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Position Details


Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Library Administration [ULLADM]
Summary of Position

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Librarian, the Library Web Designer creates and manages the design and technical components of the library website to ensure that resources and content are easily accessible by users. Responsibilities include all aspects of web design and development, including defining requirements, writing code, web page usability testing, deployment, and maintenance.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0597FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience in information technology, Associate’s degree and six years, or combination of education and experience equal to eight years.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with Windows and Linux web server stacks. Highly proficient with programming languages (HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP), database query language (SQL), Drupal and content management systems, and knowledge of more advanced front-end technologies. Expert-level skills related to interactive web design and front-end user experience and interface development, for all web devices and modern browsers. Experience in creating and following style and usage guidelines.
Customer-service orientation; demonstrated experience in user-centric web design including experience with conducting usability studies and analyzing web analytics.
Understanding of (and adherence to) web standards, especially regarding accessibility and security.
Strong organizational skills and ability to lead and coordinate others on shared projects to achieve established objectives. Project management experience.
Ability to independently manage time and meet deadlines for multiple, concurrent projects and support requests.
Strong attention to detail.
Creative problem solving.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly with audiences with varying levels of experience with technology.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Experience with academic library users and user needs.
Ability to work with APIs and commercial and open-source applications.
Familiarity with UNH information technology systems and organization.  
Experience exploring and learning new and emerging technologies for a variety of library users and colleagues.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 23
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

Posting Details

Posting Date 09/11/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date

Personal computer operating systems (Windows and Mac OSX); web browsers; other appropriate software applications; Linux-based servers and stack applications (100%)

DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Software programming and development. Design leading-edge, high quality, attractive graphical user interfaces that work on all web devices, while maintaining an excellent user experience, including front-end presentation and behavior and back-end data structures for complex systems such as the Library digital repository and archival finding aids. Build custom Drupal modules and themes. Design and implement relational database structures to meet web application requirements.


Project management. Lead projects requiring web site and application development including drafting project plans, specifications, timelines, documentation, and recommendations for ongoing support. Coordinate team work to ensure on time delivery.


Execute user studies, summarize results, and implement necessary changes in design and code. Prepare and interpret web analytics/usability reports and present findings to stakeholders to support process and strategy. Explore and propose software solutions for needs. Troubleshoot and resolve web application problems, including those with vendor systems. Design, conduct, and respond to results of usability tests for websites and applications; act on findings from formal reviews, tests, and quality assurance activities.


Software installation and/or maintenance. Determine configuration parameters for web server stacks, such as Apache, Tomcat, IIS, Solr, MySQL, and PHP, based on application and performance needs. Test and perform maintenance updates to existing web applications such as Drupal.


Develop skills and maintain currency with web application and design technology. Investigate new technologies to keep the Library current with user needs.


Duties above are not intended to be inclusive.  There will be other duties assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents