JOB: UI designer position in Oakland, CA at the University of California Office of the President, full time

12 Feb 2007 - 6:01pm
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Katherine Edwards
2007

Hi to all: I wanted to make your members aware of a job opening we have
at the UC headquarters in Oakland, CA. We're looking for someone who can
bring creative vision and real coherence to how we serve students and
parents on the web. Thanks for taking a look.

Katherine Edwards
Director of Strategic Communications,
Student Affairs

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Company: University of California Office of the President
URL: http://www.ucop.edu

Location: Oakland, CA
Position Title: User Interface Designer

Duration: Full Time

Job Description:
The University of California (UC), one of the largest and most acclaimed
institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence
in teaching, research and public service. The UC Office of the President
is the corporate headquarters to the 10 campuses, five medical centers
and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier
students from California, the nation, and the world.

The Student Affairs Communications team at the University of California
Office of the President is looking for an experienced user interface
designer and information architect to direct the development of our
online admissions application and websites. You will be responsible for
creating site maps, user flows and detailed schematics; building
mockups; and ensuring that the final products meet the highest usability
standards across multiple platforms and web browsers. You will design
and conduct user testing with a clear focus on meeting the needs of
prospective students and parents. You will create a clean, navigable
structure for our websites that provides easy access to extensive
information on how to prepare for, apply to and pay for a UC education.

Required Qualifications:
* Minimum of four years of UI/IA experience
* Proven success managing complex web projects from initial requirements
through final revisions
* Demonstrated skill designing user flows, detailed schematics and site
architecture based on business goals and user needs
* Experience with planning, conducting and analyzing user testing
* Ability to cleanly implement UI/IA concepts across different platforms
and browsers
* Thorough familiarity with HTML hand coding, basic JavaScript coding,
CSS, DHTML, FTP, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash
* Experience working in collaborative teams, with a strong understanding
the technical issues faced by engineers and the ability to clearly
translate those issues to non-technical clients
* Strong communication skills to articulate content and UI goals,
expectations and project deadlines.
* Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Desired Qualifications:
* Experience with content-driven and/or complex transactional web
applications (similar to turbotax.com)
* Experience coding HTML within JSPs
* Experience working in CVS or another checking environment
* Visual design sensibilities, editorial training or experience

Contact Information:
For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please
visit the University of California Office of the President employment
website at http://jobs.ucop.edu or you may use the following quick link
for this position - jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51362. UC
is an EEO/AA employer.

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