National Senior Manager, Web Designer & Developer (IL #2021-09)

City: Chicago
State: IL

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a National Senior Manager, Web Designer & Developer to join our incredible team in Chicago, IL. Working as a member of the Information Technology Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy.  

In this role, you will be responsible for building our digital experiences from concept all the way to completion from the bottom up, fashioning everything from wireframes to layout, functionality, and design. The ideal candidate for this position is a hands-on professional with strong knowledge of content management platforms, and the ability to translate the organization’s business needs into user-friendly, visually appealing digital experiences. The Web Designer/Developer will need to have both the technical knowledge and the creative aesthetic required to conceptualize and code innovative designs and layouts for our various digital properties, including user experience design, as well as proficiency in HTML/HTML5, JQuery, Javascript (including Vue.js), and CSS. Knowledge of ASP.net/VB.net/C#, and Visual Studio is a plus.

Responsibilities
Web Design

  • Write well-designed, testable, and efficient code, and create website layouts/user interfaces by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
  • Apply knowledge of cross-browser compatibility, standard web functions, and UI as digital projects are designed and developed.
  • Must have an eye for aesthetics and what appeals to consumers.
  • Create, execute, measure, and refine long-term web strategy focused on growth.
  • Analyze user needs to implement website goals, performance, and capacity.
  • Apply design and coding standards to ensure consistency across applications.
  • Provide technical solutions to address business needs of internal stakeholders.  
  • Identify and implement improvements in online user experience. Determine best practices for web user experience. Make data-driven decisions surrounding design and changes in functionality.

Web Development

  • Write well-designed, testable, and efficient code by using best software development practices.
  • Apply knowledge of cross-browser compatibility, standard web functions, and UI as digital projects are designed and developed.
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
  • Leverage the underlying platform architecture to collect data insights based on visitor behavior.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling the organization’s digital properties.
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them into operations and activities.
  • Cooperate with web designers to match visual design intent.
  • Ensure quality of code released into production with low bug rates.

Project Management/Technical Support

  • Provide technical support and production assistance for staff members located across the country.
  • Collaborate with cross-divisional staff to implement digital campaign assets which align with overarching strategic goals.
  • Manage projects, tasks, timelines, and communications. Communicate project status and deliverables to internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, and select solutions.
  • Act as liaison between national office, local staff, and outside vendors as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Web Development, Computer Science, or a related field preferred. Additional certification from a coding school or academy a plus.
  • At least five years of experience (seven years if no degree) as a web developer working with a variety of coding languages, such as HTML/XHTML, HTML5, CSS, JQuery (including Vue.js), JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, and C#.
  • At least two years of experience using integrated development environments such as Visual Studio (2012/2013/2015), .NET 4.0/4.5 framework, ASP .NET, and MVC.
  • At least two years of experience as a web designer creating wireframes and layouts using tools such as Photoshop, InVision Studio, Sketch, Adobe Dreamweaver, Zeplin, or Google Web Designer.
  • Experience with database systems such as SQL.
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how a mobile user experience differs from a web application.
  • Understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions, and standards.
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process.
  • Basic knowledge of Google Analytics/Google Tag Manager
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to build strategic relationships. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate directly with peers, managers, and clients/stakeholders while leading development to a completed and successful solution.
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of timelines and budgets.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently on concurrent tasks and projects. Is a self-motivator.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title and the job number in the subject of the email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email:  [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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