This role is responsible for maintaining and modifying the main website, erikson.edu (WordPress) and other sites (myerikson.edu—intranet), creating new pages and forms and editing existing pages and forms, designing, coding and testing content and function, striving to improve a visually appealing site that requires a more user-friendly design and clearer navigation to advance strategic goals of the organization.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Maintaining the look and function of erikson.edu and myerikson.edu to ensure the sites fully support the marketing and communications objectives of the organization.
Respond to organization-wide requests for website edits or additions, in close consultation with peers in Mar/Comm department, using a tech ticket system.
Constantly seek to improve the websites by staying abreast of the latest trends and tools in the field, as well as latest compliance requirements.
Oversee linkage of website to CRM programs like SLATE, ARLO and MailChimp.
The Web Developer reports directly to the Associate Director of Digital Marketing.
Bachelor’s degree in User Interface Development and Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science or related field, experience creating and maintaining complex websites that include e-commerce elements, video, widgets, forms and other functionalities.
Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards
Experience with WCAG compliance and optimization
Familiarity with wpengine or similar CMS hosting platforms
Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to work with staff across the organization
Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units
Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to e-commerce and other applications
Strong skills in WordPress preferred; particularly with page blocks, forms, plugins, widgets, and Advanced Custom Fields.
Familiarity with CRM systems like SLATE, ARLO and Raiser’s Edge; ability to link these programs to websites to create seamless user experience.
Self-motivated, proactive, curious, collaborative, responsible and flexible
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Working independently as well as within a team, detail-oriented and able to take a project from conception through completion
About Erikson Institute
We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.