Utah State University

Webmaster I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/17/2020 12:24 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Project Management & Communications
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The webmaster reports to the executive director of the Project Management Team, which is overseen jointly by the Office of Research and the School of Graduate Studies (70/30 split). The position is responsible for 20+ division, program, and special event sites of the two offices. Responsibilities encompass management of web strategy, platform, architecture, user interface, and content. The position is part of the Project Management leadership team and may have management responsibility of one or more student employees.


  1. Process/strategy management
    • Learns and implements the office vision and mission on the web.
    • Evaluates current websites, asks questions and recommends a strategic web plan.
    • Finds and creates long-term, sustainable processes managing web pages and content.
    • Coordinates with Central IT and University Marketing and Communications (UMAC) web teams as needed.
    • Performs other duties as needed and assigned.
  2. CMS management
    • Recommends and implements website content management system.
    • Migrates and optimizes websites on new CMS as needed.
    • Integrates and maintains other web-related systems as needed.
  3. UI management
    • Implements improved design, layout, and functionality of websites.
    • Reviews, monitors and updates the navigation architecture to improve usability.
    • Develops code and styling to improve appearance and functionality.
    • Develops new pages and templates for special sites.
    • Conducts usability testing as time permits.
  4. Content management
    • Proactively and consistently manages and edits existing site content.
    • Coordinates with division directors on a regular basis as main liaison to obtain and update content.
    • Provides suggestions of improvement to PMT staff and division content creators.
    • Provides training for other content managers as needed.
    • Assists with multimedia and social media content development and optimization.
    • Monitors usage analytics and implements strategies to improve search engine results.


Minimum Qualifications


Required Skills/Experience

  1. Two years of experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  2. Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, and web best practices.
  3. Strong experience with web editing and authoring tools, especially WordPress and OU Campus.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Project management experience.

Required Traits

  1. Highly organized.
  2. Curious and quick learner.
  3. Ability to ask good questions.
  4. Ability to assertively gather needed information and prioritize tasks.
  5. Comfortable adjusting to new ways of doing things.
  6. Growth and innovation mindset.
  7. Strong ability to work well with others.
  8. Comfortable working independently.
  9. Effective manager.
  10. Ability to manage deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A bachelor's degree plus one year of experience in a related field OR four years of experience in a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. A thorough understanding of Bootstrap, CSS, accessibility norms, and development best practices.
  3. Experience developing and maintaining databases.
  4. Proficiency with Google analytics.
  5. Ability to create and analyze reports.
  6. Layout and design background, especially experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  7. Multimedia experience, especially video editing and formatting.
  8. Experience working in an educational environment, especially higher ed.
  9. Experience working in a large organization and managing complex web requirements and multiple stakeholders.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Portfolio or links of previous website work to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-5"

3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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