Web Designer I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Nov 18, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Web Designer I

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) is seeking an entry level Web Designer I to join Web Services in the Center for Instructional Technology & Training (CITT), Academic Technology, a unit within UFIT.

The Web Designer designs and builds web pages (including user interface features) that may include interactive element and high levels of usability using current technologies. This position works closely with the team to identify user requirements, web architecture, and project scope. The Web Designer will ensure that materials on the web site comply with industry guidelines and that the materials are accessible to all groups, including those with disabilities.

We are seeking applicants with diverse perspectives and an ability to create visually appealing web designs using HTML and CSS that are ADA WCAG 2.0 compliant. Knowledge of web design industry tools such as Figma, Adobe XD, etc. as a design practice is expected. The candidate must be a quick learner with the ability to apply UF’s digital standards and knowledge of web accessibility standards is a plus. Excellent customer service skills are required.

Employment with UFIT provides an excellent opportunity to work with other employees dedicated and focused on understanding and interpreting the technological needs of the University of Florida’s innovative and inspirational community.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Supporting customers in a web content management system such as TERMINALFOUR or WordPress
  • Collaborating with peers to design and implement user driven web accessible templates and interfaces for ease of use
  • Self-motivation

About UF Information Technology

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UF Information Technology is comprised of eight departments: Academic Technology; Applications, Development, and Integrations; Business Center; Customer Experience and Resource Planning; Data Platform and Analytics; Information Security Office; Infrastructure and Communication Technology; and Research Computing. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit http://www.it.ufl.edu/vp-cio-office/strategic-plan/.

Learn more about UFIT at https://it.ufl.edu/ and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serving a diverse global community. UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.


Full-time TEAMS employees will accrue vacation leave at a rate of 6.769 hours biweekly/22 days annually and sick leave at a rate of 4 hours biweekly/13 days annually. In addition, employees are eligible for ten paid holidays each year.

Vacation accruing TEAMS employees are eligible for four personal leave days/32 hours per year, assuming full-time status, and are intended to give the flexibility to enable units to close from December 26 to 31 when possible, determined on a unit-by-unit basis.

In addition to paid time off, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution.

Every Gator has a part to play, and we invite you to join us as we build a community founded on belonging, inclusion, and the freedom to thrive.

Expected Salary: $45,600 - $50,000; commensurate based on education and experience.
Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; or an associate’s degree and two years of appropriate experience.

Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience but does not negate the minimum degree requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and skills:

  • Strong understanding of developing website architecture and web development
  • Experienced using current operating system platforms and/or web content management system such as WordPress Multisite and TERMINALFOUR
  • Firm understanding and ability to implement and develop websites in HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript or other web application languages
  • Attention to detail with strong customer service experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires U.S. work authorization.

This role will be based in one of our Gainesville offices and may include a hybrid schedule of 3 days in the office (Wednesday required), and 2 days remote.

Applicants are required to submit the following with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

The application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No