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WEB COMMUNICATIONS

UX DESIGNER (C1937)


Posted on: October 20, 2019
Deadline: November 8, 2019
Grade: N/A

Note

This position represents a one-year full-time contract position.

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Web Communications, the incumbent supports the quality and timely delivery of the Digital Strategy’s Concordia Hub project using user-centered design to advance project goals. He/She analyses, coordinates, advises on and designs web pages pertaining to the Concordia Hub project. The Concordia Hub project is part of the University’s Digital Strategy: http://www.concordia.ca/next-gen/digital-strategy/projects/concordia-hub.html

Primary responsibilities

  • Evaluate existing web content and create plans to optimize and improve it based on current best practices in web communications and UX, and pre-defined communications goals.
  • Use web analytics data to create informed content and design decisions, and communicate findings to the Concordia Hub team.
  • Review, edit and improve web copy so that information is clear and concise, and make appropriate changes in page structure and design to ensure communication goals are being met.
  • Evaluate usability, accessibility and standards compliance of sites and services through heuristic evaluations, web usage reports and user testing.
  • Create design mock-ups and proof-of-concepts (POC) of web pages and sections for the University’s website.
  • Apply current UX tools & methodologies to aid in decision making, and share results with all Concordia Hub team members in a clear and concise way.
  • Design web pages using the appropriate technologies to ensure universal accessibility and mobile friendliness.
  • Consult with clients regarding their content and communications needs, as well as propose changes to their web content.
  • Develop content strategy to ensure that web pages are optimized for current SEO standards.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the primary responsibilities with over seven years of experience working in UX/UI with strong knowledge of best practices in the field.
  • Experience defining user journeys for large websites,
  • Experience working with complex taxonomies.
  • UX/UI certification desirable (NNg/HFI).
  • Experience working in higher education and knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) are assets.
  • Knowledge of SEO.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, digital imaging and illustration and wire framing/mockup software.
  • Experience working in content management systems.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and basic knowledge (Level 3) of French spoken and written.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Salary

$ 84,040.00- $ 100,379.00 per annum

Union/Association

N/A

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by November 8, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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