WordPress Developer and Website Manager

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Granite School District

Job Title WordPress Developer and Website Manager
Department/Location Communications
Supervisor Director of Communications
Salary Schedule Middle Manager
Lane Placement H
Contract Length 12 months (243 days)
FTE 1.0
FLSA Classification Exempt
Special Designations none

If you have questions regarding this position please contact Ben Horsley at (385)646-4420 or email bhorsley@graniteschools.org??.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, abilities; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Summary:

The WordPress Developer and Website Manager is a multi-faceted role that includes, but is not limited to coding, maintenance, training, and support of all district public websites.

Essential Functions:
  • Designs, codes, and maintains department and school WordPress websites within the Granite School District using both single and MultiSite functionalities.
  • Provides training and support for department and school website content editors, who possess a wide range of existing skill levels.  Parsing complicated concepts into coherent and relevant details with patience and understanding is essential.
  • Helps to define business requirements for district websites, and then build custom functionality via plugins and themes to meet those requirements.
  • Works with stakeholders to gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Ensures cross-browser and mobile compatibility of new features.
  • Creates and maintains software and training documentation.
  • Tracks usage data and make adjustments based on the resulting metrics.
  • Maps out site navigation and content by recognizing schools’ patterns and understanding each school’s needs.
  • Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchasing alternative software solutions; responsible for building, integrating, and maintaining any custom solutions.
  • Maintains the WordPress hosting server as needed, including language and database upgrades.
  • Protects sites by designing and installing security precautions.
  • Assists schools and departments in performing system updates, software updates, and new installations.
  • Integrates the network and each website with major search engines and analytics tools.
  • Keeps current on the latest WordPress developments and best practices.
  • Integrates 3rd party resources (e.g. Google Search and Translate) into the current sites and maintains those connections.
  • Conducts regular audits for website content and use-cases.
  • Integrates ADA compliance (WCAG AA) measures and verify that federal, state, and district regulations are being followed.

Non-essential Functions:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of PHP, SASS, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, HTML5
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
  • Considerable working knowledge in website best practices (UX, ADA).
  • Experience in UI and UX design.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong decision-making and organization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities based on need, impact, reach, etc.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of software debugging, software and interface design, software development, user experience fundamentals, and database scripting and design
  • Time management skills and the ability to work as a team when required, but be self-driven and capable of defining needed projects and seeing them through to the end.
  • Must understand both MultiSite and single site installs and capabilities.
  • Knowledge of ADA and WCAG AA Coding and content standards is preferred (training will be provided if needed).

Required Education, Experience, Training, and Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited university or college with:
    • a major in computer science or a related field; or
    • a minimum of two (2) years of experience in Wordpress development.
  • One or more of the following certifications is preferred:
    • UI;
    • UX;
    • WordPress;
    • PHP;
    • Project Management; or
    • other related certification

Required Prior Experience:

  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of successful work experience as a WordPress developer.

Note: The District reserves the right to make specific requirements for this position, however, when prior work experience has been evaluated to be particularly pertinent, some exchanges between training and experience may be authorized.

Assigned Decision Making:

  • Determines 3rd party solutions for website issues based on cost, impact, sustainability, and ADA compliance.

Non-supervisory Interaction:

  • Interacts and collaborates with employees, board members, patrons, vendors, administrators and secretaries in schools.
  • Teaches, trains, and provides support to school and department-assigned website content managers.
  • Works with various department secretaries, coordinators, managers and directors.
  • Works positively and collaboratively with District departments including administrators and secretaries.
  • Interacts with community partners such as PTAs and Community Councils to implement district-related website solutions.
  • Able to create and support a team-based environment within the program and department.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Not applicable

Budget Responsibility:

  • This position tracks web-related expenses and subscriptions in collaboration with the department secretary.

Working Environment:

  • Work takes place in the main district administrative offices and operates during regular business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Tasks involve significant time in front of a monitor at the district office, but also requires travel to individual schools to provide training and support.
  • May participate in community-related events as needed in the Communications Office.

Physical Demands:
This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

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Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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