JOB: Information Architect / University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA (Full-time)

6 Nov 2007 - 8:09pm
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Join a growing team of Web professionals working to effectively
communicate online with a wide range of internal and external

In addition to the institution's core Web sites, our team works to
create and improve sites and e-newsletters for University schools,
departments, centers, and administrative units.

The information architect is a unique position at the university. This
person will be the team's IA expert and guru. Working with
approximately 12 full time staff, freelancers, and vendors, the
architect will identify and implement effective site structures and
organize large amounts of content across many sites, disciplines and
programs. The architect will develop a wide range of solutions that
will improve user experience, increase efficiency for content
management, and facilitate publishing user oriented content across the

The information architect is responsible for developing methods of
organizing and labeling Web sites, e-newsletters, discussion forums,
and other digital/online formats. The information architect will
determine ways to bring principles of design and architecture to the
digital landscape to support the usability and accessibility of the
University's interactive communications.

Candidates must thoroughly understand information architecture best
practices, W3C standards, and make regular use of online resources to
maintain an understanding of new methods and technologies used in the
field. A bachelor's degree is required.

Working closely with Web designers, developers, and other staff, the
information architect will determine navigation methods and site maps,
and play a primary role in developing page wireframes.

Nearing the successful end of a $2 billion capital campaign, The
University of Pittsburgh is an AAU-member research university serving
34,000 students through 15 undergraduate, graduate, and professional
schools. The University offers competitive salary commensurate with
experience and excellent benefits including health, retirement, and
tuition remission for employee and eligible family members.

Submit a letter of interest, resume, salary history/requirement, and a
list of five URLs with an explanation of how you contributed to each
site to: jah102 at

G. Jason Head
Web Developer
University Marketing Communications
University of Pittsburgh

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