University of the Pacific: California's First University

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,100 students and nine schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.
The majority of students and the NCAA Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California’s state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences and an array of graduate programs while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

About the Position

The Digital Communications Developer is responsible for developing website content for University of the Pacific’s various websites and for developing, managing and executing content managed templates (and other assets) in the university’s content management system. In partnership with the Senior Director of Digital Communications, the Digital Communications Developer ensures all digital experiences align with and support the university’s mission, vision, values, brand, reputation and strategic goals. 

As the developer for all digital channels and touchpoints for Pacific’s three campuses, the developer brings a deep and diverse understanding of new and emerging digital technologies and best practices, web design, development and management. The developer demonstrates working knowledge of contemporary content management systems, project management and web analytics.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline (Two (2) years of full-time experience in the same/similar position is equal to one (1) year of completed post-high school education coursework).
  • One (1) year of professional experience working in Drupal.


  • Experience in the following front-end and server-side web technologies and programming platforms: HTML 5, XHTML/XML/XSL/XSLT, Javascript, JQuery, AJAX, CSS 3.0, ASP, ASP.NET, MVC, PHP, APEX and Visualforce.
  • Ability to work in a variety of web-server environments/frameworks such as: IIS 7.0/ Ingeniux CMS, Apache/Drupal and Salesforce/
  • Superior project management skills, including ability to effectively set priorities and manage multiple tasks using PM tools such as Asana, Jira, Basecamp, etc.
  • Experience working with senior leaders on strategic initiatives.
  • Experience training non-technical audiences on IT-related concepts, processes and methods.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of graphic and web design including responsive/adaptive displaying of information and accessibility.
  • Understanding of higher education environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to express complex
  • concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.


Apply Now

University of the Pacific is currently accepting applications for this position. Applicants will be required to provide a cover letter and current resume, as well as provide contact information for three professional references with their online application.

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AA/EEO Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.