Student Webmaster Job in Admissions (fwd)
Linda Bich-Kieu Wasson
lwasson at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 22 19:22:15 PST 1999
The Office of Admissions (Undergraduate) is seeking a Webmaster to assist
in the continuing development of one of UW's most important websites. The
position entails working closely with the Publications Coordinator in
creating a dynamic, easy-to-use web site for prospective undergraduates.
This is a great opportunity for students to gain "real-world" experience
in cybermedia and firsthand knowledge of what it takes to maintain a busy
View our site at www.washington.edu/students/uga/.
* You must be a UW student. The position is indefinite; you may keep it as
long as you are a UW student.
* I am looking for students able to work independently after receiving
general direction. The Webmaster should know when s/he needs additional
information or direction and be able to ask for it.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills. The Webmaster should
be able to translate technical concepts into English and to write clearly
Because this is a technical position, applicants should also possess the
* Comfortable in Mac and PC environments, and in both Netscape and IE.
The Webmaster will be expected to take existing media and convert it to
HTML at the ASCII text level. Although there are many applications that
output HTML for the user, a working knowledge of this language is
necessary in order to make changes and corrections to existing web pages.
Additionally the students must be able to implement the DIV and SPAN tags
for version 4+ browsers.
The Admissions site makes use of Cascading Style Sheets. Applicants must
have a working knowledge of how to implement and change Style Sheets as
The admissions site features Dynamic content layers, which display content
on specific events. These applications require knowledge of events and the
IE and Navagator Document Object Models.
Must be able to create and modify PERL scripts for CGI mailto forms.
Webmaster needs a working knowledge of File Transfer Protocol and how to
use it from either a command line environment or via some sort of FTP
Must know the basic Unix commands (copying a file, moving a file, editing
a file) as they are required when preparing any Web page that is about to
be pushed. Once the necessary files have been moved to the target
computer, the student will be required to "push" them onto the production
server using Unix commands via a Telnet session. Also required is the
ability to change file permissions.
Must use email on a daily basis in order to communicate with supervisor in
preparing the electronic media and in monitoring the Admissions site.
Pay & Hours
* $9.50/hour to start, with increases possible after six months
* 10-19.5 hours a week, to begin no later than January 2000.
* Lots of flexibility and independence (as long as you get the work
done!). You can work at any time of day or night that suits you. Regular
(weekly or biweekly) meetings, usually 30-60 minutes, with supervisor, to
establish priorities and review progress.
Send me a brief email describing your interest in the job and list any
URLs for websites you have worked on. Then send or drop off a paper
resume (no attachments or directions to a Web resume), to the address
below. I will try to arrange for interviews before the quarter ends.
Paula Shields, Publications Coordinator, Office of Admissions
Email: pshields at u.
320 Schmitz in person: Hall (advised to call or email first, as my
schedule is variable)
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