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Front End Developer - (1 Year Term Assignment)
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Feb. 12, 2018
Title Front End Developer - (1 Year Term Assignment)
University The University of St. Thomas
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately

  • Feb. 12, 2018
  • Front End Developer - (1 Year Term Assignment)
  • The University of St. Thomas
    St. Paul, MN
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology
    Human Resources
    Graphic Design/Marketing
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Front End Developer – (1 Year Term Assignment)

Posted Date
11 hours ago(2/9/2018 4:33 PM)
Number of Openings
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
300114, 300035
St. Paul
Marketing, Insights and Communications
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Term Appointment Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Front-End Developer (Web Developer I) position within the Marketing, Insights and Communications Department. This is a temporary, benefits eligible position. The position is expected to last at least one year, depending on the business needs of the department. The Front-End Developer, (back end is a plus), will work with University of St. Thomas’ internal web team to develop digital/interactive experiences for University partners. In this role, the developer will transform complex processes into intuitive and easy-to-use designs, (both Web and Mobile), that are understandable by both inexperienced and sophisticated users. The developer collaborates with the marketing and strategy teams throughout the design process from crafting user-flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, the developer will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them, and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

Essential Functions: Front-End Designs, implements, and supports interface solutions for medium to large instructional and administrative applications. Researches, analyzes, and documents user needs. Formulates and defines user centered web and media interactive design solutions based on client needs. Designs and illustrates system interfaces utilizing system tools and software. Ensures designs meet technical constraints and business requirements. Creates wire-frames, screenshots, interactive proto-types, icons, graphics, and documentation for review and sign-off.Leads design review sessions describing functional and behavioral design approach. Develops structured tests, releases, maintenance and evaluation plans for the interfaces of software/applications. Develops the test plan, test cases, design support structure or assist development/analyst team as necessary and adjusting user interfaces. Edits code to existing interfaces using application language code and tools. Creates evaluation methods, web analytics, and user surveys. Drives usability evaluation efforts with the goal of analyzing and translating usability evaluation outcomes into design improvements. Coordinates testing, and tracks and resolves efforts with end users.Leads and directs medium to large Web and Media Services projects. Communicates with the development team, departments, and third party vendors. Develops project plans (statement of work, and task lists). Maintains task lists in project tracking tool. Works to maintain expectations of all parties involved, (development team, departments, and third party vendors).

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off. This position is a one year term assignment, benefits eligible position.


Minimum qualifications:
2 year degree in computer science, graphic art, or a related field
One year of professional level experience designing and developing web and media resources.Must have experience with HTML5, C553, SASS, PHP, Javascript, Node, Gulp, and API integration experience.

Preferred qualifications: Background in visual design and experience with rapid prototyping.

Knowledge of: Expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript architecture, and jQuery skills. Experience with responsive front-end frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation. Proficiency in Adobe creative Suite, and familiarity with modern web technologies. Experience creating wireframes using the program Sketcch. Experience with designing, creating, and implementing structured testing. Understanding of best practices for HTML emails.

Skill in: Highly creative and detail oriented. Preparing clear and concise documentation and user instructions. Strong communication skills.

Abilities: Ability to work independently and juggle multiple UX projects at a time. The ability to prioritize work.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than "Jobs at St. Thomas," the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

Special Instructions to Candidates

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

  • The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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