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University of Rochester Web Developer - 229667 in Rochester, New York

Web Developer Job ID 229667

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Ofc Sr Vice Pres Advancement





Position will report directly to the Senior Director, Internet and Digital Technology and provide assistance and support of internet-based and digital products for the offices of University Advancement. The responsibilities of the position will encompass, but may not necessarily be limited to, what’s outlined below including web development, event support, email marketing support and digital technologies support. Assists Internet and Digital Technology in ensuring quality assurance and web standards across Advancement products and properties.


Under general direction and with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative:

40% Web Development

Assist with the building of new websites, updates for expanding current websites, creating landing pages and building of micro sites for smaller projects.

  • Provide web development support to assist with cost-effective decisions to redesign websites in-house, as well as reduce add-on expenses for outsourcing the development of websites.

  • Building landing pages and micro-sites for gift announcements, alumni stories, marketing stories, capital projects, mini-case brochure pages, etc.

  • Assist with increasing the capacity to accommodate more internal complete web projects as required.

  • Requires working knowledge of PHP, fluency in Java/JavaScript, HTML, CSS, LESS, Responsive Web Design, and multiple WordPress page-building applications (Muffin Builder, Visual Composer, etc). Be comfortable learning new web-based editor tools such as Kentico and Cascade Server.

20% Event Support

Assist events managers with revenue-generating products to create and manage their events using online event registration and peer-to-peer fundraising web pages.

  • Assist and manage the creation of creative assets for web pages.

  • Assist with site setup, registration forms, and configurations based upon the needs of the event managers.

  • Ongoing customer support for technical issues.

  • Run and send reports to customers upon request, weekly, or bi-weekly.

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group training for new employees.

  • Support virtual event technology with Zoom and other similar webinar and live streaming technology.

20% Email Marketing Support

Assist with strategizing and the implementation of e-mails and landing pages for direct solicitations to provide optimal return on investment.

  • Implement best practices for direct solicitations by providing aesthetically pleasing, targeted messages and marketing pieces (mailer or e-mail) that would prompt a call to action by the potential donor. The call to action would consist of giving directly or to link back to a customized landing page.

  • Customize the landing page to be consistent with the design and message of the solicitation, provide additional information and call to action to donate. This would include design, layout and building of landing pages; design layout and building of e-mails, and assisting with banner creation.

  • Requires working knowledge of a variety of web technologies including HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design, and editing tools such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop.

  • Assist with data management and data imports into third-party email tools such as MyEmma.

  • Proficiency with main email platform delivered MyEmma.

20% Digital Technologies Support

Assist in providing additional digital technologies support for a variety of our products, tools and services we support to Advancement and Alumni Relations.

  • Working knowledge of e-commerce and assisting with the support of online giving forms.

  • Provide support for Intranet site currently build on SharePoint – including updates to content, news and announcements, intake form support, new pages and sections, etc.

  • Working knowledge of .NET programming, Java, Javascript preferred.

  • Provide support for the alumni online directory, career tools, MyEmma, Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar, iModules design and functionality enhancements/customizations, and the Advancement intranet and departmental giving pages.

  • Quality assurance and testing

  • Ongoing review of the content of web properties to ensure consistency with formatting and accessibility

  • Ongoing review of content to ensure public facing webpages adheres to industry and University best practices.

  • Additional support as needed with our ever-expanding services of digital technologies.


  • Bachelors degree with 1-2 years of work experience in web development and web analytic tools, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Experience with managing/maintaining websites and email campaigns.

  • Expert knowledge of HTML, HTML5, CSS, LESS, and cross-device support.

  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery mobile, PHP (ASP.NET a plus).

  • Familiarity with relational databases.

  • Experience in fundraising and/or alumni relations environments.

  • Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken communications with technical and non-technical staff.

  • Ability to use WordPress (and third party content builders such as Visual Composer, MuffinBuilder, Pexeto Panel, Corporate Communications CMS’s), MS Office/Project, SharePoint Designer, full Adobe product suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, Media Encoder) Dreamweaver (or equivalent), Zoom and other webinar and live streaming technology.

  • Experience in social media, SEO, and emerging trends in electronic marketing.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across diverse organizations.


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required.

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office required.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as be a strong cross-functional team player.

  • Proven ability to document procedures and train customers to perform tasks as required.

  • Experience with and knowledge of academic fundraising and working with advancement/development staff is preferred, but not required.

  • Experience with application and infrastructure architectures with particular emphasis on modern web application development.

  • Working knowledge of relevant web technologies, including standard web development tools and techniques and relational database experience.

  • Must have the ability to quickly grasp new applications, tools, programs, and policies.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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