Front-End Web Developer Job at Murray State University, Murray, KY

  • Murray State University
  • Murray, KY

Job Description

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Front-End Web Developer

Number of Vacancies:


About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:


Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt (Hourly)


Web Management

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides assistance to the Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing in developing the Murray State website, digital marketing initiatives, and administration of the content management system.

  • Assists in providing digital content that communicates with prospective students and clients.
  • Designs and creates content for web according to requirements provided by various stakeholders within the University.
  • Develops and implements components to support Murray State templates.
  • Serves as backup for Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing as needed.
  • Assists the Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing to ensure all website information is compliant with WCAG, accurate and up to date, all links are valid, and all pages reflect branding and content guidelines established by Murray State University.
  • Assists the branding, marketing and communication team on major marketing and promotional campaigns as needed.
  • Provides graphic design assistance and develops page designs to support campaigns.
  • Assists in the implementation of tools to provide tracking and accountability for marketing efforts.
  • Provides technical support to CMS users.
  • Assists with Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics set up and monitoring.
  • Routinely performs quality assurance testing and corrects issues.
  • Works with Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing to develop new features and page templates in CMS, using XML and EXSLT.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital media design, digital marketing, Information Systems communication, graphic design or a related field.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • At least one year of web design or front-end development experience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Experience designing for compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Ability to identify and correct issues with cross-browser compatibility.
  • Excellent visual design and layout skills.
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Illustrator and designing graphics for web.
  • Highly motivated/self-starter with a sense of ownership, strong collaboration, and desire to succeed.
  • Willing to seek out and learn how to implement new technologies and best practices.
  • Must perform well in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities and demonstrate the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to create and maintain professional working relationships with others.
Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Experience in web design/front-end development for Higher Education is preferred.
  • Proficiency in XML, XSLT development
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • Experience with mobile optimization
  • Experience with SEO
  • Understanding of user experience
  • Experience with website personalization.
Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Hourly Rate:

$20.94 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)

Work Hours:

  • Available to work after normal hours and on weekends as needed when serving as backup for Director of Web Management and Digital Marketing.
  • Work arrangements will be discussed during the interview process

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Weekend work,

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