Title: UX/UI Designer
Category: Exempt, Regular
Department: Digital Programs & Initiatives, Digital Services and Technologies (DST)
Salary: The salary range is $61,560-$75,000, salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15-16 Paid Holidays,
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Retirement
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park, is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
ABOUT THE LIBRARIES:
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries was honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.
NATURE OF WORK:
The UX/UI Designer will provide primary expertise in building wireframes and static mockups as part of a user-centered design process, refining designs based on user testing and feedback, and implementing them with HTML and CSS elements in web frameworks. Knowledge of user interface design patterns and accessibility standards for web content will be critical in this role. The UX/UI Designer will work closely with the Web Services Librarian, web developers and all library divisions to improve the Libraries’ web presence, and will participate in the Online User Interfaces (OUI) Committee meetings to facilitate communication, content creation and maintenance, and coordination of web-related needs and functions.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in web design, graphic design, human computer interaction, or other related field. 2-4 years experience working in-depth with HTML and CSS. Experience working with customers, gathering requirements, planning workloads, managing time, and gathering feedback for improvement. Demonstrated ability to translate technical concepts into language for non-technical people and listen and ask questions to find the best solutions to problems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience developing designs from low fidelity prototypes, refining them, and implementing them on websites with HTML and CSS. Demonstrated ability to research the latest standards and best practices for web design (e.g. for accessibility, responsive design ) and recommend how they are adopted. Excellent communication skills. Familiarity with user interface design conventions and user behavior A web design portfolio.
- Education or professional development, including but not limited to degrees and certificates, in a field related to the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex technical issues Familiarity with accessibility best practices. Ability to research, keep current on, and implement best practices for digital accessibility.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.