UI/UX Designer

at University of Rochester
Location Rochester, NY
Date Posted March 2, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1
Twitter Handle @RCLibraries


The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks a creative and collaborative UI/UX Designer to join the Digital & Research Strategies portfolio. The incumbent will lead user interface design, functional prototyping, and graphic design efforts for RCL’s digital initiatives, including the library’s web presence, research applications, AR/VR projects, wayfinding, and physical and digital signage. Reporting to Assistant Dean, Digital & Research Strategies, the UI/UX Designer leverages strong skills in user experience design, experience in front-end web development, and expertise in visual design to create transformative and engaging digital tools, services, and experiences.



UX/UI Design 40%

  • Champion user-centered interaction models
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging UI design concepts, standards, and best practices
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes to communicate design ideas to stakeholders and support project planning
  • Illustrate design ideas by leveraging wireframes, story boards, user flows, process flows, and site maps
  • Design graphic user interface elements like menus, controls, and other visual elements in alignment with University standards and guidelines
  • Create usable and accessible graphics, images, and logos for physical signs and web and mobile applications
  • Collaborate with staff to consistently improve functionality and experience of RCL digital initiatives


Support for Front-End Development 20%

  • Collaborate with developers to build, test, and implement responsive web applications and experiences
  • Particpate in the design of software platform architecture and databases, as appropriate
  • Understand project requirements and carry out project planning, tracking, and implementation activities


Support for Library Initiatives 20%

  • Collaborate with the immersive technologies program (Studio X) to provide UI and UX expertise for select AR/VR projects
  • Collaborate with the Digital Scholarship Lab to provide UI and UX expertise for select

faculty research projects


  • Collaborate with other RCL departments to provide UI and UX expertise for select library initiatives
  • Provide guidance and information on emerging trends and new technologies


Professional Development 10%

  • Explore new trends in user experience, interface design, programming and development
  • Prototype new tools and run pilot projects to test new technologies
  • Participate in professional networks and organizations to expand knowledge base and share our work with a broader community


Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

  • Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participates in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintains professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and university constituencies
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree plus relevant programming experience (2+ years combined between education and experience)
  • Portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions
  • Experience applying user-centered philosophies and interaction design best practices
  • Ability to translate user ideas and design mock-ups to working prototypes
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and SASS
  • Knowledge of JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of version control software (Git)
  • Experience with design software (Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Familiarity with WCAG 0 and 508 Accessibility guidelines



  • Background in user interface design, user experience, and/or computer science
  • Knowledge of modern front-end frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, Foundation)
  • Familiarity with major CMS and MVC frameworks (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka, Django)
  • Familiarity with multiple development stacks (LAMP, MERN)
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment
  • Familiarity with game design engines (Unity, Unreal)
  • Familiarity with package management tools (Yarn, NPM)


Reference ID: 221084

*When applying online, please upload your cover letter & resume as one pdf document.

Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected/ Veterans / Disabled