Web Administrator
University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Web

General Summary:

Under the direction of the Web Program Director, in conjunction with a team of
developers, and reporting to the Director of the Digital Library Development
Center (DLDC), the Web Administrator manages and develops all of the Library's
Web sites in accordance with user needs, including management of third-party
products, such as WordPress, LibGuides, and SFX, which provide functionality
for sections of the sites; applies established design and development
principles to sustain effective navigation and resource discovery on the
sites; keeps abreast of relevant developments in the field and recommends new
directions and implementations for the Web sites and their resources; manages
technical support and training in Web content creation for Library staff with
varying levels of technical expertises located throughout the Library's

About the Unit:

The Digital Library Development Center (DLDC) works with colleagues in the
University of Chicago Library and the University, and colleagues at other
institutions to develop and support software solutions to meet a variety of
needs related to scholarship and research. The DLDC develops and maintains all
of the University of Chicago Library's Web sites. The DLDC works closely with
archivists in the Special Collections Research Center to ensure the long-term
preservation of digital resources which form part of the University Archives.

The DLDC provides opportunities to be involved in an active user experience
program; presents a technically complex and challenging environment and
provides opportunities for innovative thinking; and is a
highly collegial workplace, with opportunities for extensive collaboration.

Recent projects have included implementing a customized open-source catalog
interface (VuFind) for searching the Library's 8 million items and customizing
an open-source interface (XTF) for searching, browsing and displaying locally
digitized issues of The Chicagoan.


Bachelor's degree required; Three years experience in developing and
maintaining complex Web sites required; Experience managing Web projects
(structuring a project into tasks according to a timeframe; assigning tasks as
needed) required; Experience in using the Microsoft Windows environment
required; Experience working in an academic, library, or research environment
preferred; Experience with the creation of responsive Web pages preferred;
Mastery of common Web design patterns required; Thorough knowledge of current
HTML and CSS standards, and JavaScript required; Demonstrated knowledge of PHP
required; Ability to use a trouble-reporting and ticketing system as part of a
daily communication workflow required; Demonstrated ability to work with a Web
framework (e.g., Zend, Django, Flask) required; Demonstrated Unix or Linux
command-line competence required' Demonstrated ability to act on own
initiative to identify and solve problems required; Demonstrated ability to
work in consultation with others required; Strong organizational and
analytical skills required; Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written
communication skills required; Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving
skills required; Ability to work with computers required; Ability to work with
Library staff on-site required; Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks
required; Ability to pay attention to detail required; Master's degree in
library and information science preferred;

More information:

A full position description, including all qualifications, is available at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran
status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity /
Disabled / Veterans Employer. See for more

To apply for this position submit a profile and resume to Resumes sent via mail, fax or email
will not be considered. Search for requisition number: 095706.

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