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With a diverse and energizing team, University Communications fosters an imaginative and forward-thinking environment. Our office is full of creative, enthusiastic communicators who know how to use strong writing, design, and web developing skills to get attention. Do we have yours? Take a look at the following job descriptions to see whether you fit the mold.

(Don’t worry, you can break the mold, too. We like that.)

Employment Opportunities

JOB SUMMARY 

Under the general supervision of designated supervisor, applies expertise and knowledge of web development and management techniques to design, develop, analyze and maintain effective web-based applications.  

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Understands project objectives, gathers project requirements, and designs web-based solutions to accomplish objectives.
  2. Plans, designs and develops web-based solutions, including web sites, web applications, or mobile applications.
  3. Collaborates with a cross-functional team of designers, copywriters and others.
  4. Plans and conducts testing and debugging of applications and sites.
  5. Prepares documentation to guide application users.
  6. Researches and stays apprised of emerging technologies, techniques and trends in the web development industry.
  7. Supports existing Department web sites and applications.
  8. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Bachelor's degree in computer-related field and at least two years of programming experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Strong demonstrated knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript and CSS
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of modern JavaScript frameworks such as React or Vue
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of PHP or other object-oriented web programming language used in web application development
  5. Demonstrated abilities in analytical reasoning and logical problem solving
  6. Experience in developing for WordPress
  7. Basic demonstrated knowledge of desktop applications, such as word processor and spreadsheets
  8. Good written and oral communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS 

  1. Job history indicating growth and development in the field
  2. Working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL)
  3. Experience in managing web, file, and application server environments
  4. Experience in managing desktop computer environments
  5. Experience in Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques and web accessibility
  6. Revision Control (Git, Subversion/SVN) experience
  7. Computer networking experience 

University Communications is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek skilled, engaged candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environments throughout the University.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent, full-time position at the Storrs Campus. The salary for this position is budgeted in the mid-to-high $60’s, and is accompanied by an excellent benefits package. For more information regarding benefits please visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/employee-benefits-overview/.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search 495772 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 28, 2021.

Internship Opportunities

Application Details – Period, Process & Required Materials:

Apply September—November for spring internship; apply February—March for fall internship; Submit all required materials including Résumé, Cover Letter and Video Work Samples to Bret Eckhardt. (See below for contact information).

Eligible Class Standings & Minimum GPA:

Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student; 2.00 /4.00

Credit, Compensation & Hours:

Please see guidelines for earning academic credit for your internship at https://career.uconn.edu/earn-credit-for-your-internship/.; Unpaid; Credit required; 10—12 hours per week

Description of Internship Site:

University Communications is dedicated to sharing the news of the University of Connecticut and the surrounding communities. Through proactive approaches to coordinated, multimedia communication, the University of Connecticut seeks to be the primary source of information and imagery pertaining to or affecting the institution. The university endeavors to directly engage stakeholders and targeted audiences in a professional and creative manner that accurately conveys, supports, and develops a quality brand image of a top institution fostering life transformative education, impactful research and innovation, and a diverse and inclusive community serving the people of Connecticut and the world.

Description of Internship Position:

The Multimedia Intern provides technical and creative skills in audio/video production and assists the Multimedia Producers in carrying out a wide range of video production activities. This includes pre-production, scheduling, shooting and editing video, and publishing / promoting videos on social media. Work responsibilities will include the following:

  • The intern will have the opportunity to collaborate and be mentored by multimedia producers and serve as an assistant on video shoots
  • The intern will work towards a more independent production role over the course of the semester, culminating in several finished videos toward the end of the semester that are focused in areas of their interest.
  • The intern will learn from other communications professionals and have the opportunity to work with writers, editors and web designers.
  • The intern will have the opportunity to learn new about new video production software and hardware outside of the department through online training resources that are available
  • University Communications is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Additional Important Details:

  • Student interns can be from any major as long as they have an interest in multimedia communication. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

For More Information, Contact:

Bret Eckhardt
Director, Multimedia
University Communications, Lakeside Building
(860)486-0872 or bret.eckhardt@uconn.edu