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Web Application Development Manager
College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Web Application Development Manager serves as a regular, full time, 12-month position with primary responsibility for providing administrative and project management, web development, and technical expertise for hosting and web architecture, application development, online educational delivery systems, and internal business applications in support the educational outreach mission of University of Illinois Extension.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Manage day-to-day operations of the Extension web development team, including client consultation and communication.
· Supervise, manage and set workflow priorities for Extension web initiatives, including more than 300 websites and multiple large business applications.
· Monitor and manage support for existing web applications and internal systems.
· Establish guidelines and procedures for providing program areas services and work with staff and clientele to resolve any difficult situations that might arise.
· Develop and implement plans for professional growth and competence.
· Serve as supervisor and manager of the unit’s extra help and student workers
· Develop site architecture and programming strategy for database-driven websites and web applications and guide programming staff to implement to completion.
· Work with clients to develop and document web application functional requirements.
· Respond in a timely manner to questions and requests for assistance; provide professional advice and assistance to administration and staff regarding the creation or revision of website pages and information.
· Provide analysis and make recommendations to the Director of Information Technology regarding Extension strategic web initiatives, hosting solutions, server, database, and hardware needs, budgeting, security, accessibility, and staff training.
· Assist field and campus units within Extension with integrating new and existing applications into local workflows.
· Coordinate as needed with communications, marketing, and technology services groups within Extension.
· Guide web development projects from conceptualization to launch to evaluation - outlining and tracking project milestones including time, budget, and personnel.
· Implementation/coordination of adhering to college/campus/university branding guidelines
· Communicate with Extension campus and field staff about web services, products, and training.
· Work involves occasional travel. Will involve flexible hours.
· Comply with Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work and responsibilities. Assist Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports if needed.
· Perform other duties and responsibilities to further the mission of U of I Extension as may be assigned by the Director of Information Technology.
· Six years of progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession, including the design, creation, and implementation of professional websites. College course work with a concentration in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one (1) year, 90 semester hours equals two (2) years, 120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals three (3) years.
· Two years of total work experience in a supervisory or lead worker capacity in an IT environment.
· Project management experience in a multi-client, multi-project web development environment.
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
· Three or more years of experience in leading or managing a web development and services unit including department management, systems implementation, project management, and/or customer relations.
· Experience with the Drupal web content management system.
· Experience in an agile development environment using scrum methods and tools.
· Demonstrable experience in delivering database-driven websites.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Expert knowledge of website development process – from idea concept through implementation including but not limited to web coding standards, accessibility requirements, and responsive web design.
· Demonstrated ability to manage or lead professional staff. Extensive knowledge of project management methods, procedures, and tools in a web development environment.
· Extensive knowledge of web application development practices and standards in a higher ed environment.
· Excellent organizational skills; able to manage multiple long-term projects along with urgent smaller tasks.
· Strong communication skills, including ability to present to clients, stakeholders, and administration.
· Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to multitask, work in a team-oriented environment as well as work independently.
· Knowledge of SEO best practices, and knowledge of purpose and mission of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and University of Illinois Extension is preferred.
To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements.
SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:
This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, Civil Service Information Technology Manager position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience. One position available for hire.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION:
Applications must be received by April 13, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button (https://go.illinois.edu/143281). If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. Please be sure to address how you meet each requirement of the position in your cover letter and/or resume. To complete the application process:
Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.
In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Ashley Grilo (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.