Web Content/Design Assistant

Job Description

SFD student content/design assistants help build and maintain websites for College of Humanities and Sciences departments, programs, projects and centers, and labs as well as other UM clients.

Projects and tasks for both designers and content assistants initially include content updates and evaluating website compliance with UM, H&S, and accessibility standards.  As training progresses, there will be opportunities to expand into design and other skill sets.

This is a great opportunity for long-term employment with practical experience.

Content Assistants

Content Assistants complete website editing tasks in the UM web template and Cascade content management system. Tasks may include updating content, editing images, and adjusting pages to meet accessibility standards. A good working knowledge of HTML is helpful (training is provided).


Designers build websites in the UM web template and Cascade content management system. The position requires good working knowledge of HMTL and CSS as well as design tools such as Photoshop. Designers provide creative design primarily for websites, but may also be asked to create logos, postcards, and flyers. Designers work closely with developers and communicate directly with clients during all phases of projects. Designers are also asked to complete content tasks when necessary.


Primary Qualification:  Ability to work with web content (text and images) in the UM web template and Cascade content management system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools.
  • Familiarity with markup languages (HTML and CSS).
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards.
  • Good troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned work even when unsupervised.

An initial training period will focus on skills enhancement, office practices, and web standards.


Work study preferred, but not mandatory

Hours:  12-17 hours/week (up to 40 hours/week in the summer if have work study)

Must be registered for at least 6 credits