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Web Designer II (Extended Temporary)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Web Developer

Posting Number: req12164

Department: Special Collections

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a Web Designer for Reclaiming the Border Narrative, an initiative funded by the Ford Foundation. The Web Designer will work with the Project Team including the Project Manager, Outreach Coordinator, Digital Project Archivist, and Digital Accessibility Consultant. The Web Designer will support the development of the project website and assist grantees with design elements for their projects. This is a one-year position reporting to the Head of Special Collections.

The University of Arizona has been awarded a 30-month grant to serve as an archival partner for a project aimed at expanding perceptions and narratives surrounding the U.S. - Mexico border, Reclaiming the Border Narrative: Storytelling and Cultural Power for Migrant Justice. This is a joint project of the UArizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and UArizona Libraries Special Collections.

The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and UAL Special Collections are committed to the university's Hispanic Serving Institution mission and it continues to expand its engagement and connection efforts to our local and regional communities. The position will involve communication with Spanish-speaking populations in Arizona, Sonora, Mexico, and other regions.

This position is based at the UA Campus Main Library located in Tucson, AZ.

Visit the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and UAL Special Collections to learn more about us.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities


  • Responsible for creating a Wordpress-based
    project website.
  • Assists grantees on design elements for
    Omeka-based websites and collections.
  • Works to improve the usability, usefulness,
    and desirability of project-related web sites in collaboration with the
    archival partner team, grantees, and a digital accessibility consultant.
  • Uses a variety of graphics software
    applications, techniques, and tools.
  • The UA Libraries
    support the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiativesdesigned
    to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.
    The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts
    in the department and college.
  • Other duties


  • Proficiency
    in writing semantic, standards-compliant, and accessible HTML.
  • Proficiency
    in writing CSS and JavaScript to progressively enhance content.
  • Strong attention to usability and
    accessibility standards.
  • Knowledge of version control principles.
  • Willingness to engage directly with users and
    providing guidance as necessary.
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team.
  • Ability to produce professional work independently, on a deadline.
  • Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both
    written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive
    environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our
    Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and
  • Possesses cultural and linguistic competencies appropriate to the communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced
    learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum
    of 3 years of website design and creation or other relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing within WordPress, Omeka, and/or related platforms supported by Reclaim Hosting's Domain of One's Own service.
  • Experience designing responsive websites.
  • Experience designing websites for humanities scholars and cultural heritage organizations.
  • Experience in an academic environment.
  • Experience with PHP.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Information Technology

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,500 - $70,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Web Sites & Applications

Job Function

Information Technology

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 1/6/2024

Contact Information for Candidates

Armando Cruz @

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

In addition to your cover letter and resume, please submit your web design portfolio.

This posting will remain open until filled. To ensure your application is considered, please submit your application materials by the first review date of November 4, 2022.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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