JOB ALERT : Web Designer II

Web Designer II
Employment and Disability Institute

Cornell University – Employment and Disability Institute

The ILR School is seeking a Web Designer II for the Employment and Disability Institute. This position will support the Employment and Disability Institute’s mission and grant sponsored work through the development of innovative, visually compelling, user-friendly and accessible traditional and new media products (e.g. web sites, web applications, brochures, manuals, etc.). Employee will be encouraged to develop web sites which present complex information in compelling and accessible ways.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following tasks: capturing user design specifications and requirements; contributing to all phases of web site development with an emphasis on the design and production of engaging, effective, interactive, and accessible interfaces for departmental and project-specific public web sites, internal administrative web applications, and online instructional programs; designing, producing, and/or procuring graphic elements for web and print projects; developing web layout templates; assisting with identification, collection, evaluation, and preparation of content for new and existing sites; developing patterns for commonly used application functionality; maintaining web sites; managing projects; testing sites for usability and accessibility; documenting systems; building and maintaining relationships and clear communication with project staff and users; and providing technical support to project staff; participating in team development initiatives that will add new functionality to sites; actively contributing to web infrastructure/software investigations and deployments. Awareness and adherence to web accessibility guidelines (e.g. Section 508 and WCAG 1.0), standards-based coding, usability best practices, and current innovations in web application development are expected.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in graphic design, illustration, web site design and development, HTML/CSS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hand-coded HTML/CSS
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Artistic/creative skills necessary to design, evaluate, and produce professional, compelling print material and branding/identity packages
  • Artistic/creative skills necessary to design, evaluate, and produce professional, compelling, accessible and user-friendly web interfaces
  • Ability to create code HTML/CSS templates from design comps of web sites
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage interactions and communications with clients and to manage own time to meet schedules
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people on team projects
  • Respond constructively and sensitively to differing artistic sensibilities
  • Strong visual and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Primary field of study: New Media Design (web, video, graphic design)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Flash
  • Demonstrated knowledge of javascript
  • Familiarity with HTML 5
  • Working knowledge of web accessibility standards
  • Project management and documentation
  • Web usability and/or accessibility testing experience
  • Experience capturing and editing digital audio and/or video
  • Some familiarity with server-side scripting environment (ColdFusion, JSP, ASP, PHP, etc.), SQL queries, web services, and TCP/IP networking standards.


Application Procedure:
Interested parties should apply on-line at by submitting a resume and letter of application describing qualifications.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Published December 6, 2013
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