We’re looking for another Web Designer at Vassar College

Realize your best work here at Vassar

Join our small group of talented web professionals and contribute to one of the world’s finest collegiate web presences.

Put your design and code skills to use shaping one of our many unique Vassar websites. Help polish our group’s best practices.

Work with our smart and growing CMS, and influence the variety of ways it can feed into dynamic and static websites.

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The official job posting

Vassar College is seeking an experienced, full-time web designer to join our Web Development group, for a temporary two-year full-time assignment in the college’s communications office. In this position, you will be responsible for visual design, site construction (HTML and CSS), and maintenance of all Vassar’s websites in close collaboration with web colleagues and others in the department. The Communications web group does not use an institutional template but individually crafts each department’s site, thus achieving the best possible communication effect for all of Vassar’s websites.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of professional web design experience handling both graphic design and technical aspects. Must give evidence via an online portfolio of excellent visual design ability, and a strong understanding of layout and typography, including web typography. Must be fluent in designing and coding for accessibility and user experience. Graphic design skills will include mastery of standard software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Technical skills will include: a thorough understanding of web standards and proficiency in hand-coding; familiarity with content management systems, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, and PHP; and acquaintance with the principles of progressive enhancement and responsive design.

This position is eligible for full Vassar benefits.

About Vassar

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley (map), Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Joining our campus is entering an academic environment with resources to match: theaters, art galleries, a library with over a million volumes, an athletic center, a golf course, nature preserves, and renowned speakers from every field. While our campus is known for its beauty, we're also located in one of the most scenic places on earth, the Hudson River Valley, yet only 90 minutes from New York City.