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Senior UX Designer (Temporary)

Job Type Contract  
Experience Level Mid   Senior  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $41.12 - $47.67/ Hour  

The Senior UX Designer leads the design and font-end development of Sheridan’s web applications and primary website sheridancollege.ca. The incumbent is part of a team that maintains and evolves Sheridan’s online brand across multiple platforms.

The incumbent also investigates new and modified business requirements, conducts qualitative and quantitative user testing, evaluates results, and leads the design and development of online components to enhance the responsive user experience across platforms. 

They work in close collaboration with marketing and web operations team, internal stakeholders and consults with the leaders to address the strategic goals and objectives of Sheridan College.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Leading responsive user experience design and front-end development for Sheridan’s main site sheridancollege.ca and advises on all digital properties while maintaining AODA standards.
  • Support website roadmap strategy via strategic UX design and front- end development.
  • Creating AODA compliant prototypes and mock-ups for website UX needs, managing brand quality consistency, and designing high-quality graphic images and executing technical development.
  • Creating user-friendly web components and designs by using HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, JQuery, JavaScript libraries, API, NPM, Package managers, Adobe Suite products and more
  • Working in a cloud environment, MS Azure and Azure Dev Ops
  • Collaborate with back-end developers, agency partners, and marketing team to improve usability on primary site
  • Investigating new and existing client business requirements and make modifications to address clients changing business needs.
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis (e.g. user testing to assess user behavior) to evaluate results to improve and evolve online user experiences and design site information architecture to achieve clients’ desired business objectives.
  • Documenting functional specifications, style guides, component, and pattern libraries for use by college-wide web projects and initiatives. Use these tools to support design and publishing decisions and advise internal clients.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

About You

You have excellent technical and design skills for enterprise content management systems (experience with Sitecore preferred), written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences and communities.

You bring experience working with large scale cross functional teams along with the ability to work independently on projects.

You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications: 

  • 3-year diploma/degree in Web Design, Computer Programming, Multimedia, Graphic Design or a related field of study.
  • 5 years of experience designing, developing, and monitoring websites to W3C and AODA (WCAG) standards. Demonstrated knowledge of usability testing (Equivalency will be considered).
  • Experience with Web design and development.
  • Experience working with the following types of software applications and programming  languages:
    • Prototyping and Usability software applications
    • User testing methodologies
    • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, JQuery, JavaScript libraries, API, NPM, Package managers 
    • Content Management Systems (CMS) (Sitecore preferred)
    • Photo and illustration editing software (Adobe Suite)

Who We Are

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.? Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.  Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence.  Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan

Other Details

Faculty/Department: Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing 

Primary Work/Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) 

Work Categorization: Hybrid Position | On-site at least 3 days/week

Reference #: J1223-0559

Employee Group: Support Staff – Appendix D 


Hourly Range: $41.12 – $47.67

Hours/Week: 37.5 

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  

Application Details: This is a temporary position that may continue until July 31, 2024

Application Deadline: January 10, 2024

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan will provide job applicants with accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To request accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.