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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 32-28128
School Name Graduate School of Education
Org Education
Posted to the Web 02/28/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade A
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule TBD
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.


The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for a motivated designer who will be responsible for user experience of school-wide websites and applications. This position will be primarily responsible for front-end web content layout and basic design work, including fulfilling website update requests and assisting with interface design of applications. Under the creative direction of the Academic Technology Manager, this position will: Create visual layouts for web page content according to design guidelines and usability standards. Assist in designing interface elements and user experiences of applications and features. Perform various graphic design tasks such as digital asset optimization. Work collaboratively with team members to build, maintain, and update Drupal websites using HTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery. Participate in determining requirements for new websites and applications. Provide university staff and faculty with training on IT Web Team services and tools.

Must be passionate about crafting visual experiences. The User Experience Designer will bring strong creative, programming, and problem-solving skills to translate concepts into interaction and design solutions. Following brand guidelines set forth by the University, this position will work with the Academic Technology Manager and IT Web Team clients to provide design recommendations, layout drafts and final, coded web pages and application interfaces.


An Associate’s Degree (preferably in Graphic Design, Information Technology, or related fields), or two year college equivalent and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of front-end web development and experience with building and maintaining websites. Proven sense of design, with the ability to translate it into digital interfaces; strong typography and layout skills. Strong technical abilities and a proven track record of creative use of technology to solve problems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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