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Web Specialist, University Libraries

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Please attach your resume, cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, and contact information for three professional references.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Web Specialist, University Libraries
Department Library
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade B
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks applications for a Web Specialist to be responsible for coordinating the University Libraries’ web presence. The position is responsible for the ongoing technical management, updating, and repair of all server-side and client-side code on which the Libraries’ website is built. This includes routine maintenance and content upkeep as well as design and quality assurance activities. The position maintains public access to the databases underlying the Libraries’ various web services. The position collaborates with librarians and the Library Applications Specialist to implement new aspects of the website such as new pages, functionalities, and design.

The preferred candidate will have a working knowledge of responsive web design and universal design issues; experience with standard front- and back-end technologies such as HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, the .NET framework, and C#; and experience with database design and content management systems. The Libraries emphasize excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills and a strong service orientation.

Salary: $55,000-low $60s. This is a full-time administrative faculty position. A competitive benefits package includes full retirement and health insurance benefits, 24 vacation days per year, and tuition benefits for self and dependents. No state income tax.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, which was completed in 2008, is a campus showpiece providing high-tech research, presentation and computing spaces, and inviting study areas. The DeLaMare Library is housed in one of the oldest buildings on campus, on the National Register of Historic Places. Together, the Libraries combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces to meet the needs of university faculty and students. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties.

Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and two years of relevant work experience or a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and one year of relevant work experience.

Related Experience: web design and development, accessibility, web applications

Preferred Qualifications
Contact Information for this Position

Steven Harris
Search Chair

Leslie Chiguichon
Search Coordinator

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach your resume, cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 04/18/2017
Job Close Date 05/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72548
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
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  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working in an ASP.Net web application framework?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript (including AJAX), PHP, and XML?
    • All of the above
    • Some of the above
    • None of the above

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents