Position Specific Summary:

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking a temporary, part-time Web Editor to assist in migrating, editing and converting content into a new content management platform (Drupal 8). The position is 15-20 hours per week for a period of 2 year(s), with the potential to increase hours and extend beyond March 2022.

This position will support the Office of the Vice President for Research and reporting units as we transition our web sites to Drupal 8.

Hours: Scheduled hours will be accomplished between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Pay: $17.00/hour. This is not a benefits-eligible position.

Specific Job Duties and Tasks

  • Migrate (copy & paste) content from one platform to another, this includes moving and re-linking of code and files
  • Update content on web pages (text and html) using a CMS
  • Promote/encourage compliance with accessibility and UI branding on departmental web pages
  • Create (WCAG) 2.0 standard level collateral such as PDFs
  • Support site content migration
  • Work with other departments to coordinate content and Website updates
  • Draft procedure manuals or guides

Universal Competencies

Collaboration/Positive Impact

Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner and utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities, including: race, creed, color, religion, national origins, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Service Excellence/Customer Focus

Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

Technical Competencies

Accuracy and Attention to Detail


· Processes detailed information with accuracy.

· Evaluates and makes contributions to best practices.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

As part of performing the key areas of responsibility and competencies described above, staff members are expected to meet reasonable standards of work quality and quantity, as well as expectations for attendance established by their supervisor. Staff members are also expected to comply with policies governing employee responsibilities and conduct, including those contained in the University Operations Manual.

Proficiency levels are defined as:

Basic Application - Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations.

Working Experience - Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.

Extensive Experience - Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

Expert/Leader - Seen as an expert and/or leader; guides, troubleshoots; has strategic focus; applies knowledge and skill across or in leading multiple projects/orgs; demonstrates knowledge of trends in field; leads in developing new processes.

Position Qualifications

Education or Equivalency Required

A Bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and writing, editing, web experience is required.

Required Qualification

· Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; experience writing benefit-oriented, consumer-focused copy for the web

· Understanding of Accessibility guidelines for the web (WCAG)

· Good basic web familiarity (UI linkedin learning-web tech) / Basic CSS / HTML skills

· Awareness of UI Web services and structures

· Experience in working with Content Management Systems (ex. Drupal)

· Good basic familiarity with publishing and design software

· Basic familiarity with Usability concepts and practices

· Understanding and usage of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Desirable Qualification

· Experience in marketing, design and communications; knowledge of Web design software

· Knowledge of Adobe Suite of products

· SharePoint skills a plus

See Posting ID # 120429 at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/temp/view.php?job=120429

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.