Job application closing date: 01 Apr 2005

The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation focused on the development of programs and technology to assist people with disabilities in low-income countries around the world. The CIR is an outgrowth of Physicians Against Land Mines (PALM), a public education and advocacy organization formed in l996 to address the treatment and prevention of land mine injuries. CIR/PALM is affiliated with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Prosthetics/Orthotics Research Laboratory and Education Center of Northwestern University.

The Web Master is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the CIR and PALM Websites and oversight of all online informational services. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

- Development and maintenance of the CIR/PALM WebPages
- Working with the Art Director on layout and visual design of the Websites
- Working with Marketing, Communications and Development office to optimize visibility and opportunities, and maintain content.
- Create user-centric websites and web application architectures that are experiential, scalable, intuitive, and easy to use.
- Act as an advocate for the user, creating structures that help users accomplish their goals quickly and easily.
- Track usage and report on usage and usability issues
- Promote the CIR/PALM site and its profile on internet search engines and enhance the site’s placement and presence through search engine optimization.
- Knowledge and experience in categorizing content for navigation/discovery
- Ensure the web pages are accessible to persons with disabilities according to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Web Accessibility Initiative
- Code and maintain program material for web-based learning using a course management system including exams, quizzes, multimedia and course content.
- Collaborate with distance learning partners on delivery of web-based educational programs to facilitate the mission of CIR
- Update resource information and resource results
- Assist in the creation of project outcomes
- Assist with grant proposals
- Educate and inform staff about the web
- Facilitate the translation of web pages into Spanish and other languages
- Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired; At least 3 years experience in comparable positions. Ability to work with art director, marketing department and other staff to design and implement CIR's web pages and applications. This includes tracking and communicating website uses and needs to management. Ability to convert documents into HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) or other complex programming language. Ability to determine user's needs, strategies and goals, and develops web pages. Knowledge of and experience with HTML and JavaScript is required, Cold Fusion, DHTML is highly recommended.

Salary and Benefits:

Dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Our benefits package includes paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave plus employer-contributed medical, dental and disability insurance.

Vacancies Contact
The position is available immediately. Please send cover letter, resume and references to the attention of the Director, Center for International Rehabilitation, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20036 USA (t) +1 202-223-3559, or CIR assures equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without discrimination.