Assistant Web Designer -- Web Designer and Content Communications at Cornell University in ithaca, New York

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Job Description:

Cornell University, an Ivy League institution with an undergraduate enrollment of over 15,000 students, in eight different schools and colleges, seeks an Assistant Web Designer -- Web Designer and Content Communications in the Undergraduate Admissions Office (UAO) to support both UAO ( and the Financial Aid Office (

The Assistant Web Designer will report to the Deputy Director of Admissions and collaborate and coordinate with offices in the Enrollment Management organization, primarily serving the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office. This position will enhance the visual appeal with images, graphics, and layout for two new undergraduate admissions and financial aid websites, while supporting work and design in the other units.

This position will work with internal partners to manage content updates, conceptualize and develop new content and continually evolve and improve the site to keep it fresh, up-to-date and high performing. The goals of the position are to develop and maintain a relevant, user-friendly, easy-to-navigate, attractive website that grows audience reach through search engine optimization and increases audience impact and conversion rates through engaging, useful, accurate and strategic content. We are looking to develop a smart website structure that generate high user satisfaction.

We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working, forward-thinking, professional who enjoys thinking innovatively, collaborating with colleagues and departments across campus, who can function exceptionally well in a team-based office. The ideal candidate will be able to balance working autonomously with excellent judgment about collaborating with colleagues. As a member of our energetic and spirited team, you will make a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff by assisting in the development of two new undergraduate and financial aid websites. You will be a valued contributor in helping us achieve our goals and pursuing our mission to help and serve others.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell University takes great pride in offering generous benefits to support our faculty, staff and retirees. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, flexibility, and diversity initiatives!

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands.

  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.

  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.

  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information regarding Endowed benefits:

This is a full-time (1 FTE) benefits eligible position.

If interested in this position, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Key Responsibilities

You, as Assistant Web Designer -- Web Designer and Content Communications, will play a key role in serving as an internal consultant to the Division of Enrollment, assisting in leading, developing, and maintaining relevant, user-friendly, easy-to-navigate, attractive and effective websites that grows audience reach through search engine optimization and increases audience impact and conversion rates through engaging, useful and accurate content and smart website structure that generate high user satisfaction. This position will work with internal partners to manage content updates, conceptualize and develop new content and continually evolve and improve the site to keep it fresh, up-to-date and high performing. As Assistant Web Designer, you will be the lead developer for the admissions and financial aid websites (Drupal), including workflow, accessibility, and solutions that improve usability. This position will work collaboratively to lead project management for all web-based projects that require an understanding of best practices of web development and design, and will lead the continued work and update to Drupal 9 as well as expansion into our work with Slate.

Are you a collaborative, creative professional who likes to lead and develop websites and enjoys learning? If so, please apply!

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in web design, front end development, or a related field preferred; 3-5 years of experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Successful project management experience required, design thinking methodology. Experience within higher education or a similarly complex business environment required. Experience with advanced graphic design software and solid knowledge/experience in front-end web development. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Must have excellent reasoning and communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums. Substantial experience writing and editing for the web and excellent ability to distill complex and detailed information into simple, relevant and compelling messages. Very strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to exercise good judgement, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Excellent visual design skill to conceptualize and implement creative ideas and create visual elements that are in line with university branding. Experience with Drupal and Wordpress Content Management Systems (CMS). Vast knowledge of web structure, user experience, accessibility standards, industry trends and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Team player who has a customer service approach to their work and is a solution oriented person. Demonstrated ability to use technology platforms and also help when needed to communicate our message and brand through our CRM Technolutions Slate. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage conflicting priorities while demonstrating professionalism and collegiality.

University Job Title:

Web Designer III



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Lori Trask

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