UX/UI Designer job with VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

Cindy F. Cape

HEP 6, $80,560 – $87,199 per annum plus 17% employer superannuation contribution. This is a full-time (36.75 hours per week) ongoing role.

  • Located at our Footscray Park campus (can work some days at City campus also)
  • Hybrid working model allowing flexibility to work 2 days per week from home
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Cross-functional digital agile scrum delivery team with user-centred design at its core
  • Challenging and ever-changing projects dealing with large volume audiences

About the team

The Web Services department sits within the Marketing portfolio at VU and is responsible for the design, development and ongoing improvement of Victoria University’s public web presence, and associated sites, tools and services. Web Services does this through the delivery of a program of ever-changing innovative web projects and specialised support services.

Web Services also provides usability & digital best practice expertise to stakeholders across all matters related to the digital presence of Victoria University. This includes support for enterprise web systems such as VU Connect, Intranet and MyVU.

Web Services is comprised of three teams — the Technical Development Team, the Web Content Team and the UX & Design Team (where this role sits). For more context, please see the org structure map within the position description.

About the Role

In this role, you’ll combine your expertise in User Interface and User Experience with your strong communication and people skills to make a difference to the experiences people have when interacting with Victoria University.

This role works collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team (see the org structure map in the position description for detail) to research, design and deliver excellent multi-device user experiences and interfaces for our public-facing website and other digital products.

To succeed in this role, you:

  • have an inquiring and solution-driven mind that gets a kick out of solving complex and large scale problems with a user-centred approach.
  • are proficient in using Sketch as your primary design tool (or you’re proficient in Figma, Invision or Balsamiq and confident to pick up Sketch).
  • have an understanding of inclusive design principles and experience designing to meet WCAG guidelines.
  • have experience working with established brand guidelines and design systems.
  • are able to work proactively, autonomously and collaboratively across multiple synchronous projects, while communicating where there are delays, blockers, a need to pivot or a better way to approach a task.
  • are an excellent communicator and are confident in presenting and clearly articulating design concepts, and justifying design decisions, to a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • can think strategically and consider the big picture, while applying strong attention to detail.
  • bring a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to learn new skills, work efficiently, can stay calm and focussed under pressure, and are able to have some fun throughout the day!

Duties

  • Gather, analyse and interpret both quantitative data and qualitative research (including conduct user testing) to derive insights toward inform design decisions and user interface optimisations. 
  • Design and deliver responsive, on-brand (using establish guidelines and design system), accessible (WCAG 2.0 AA) and engaging UI wireframes and prototypes (of varying fidelity levels). 
  • Conduct UX research activities including user testing, competitor reviews, A/B testing, flow charts, customer journey mapping, prototyping and heuristic evaluation.
  • Interpret and translate design briefs into a timeline of activites and tasks, and effectively manage time to keep to agreed development and delivery timelines.
  • Prepare, present  and explain insights, recommendations and design artefacts to stakeholders and project teams.
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to understand their business goals and objectives. 
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of user experience methodologies, interface design practises, procedures and processes within the team.

Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements are available (up to 2 days WFH plus able to work some days at City campus)
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Professional development opportunities supported

How to apply:

For a Position Description, click here.

Submitted applications should comprise;

  • A cover letter
  • Your CV
  • A short response (can be summarised or itemised) to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description

About Victoria University:

Victoria University (VU) is the University of the West.

For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond.

We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities, with currently over 40,000 enrolled vocational and higher education students studying across our campuses.

Our moral purpose is to provide vocational and higher education that transforms the lives of students and the communities we serve. Our values are a living set of actions that underpin our moral purpose.

The VU Values are that we are always:

  • welcoming
  • ethical
  • shaping the future 
  • together.

This is the VU Way. We are always WEST.

At VU we believe diversity is a strength – the more diverse perspectives, identities, cultural backgrounds, ages and experience of our students and staff, the better our working environment, research and educational experience of our students.

With a culturally diverse population of students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, we strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where all students and staff are respected, valued and enabled to thrive.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Victoria University workers to be doubly vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/295586/ux-ui-designer/

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