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Senior Web Developer

The Senior Web Developer ensures that the Bethel College family of internal and external websites accurately collects, stores, and delivers content through the use of scripts, reporting tools, and database interfaces.


Information and Media Services


Salaried, exempt, full-time

Essential Functions

  • Develop and manage web tools that feature intuitive user interfaces and navigation to enable faculty and staff to work efficiently.
  • Interface web applications/forms using various methods (including scripts and data queries) with back-end databases and reporting tools.
  • Integrate and administer various back-end systems and databases, maintaining related servers and services as appropriate.
  • Interact with personnel across the campus spectrum, including the IMS team, ensuring prompt communication to keep clients and colleagues informed of project progress.
  • Collaborate with IMS staff to integrate websites into various back-end systems and databases.
  • Apply expertise to proactively identify issues and offer creative solutions on how to best address technical problems.
  • Serve as the lead for the IMS Web Development Team and advise the Bethel College Web Committee by providing research, reports, and participation in short and long term planning.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies/industry trends for application into operations and activities
  • Provide support to additional web site authors through training, monitoring, and backup as appropriate.
  • Provide support for other projects as determined by the Director.

Supervisory Responsibility

May delegate assignments to student employees for day-to-day operations and supervise task completion.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an information-technology related field preferred. Previous experience in a similar field or related area is desired. Experience in systems and network administration is a plus.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of and proper hands-on experience with both front and back-end languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, and SQL; experience with Javascript and APIs desired.
  • Thorough understating of the web development process, start to finish, including User Interface, cross-browser compatibility (including mobile device browsers), and general web functions and standards.
  • Ability to use related software, such as HTML editor (e.g. Creative Suite, VIM), database interfaces (e.g. Microsoft SQL Management Studio, RazorSQL), productivity programs (e.g. Microsoft Office); experience with content management systems (e.g. Drupal) desired.
  • Solid understanding of server operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS), file structures, and command-line interface.
  • Working knowledge of IP data network fundamentals, domain name system (DNS), and web security certificates (SSL/TLS).
  • Discretion and judgment to determine appropriate implementation of systems and tools to enable meaningful business operations.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to be a self-directed problem-solver while working flexibly as a team member with excellent interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to perform tasks both sitting and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to move freely around campus, including use of stairs
  • Dexterity as related to keyboard, telephone and normal office equipment
  • Normal visual acuity
  • Minimal lifting and reaching (up to 50 pounds)
  • Working in front of computer monitor for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours)

Work Environment and Conditions

Indoor open office environment, including movement between buildings on campus. This is a service and support position requiring a significant amount of contact with the campus community and the general public.

All the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation.   All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently.  This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.   Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.  This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head).  Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification. 

Application Information

Starting in 2022, all new employees of Bethel College must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.