin O Kuhn Library & Gallery 


The Webmaster will be a member of the Library Information Technology Services team. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Strategies, the incumbent will be responsible for the design and management of an evolving library web presence in order to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.  Specific duties include:

  • Ongoing analysis of the Library’s web architecture, improve the user experience, and implement a holistic web design that will streamline access to services and resources;
  • Serve as Chair for the Library Web Committee, and design and deliver appropriate training and documentation in support of library staff and units;
  • Work collaboratively with librarians and other library staff to identify, develop and implement web delivery of resources, services, and information and to troubleshoot problems;
  • Work closely with Library Information Technology staff to maintain website functionality in conjunction with library software implementation and upgrades and will assist with library assessment projects;
  • Work with the campus Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and others as appropriate to maintain compliance with campus web design and ADA requirements;
  • Remain up to date on current technologies, research emerging technologies, and recommend changes;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in information systems, computer science, or a related degree
  • Demonstrated web programming ability and proficiency in commonly used web programming languages and applications such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, Ajax/XML, MySQL, and WordPress
  • Demonstrated ability in relational database and web architecture design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically, to study problems and develop well-reasoned and supported solutions
  • Skill in translating student and faculty needs into web functions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others and lead projects to completion
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Academic library experience preferred
  • Experience with XSLT, Python, SML, jQuery and building mobile or responsive sites preferred

  • Graphic design experience preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit application materials by July 19, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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