Manager of Web CommunicationsPosition Number:
PSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level:
13Pay Grade Range:
$64,296 - $97,689Status :
Calendar Year, Full-time, PermanentDepartment:
Communications & External CommContact(s):
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
NoJob Description Summary:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 27, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by September17, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (September 17, 2021) may not be given full consideration. Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for managing the strategic development, content generation, and implementation of web sites, and other digital communications to advance the University’s mission. Work collaboratively across the department to support communication goals and objectives. Work closely with Information Technology Services (ITS) to support and expand appropriate internal and external online communication for all academic and administrative departments and units. Support annual digital marketing and advertising team efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Required Qualifications:
Provide leadership, development, ongoing support, and maintenance for digital publishing at the University of Rhode Island.
Participate as a member of the External Relations & Communications management team, responsible for working together to advance the URI brand and communications and marketing for the institution.
Collaborate with leadership in academic and administrative departments to develop strategic, effective, industry-leading web sites and digital communications. Collaborate with ITS and vendors to identify, select, deliver, design, customize, and support appropriate web services and technologies.
Work in coordination with ITS to develop, implement and disseminate University web branding guidelines, visual standards and policies.
Support annual digital marketing and advertising team efforts with back end Google Tag Manager strategy and implementation, analysis of campaign Google analytics, outcomes, and recommendation for changes in web design for future programs.
Provide expert guidance on content strategy, information architecture, and user experience.
Provide authoritative technical and creative consultation and support to University departments and units in the areas of web publishing and related digital technologies.
Recommend and implement strategic and technological direction for public-facing online initiatives at the University, including web publishing, social media, and other digital communications.
Maintain a high level of understanding of current industry best practices within the realm of web publishing, web and digital communications, and social media in higher education.
Conduct user testing and evaluation of web sites, pages, and technologies; analyze results and make recommendations.
Review the current digital publishing model at the University of Rhode Island and recommend a strategic planning direction for the future.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support University departments in the development, migration, and maintenance of legacy websites into a University-wide content management system.
Work with all units at the University in the creation of digital communications for promotion, recruitment, retention, alumni outreach, fundraising, and general image-building purposes.
Collaborate with ITS to conduct workshops, develop documentation, and provide end-user consultation in support of the University’s web and digital communication goals.
Conduct basic administration tasks as necessary to support web publishing.
Collect and analyze complex data sets, including web analytics.
Provide off-hours on-call support for weather-related communications and online crisis communications.
Perform other duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Macintosh hardware and word processing software, content management, web publishing, web analytics, and spreadsheet software; digital printers, copy and fax machines. HTML. CSS.
REQUIRED: Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the development and support of web sites.
3. Demonstrated experience in developing and advocating for web policies and best practices.
4. Demonstrated experience with modern HTML and CSS standards.
5. Demonstrated experience with web content management systems (including WordPress) and graphic design tools (such as Photoshop).
6. Demonstrated experience developing and providing user documentation, training, and support.
7. Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
8. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
9. Demonstrated proficiency with written communication skills.
10. Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple assignments.
11. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
12. Demonstrated ability to make technical information understandable by and accessible to non-technical audiences.
13. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
14. Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics and tag.
PREFERRED: Environmental Conditions:
1. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the development and support of web sites in a higher education environment.
2. Demonstrated experience with WordPress development.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO
REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Posting Date:
08/06/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:Quicklink for Posting:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#3) “Other Document – References" – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc)
(#4) “Other Document” – A document, not more than five pages long, with examples of your recent, relevant work. (This may include links, websites, PDFs, photos of prior projects, etc.)