The University of Iowa Department of Athletics seeks a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as its Web Development and Applications Manager. This is a 100%/full-time (FLSA exempt) position with full University of Iowa benefits; salary range is $51,718 to commensurate with education and experience and relevant salary market data. The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and related events with a workforce of approximately 225 regular employees and 450 temporary employees. Athletics is a people-centric organization that operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy.
Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings.
Responsibilities: Design and development of web and application solutions to meet Athletic Department needs including websites, intranets and e-commerce solutions.
Partner with all 24 sports, external relations, and other UI Athletics supporting units to define functional/technical specifications and offer solutions
Design, build and maintain microsites; including gameday, player feature pages, ticket sales explanation pages
Work closely with Marketing and Hawkeye Ticket Solutions (HTC) to optimize high value pages for lead generation and sales
Utilize assigned tools and languages to implement various application aspects including, but not limited to, style sheets, markup documents, program code, and database structures
Integration of social media content into all UI Athletics managed websites and intranets
Integration and development of point of sales systems, ticketing/merchandise sales opportunities into hawkeyesports.com
Performs ad hoc testing on recently developed web applications or application components
Serve as the primary contact with website provider for weekly calls, emergency work and continued updates of site innovations
Manage, maintain and update hawkeyesports.com, Hawkeye sports app, Athletics’ intranet and other internal unit’s websites
Proactively find and remove old content as it becomes dated on all outfacing sites
Provide monthly analytics reports and recommended actionable tasks based on data
Assist in evaluation of UI Athletics web/application and information systems needs/functionality
Analyze, document, and recommend business process design for all units and other areas where applicable
Guide and mentor junior support staff and University of Iowa student workers
Demonstrates open, friendly, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Considerable experience (typically 3-5 years) in web and application development, or website design, and building programmatic solutions in a secure environment;
Knowledge of current web standards (for HTML, CSS, AJAX, CMS, etc.) and demonstrated skill employing these in creating standards-compliant web pages;
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools and all aspects of the lifecycle of a web application; estimating, wireframing, design, frontend and backend;
Ability to effectively communicate technical information, both orally and in writing, with other technical and non-technical staff, including peers, content providers, designers, workgroups, managers, and general customers;
Working knowledge of and ability to:
Work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships,
Operate effectively within a highly regulated team environment.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, peers or managers, and general customers.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the professionalism and intensity necessary to successfully contribute to a Division I athletics program.
Familiarity working with Drupal 7/8, WordPress Platform and/or other Content Management Systems – Highly desirable
Knowledge of web analytics tools (ex. Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Site Search, etc.) - Highly desirable
Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization techniques and strategies - Highly desirable
Familiarity with web accessibility standards including WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA;
Experience utilizing tools for creating and manipulating databases (MS SQL Management Studio, dbVisualizer, etc.)
Proficiency with PHP Object Oriented Programming;
Experience with Continuous Integration tools and processes;
Experience leading teams and/or projects;
Knowledge of University of Iowa policies and procedures.
Visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for keywords “Web Development”. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission. Only applications submitted at https://jobs.uiowa.edu will be accepted. Successful candidates will be subject to a credential and criminal background check. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process.
About University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa to learn more.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.