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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Apply now Job no: 492893
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Communications/ Marketing/ Public Relations

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Web Designer
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Marketing & Strategic Communications
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Design and develop web and digital media as needed, including but not limited to
landing pages, banners, social ads and content, emails, digital signage and other
digital graphics
B. Continuously improve our website through design and front-end development.
Identify areas where the website can be improved - to better communicate our
value, be more user-friendly and increase engagement and conversion metrics -
and work to address them on a regular
C. Perform updates to the University’s websites including but not limited to new
pages, content, features and functionality
Essential Duties

A. Design and develop web and digital media as needed, including but not limited to
landing pages, banners, social ads and content, emails, digital signage and other
digital graphics
1. Create solutions that transform the University’s web presence into an
effective marketing and strategic communication platform
2. Ensure that creative solutions meet the University’s brand story
requirements and style guidelines
3. Serve as a creative leader for the University’s web presence
B. Continuously improve our website through design and front-end development.
Identify areas where the website can be improved - to better communicate our

value, be more user-friendly and increase engagement and conversion metrics -
and work to address them on a regular
1. Ensure that the University’s websites meet web content accessibility
guidelines, usability standards and performance requirements
2. Partner with campus web team(s) to understand and capture emerging
website requirements
3. Design, develop, implement and measure improvements to the
University’s web presence

C. Perform updates to the University’s websites including but not limited to new
pages, content, features and functionality
1. Support campus web team(s) in performing updates to pages and content
2. Create and maintain design and technical documentation for the
University’s websites and WordPress environments
3. Cultivate and maintain high satisfaction with campus web team(s) through
dependable, remarkable service

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Strong knowledge and ability to design, develop and execute strategic
and current web designs, with a focus on usability and responsive design
(mobile experience a plus) using Adobe Creative Suite applications such
as Photoshop, XD or Illustrator
2. Ability to communicate brand and follow a style guide for consistent
design across platforms
3. Ability to lead projects from design layout and wireframes to fully-
functioning pages
4. Ability to proof web content to assure quality
5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
through both oral and written channels
6. Strong organizational and time management skills
7. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
8. Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects
while meeting set deadlines
9. Ability to work independently, take initiative and assume responsibility for
assigned projects and duties
10. Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude, courtesy and discretion in dealing
with faculty, staff, students, university officials and the public
11. Possess a passion for using digital channels to communicate the brand,
reach target audiences and inspire engagement

B. Training modules required
1. Attend occasional out of town conferences and training

Qualifications

A. Professional
1. Bachelor’s degree preferred

2. 3-5 years of experience designing and developing WordPress websites –
portfolio examples required
3. Experience with responsive design for mobile and desktop
4. Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software including but not limited
to Photoshop, XD and Illustrator
5. Extensive understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred
B. Personal
1. Excellent organizational, time and self-management skills
2. Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
3. Strong sense of initiative and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
and under pressure on multiple projects
4. Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills for achieving goals

Physical Demands A. Work is performed in an office environment; must have the ability to sit or stand
for longer periods of time
B. Work extended hours at certain times of the year
C. Ability to handle stress well
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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