Library Web Coordinator – Berntsen Library (Univ. of Northwestern)

Posting Type: Staff
Position Title: Library Web Coordinator, Berntsen Library
Location: Main Campus
Department: Library (2190)
Type: Full Time
Days per week: 5
Time of day: Regular Business Hours
If other:
Months per year: 12
Number of Vacancies
FLSA: Exempt
Contract Terms

Position Overview
Responsible to coordinate and maintain the visual identity and usability of the library’s web presence to improve access to and use of library resources and services

What will I do in this position?
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as webmaster, coordinating the design, maintenance, and development of the library’s web presence. Provide support for the standardization, maintenance, and updating of web content, in collaboration with library staff and campus departments. Provide technical training to library staff.
  • Manage the library’s web presence using LibGuides (Springshare) as the primary content management system. Manage the library’s institutional pages (web, intranet, learning management system) using the university’s Content Management Systems.
  • Design and lead ongoing usability testing related to the library’s web presence. Work with library staff, students, faculty, and other stakeholders to coordinate and administer tests, analyze feedback, incorporate changes, and communicate results. Ensure the library’s web-based content adheres to web accessibility standards.
  • Coordinate design changes and documentation in keeping with institutional standards. Regularly communicate with the university’s Marketing and Public Relations departments. Communicate changes to library staff administering other library systems.
  • In collaboration with library staff, improve access to web services (e.g., ILLiad), including mobile and social environments.
  • Gather, monitor, and evaluate usage statistics related to the library’s web presence
  • Attend appropriate web committee at CLIC, Cooperating Libraries in Consortium
  • Develop and maintain healthy vendor and campus department relations
  • Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with colleagues of the University to disciple students to help grow intellectually and spiritually and to partner with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.

Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with miscellaneous departmental duties and/or library services as requested by the Library Director
  • Supervise student personnel as needed

What will it take to succeed in this position?
Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous related library or education work experience, a minimum of two years preferred
  • Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement and Declaration of Christian Community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, web APIs, and other relevant coding languages
  • Strong knowledge of interoperability, usability, and accessibility for web design and development
  • Strong knowledge of creating graphics that are scalable and mobile friendly
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Self-directing in learning and keeping up with current practices (in industry and on campus)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to be service-oriented
  • Ability to plan, organize, and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment

Work Environment:
The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
What are the benefits of working at Northwestern?

In addition to being part of a compelling, meaningful mission, we have benefits we believe set us apart from other employers.

For example we have:

  • Generous health, dental and other insurance benefits
  • Company retirement contributions that exceed levels of many for-profit organizations
  • Tuition benefits for employees and their families
  • Complimentary access to athletic, music, and theatre events
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off plan
  • Northwestern was one of 100 Minnesota organizations named to the Star Tribune Top Workplaces list in 2010, 2012 and 2014!

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number     S00549
Desired Start Date     As soon as possible

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