Date: May 9, 2024

Position Available:  Front End Developer

Position Reports to:  Director of Web Operations

Department:  Marketing & Communications

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Full-time; Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/front-end-developer/



The Front End Web Developer is responsible for using their knowledge of programming languages to code user-side applications, including visual elements like menu bars, clickable buttons and the overall layout of websites or web applications. This person will work alongside our web team to determine customer needs, brainstorm solutions, generate website mockups and prototypes, present work to customers and develop and optimize live platforms. Duties include communicating with clients to identify their needs, optimizing websites for different formats like desktops and mobile phones and running tests to ensure code strings perform the correct functions.



·         Working with clients to develop the overall look and design of a website with a special focus on faithandreason.com and Franciscan.edu

·         Writing website code with programming languages such as HTML and CSS (PHP and JS a plus)

·         Incorporating applications, graphics, audio and video clips into client websites

·         Routinely testing websites for ease of use, speed and other quality factors – Fixing any website issues or bugs that arise

·         Maintaining WordPress theme and plugin customizations

·         Ensuring websites are accessible across many platforms, including laptops and smartphones


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support, and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         1-3 years of expert-level HTML and CSS experience with proven record of building websites and applications

·         1-3 years of JavaScript and PHP experience a plus

·         In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, deployment, and version control systems)

·         Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them


·         Quality of Work: Demonstrated professionalism and passion to serve others and go above and beyond what is required to support the Mission and Vision of Franciscan University

·         Interpersonal Skills: Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively in a team setting, as well as demonstrated tact and discretion.

·         Drive for Results: Desire to work and contribute to a fast-paced, small team environment. Has an eagerness to pitch in wherever and whenever needed.

·         Creativity: Ability to develop web applications utilizing technologies that accomplish the needs of the client – in a way that appeals to the target audience.


Education / Credentials

·         Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, but a combination of education and experience will be considered

Technical Skills

·         Demonstrated excellence in WordPress development (this position maintains custom WordPress themes, plugins, and custom components)

·         Proven work experience with HTML, CSS, SEO optimization, and ADA compliant code. PHP & JS a plus

·         Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them


Workplace Factors

·         Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

·         Occasional weekends and evenings as required.

·         Sits or stands in front of a computer for long periods of time


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume, list of references, and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments, and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/front-end-developer/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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