$ per hour
Summer Required

The Web Designer ...
Maintains Residential Computing website:
  • Designs, creates, and updates internal and external web pages for Residential Computing
  • Works with the Software Development team to design, develop, and update the user interfaces of Residential Computing web applications
  • Stays up-to-date on graphic design and web design techniques including browser compatibility, new HTML/CSS standards, and graphic utilities and programs
Contributes creatively:
  • Work with Residential Computing staff to develop and market the Residential Computing brand
  • Collaborates with the Graphic Designer, Lead Marketing Coordinator, and team supervisor to create promotional materials such as flyers, signs, posters, and t-shirts
  • Strategizes on direction for all ResComp campaigns (SAIT student staff recruitment, staff and customer workshops, residence hall move-in)
  • Design brand identity elements for the website as needed
Supports marketing team operations:
  • Follows through with Marketing requests made via internal ticketing system and update status of requests in a timely manner
  • Available to create or update web content on short notice
  • Assists with all Marketing team operations, such as photoshoots and printing
  • Helps update and manage ResComp’s social media platforms
  • Attends weekly marketing meetings
  • Update online calendar (bCal) tool regularly
  • Document Marketing projects using Residential Computing's internal wiki
Examples of Projects and Daily Tasks:
  • Mock up web designs on Adobe Illustrator and implement the design
  • Update news articles on the website
  • Lead web design workshop for internal staff
  • Troubleshoot and resolve website issues
What You'll Bring to the Job
Required Skills:
  • Expertise in current web standards and languages, including HTML, CSS, web browser capabilities, and Javascript.
  • Strong design sense and ability to identify well-designed sites and web applications; ability to design user-friendly solutions.
  • Familiarity with web programming languages for generating dynamic web content: PHP.
  • Experience with photo editing and image creation using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to learn new technologies relevant to web design.
  • Ability to work with and design HTML templates for dynamic web content.
  • Understanding of user interface design and experience with Javascript/jQuery
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of users and support staff.
  • Attention to detail and strong ability to learn new skills.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Experience designing and developing user interfaces for web-based applications
  • Experience with managing website content and/or using a content management system
  • Experience with Sass/Scss stylesheets
  • Experience working with print and publication design
  • Experience with digital drawing applications (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Page layout (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Experience publishing rich media (Video, interactive) to the web
  • Minimum GPA of 2.3
What You'll Learn on the Job
  • Communication skills (position requires interactions with other teams, career staff, etc)
  • Enhanced design skills
  • How to become a Sass/Scss master
  • How to debug webpages on the browser
  • Capability to manage a large-scale website
Availability & Training Requirements
  1. The period of employment for this position begins upon hire and continues at least through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
  2. Must be a currently enrolled UC Berkeley student.
  3. Must be available for 2-5 hours per week of training during the spring 2017 semester, including New Staff Orientation on Friday, April 7
  4. Must be available to work 15-40 hours per week during the summer.
  5. Must be available to work 10-15 hours per week during the academic year.
  6. Must participate in Residential Computing Consultant (RCC) training during week of August 7, 2017.
  7. Required to attend all-staff training on August 18, 2017.
  8. Must be available to work 5-10 hours per week during the week of January 8, 2018.
  9. Must clear a criminal background check due to the level of data access and access to systems and physical spaces required by the position.
  10. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory job performance evaluation by the Student Leadership and Recruitment Coordinator.
The Interview
What to Expect

Web Designer interview candidates will meet with a small panel made up of current Marketing team staff, the team supervisor, and possibly a member of another team that regularly works with Marketing to discuss how their skills and experience are a fit for the job. The interview will last about one hour, and will include some general questions as well as some that are specific to their design process/skills and creative background. Candidates will be asked to complete a short assignment in advance of the interview, and then share and discuss it along with any previous web design work during the interview. They will also be asked to bring a BearFacts transcript to verify they meet the minimum GPA requirement.

Sample Interview Questions
  • What strengths or experiences do you bring to SAIT? How will this benefit the Marketing team?
  • Who do you see as Residential Computing’s target audience? What characteristics do they have in common and how do we reach them effectively?
  • What are elements of good and bad web design?

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