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Posted Job Title
Web Project Leader
Job Profile Title
Information Technology Senior Project Leader
Job Description Summary
The Web Project Leader will provide technical vision and oversight for the libraryâ™s primary website, www.library.upenn.edu, while also contributing to the front-end development of various other library applications. They will manage a web developer and web designer who develop and maintain the Libraries Drupal platform and associated content management systems. Other library applications that this position will collaborate on include the catalog and digital repository whose lead developers are situated in a department that works closely with the web team.
The Web Project Leader and the their team will work closely with a UX Researcher/Designer, application developers, and the Librariesâ™ Office of Strategic Communication and other stakeholders.Â The projects include new and existing web applications that serve thousands of users per day with varying levels of research experience and a wide variety of information and research needs. The Web Project Leader should be a good communicator who can convey trade-offs and plans to colleagues with different levels of technical expertise who represent different library services and audiences.
The Web Project Leader will also take a hands-on and coordinating role in efforts to improve the accessibility of our sites, including elements of our portfolio that we license from vendors. They will collaborate with members of the IT and Assessment teams in logging and analysis activities, while ensuring compliance with University policy and library professional norms in the handling of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Bachelorâ™s degree plus three to five yearsâ™ experience implementing interfaces for web applications, or equivalent education plus experience. MLIS or other relevant Masterâ™s degree desirable .
Experience directly managing technical staff
Experience with accessibility requirements and testing, tools like WAVE or Dinolytics
Experience with Google Analytics, Matomo, or other logging/analytics tools
Library experience is a plus
*** Please include a resume and cover letter as one attachment when applying***
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$72,837.00 - $205,981.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00012092
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.