Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Marketing and Communications
Campus: Lincoln Center (LC) - NYC
Fordham University Marketing and Communications seeks to hire a talented product manager with development skills to serve as our University Web Developer. This position is part of the Online Communications team and reports to the Senior Director of Online Communications. Our team is responsible for all aspects of the University's primary web presence (www.fordham.edu) and many of the most visible sites within the fordham.edu domain, as well as other forms of online communications such as email marketing. We are also responsible for establishing and enforcing online brand standards throughout the University's digital properties. In addition, we serve as consultants for the university community regarding best practices in information architecture, user journeys, SEO, design, accessibility, online communications, and content management.
The University Web Developer will have an eye for design and the ability to create a seamless user experience for the entire Fordham community. Helping to ensure Fordham's unique character, brand, reputation, and community are presented in all of our digital efforts clearly and vibrantly.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement pursuant to University's Hybrid/Remote Work Policy. Please review the policy here.
Applies design thinking and human-centered design principles to our digital communications to further enhance the University's strategic enrollment and fundraising efforts.
Delivers high quality tested code that follows engineering best practices. Produces documentation on code purpose and maintenance.
Participates as a primary stakeholder in planning the product roadmap and managing priorities to align with the University's strategic plan.
Works with University Information Technology and outside vendors to resolve technical issues and improve site/system performance.
Maintains the accessibility of Fordham's digital properties and champions accessibility to the wider University community.
Develops and maintains cross-client responsive email templates.
Oversees data integrations between digital communications properties and other relevant systems.
Troubleshoots and resolves potential bugs and inefficiencies.
Directs and supervises the work of student workers as necessary.
Helps provide support and guidance to our user community by developing online guides and training tutorials.
Communicates and trains other team members on web and email functionalities.
Performs additional duties as needed.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 4 years of professional experience writing semantic HTML5 and modern SCSS for responsive applications. Experience coding HTML from scratch.
An eye for design.
Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Familiarity with code libraries.
Experience with modern build tools and version control (eg: Git or GitHub)
Experience with web services.
Deep understanding of cross-browser and cross-email-client compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop.
Proficiency with ADA compliance.
Experience developing within and extending CMS frameworks.
Must utilize sound judgement and decision-making, identifying opportunities and also understanding possible repercussions of code modifications.
Experience with user testing and user-centered design.
Experience with SEO.
Familiarity with RESTful API integration.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to convey technical concepts to stakeholders and other non-technical staff.
Empathy with the many different types of users who interact with our site.
Willingness to learn and champion Fordham's Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity.
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.