Web/UI Designer

Job Title: Web/UI Designer
Position Number: FT-PROF-EM-08192019
Departments: Web Strategies
Reports To: Associate Vice President for Recruitment Marketing
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

As a member of the University’s recruitment marketing team, the web/UI designer will create positive impressions of the University through front-end design and development for hbu.edu web sites, web pages, emails, social media posts and other formats as needed. The web/UI designer will utilize both a strong graphic design sensibility and the ability to create effective and pleasing user interfaces and user experiences for both desktop and mobile platforms to realize the next generations of online visual presence for the University.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead design to maximize the impact of high visibility Houston Baptist University marketing and communication assets and initiatives
  • Improve university’s identity through the employment of best practices in branding, the development of marketing and communications products that adhere to the University’s style guide and by serving as the university’s expert on branding and style for digital applications
  • Lead user interface design for pages and sites on the hbu.edu website, including the development and presentation of wireframes, prototypes and iterative and final designs to stakeholders
  • Lead development of visuals including photographs and bespoke graphics for social media posts
  • Lead design and development of HBU-branded templates for mass emails on the Slate and iModules platforms
  • Custom design and produce broadcast emails approved by the assistant vice president for recruitment marketing
  • Provide guidance, resources and best practices in branding and web/UI design to university stakeholders involved in marketing and communication
  • Crop, enhance, optimize and handle final placement of photography for web, email, and social media
  • May occasionally assist with design and development of printed products including brochures, postcards and one-sheets
  • Update existing and develop new WordPress pages and posts in collaboration with content generators and editors and under the supervision of the assistant vice president for recruitment marketing
  • Provide training to content generators and editors in the use of WordPress Multisite for content updates and new page additions
  • May occasionally train others in use of Slate and iModules for email marketing, events pages and setup of web-based forms
  • Administer users on WordPress including setting up new employees, changing permissions for employees who transfer departments and facilitating greater access for more advanced users
  •  May assist with compilation and distribution of routine analytical reports for digital marketing (Google Analytics, virtual tour platform, Slate platform, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in graphic design, web design/development, multimedia, journalism, marketing, communications or related field required; bachelor’s preferred
  • Two years’ experience with Adobe Creative Suite for digital design (especially Photoshop, Illustrator and XD) demonstrated in an online portfolio
  • Advanced to expert level with Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with Adobe XD, InVision or comparable user interface development tool preferred
  • One year experience with WordPress Multisite or similar CMS required
    • Ability to create posts, pages and the ability to identify and troubleshoot problems within WordPress preferred
    • Skills in WordPress theme and CSS development ideal
  • Effective verbal and written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with responsive design for web and email preferred
  • One year experience with Slate preferred
  • One year experience with iModules preferred
  • Team player with demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and constituents.

 

Additional Information

In exercising these functions, the employee must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. regularly. The employee must be able to see objects up close and differentiate between colors.

Work may be subject to deadlines and require tailoring and delivering programs to meet the needs of many diverse groups. Some night and weekend activities are required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

**Disclaimer**

Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

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