GW Law Web Lead

The George Washington University
Washington D.C.
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Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital and one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The GW Law School Web Lead serves as the primary liaison and point of contact for the web presence of the GW Law School. The Web Lead works in concert with the GW Law School Communications Lead, GW Law School stakeholders, and the central Communications and Marketing division to achieve school-specific and collective goals. 

Responsibilities include:

 Website Management

  • Coordinating with the GW Law School Communications Lead on day-to-day and strategic web priorities
  • Maintaining all public-facing websites affiliated with the GW Law School, either directly or through delegation to other content managers 
  • Building websites on content management systems including Drupal and WordPress
  • Working with HTML and CSS as well as other programming languages and concepts when necessary for projects
  • When working with third parties such as external vendors, the Web Lead is responsible for ensuring compliance with GW standards  


  • Working with Law School Communications Lead and other stakeholders to align web work with GW Law School’s strategic priorities
  • Utilizing web content strategy, search engine optimization, and digital accessibility best practices throughout all projects
  • Regularly reviewing web analytics to inform decision making 
  • Coordinating web content publishing across ancillary systems, such as the University Calendar, digital signage, or mobile applications 
  • Ensuring sites are properly configured for digital marketing, including analytics tracking, distribution on social media, and search engine optimization 

Quality Assurance

  • Ensuring website content is up to date, accurate and free of errors such as typos and broken links
  • Fact checking and paying close attention to detail to produce error-free work
  • Ensuring the GW Law School websites meet GW visual identity standards, GW digital accessibility standards, and GW Law School editorial standards 


  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills in both outward- and internal-facing contexts 
  • Ensuring the status of web projects and tasks is clearly communicated within the division and with school stakeholders
  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders who have a range of technical expertise 

Support and Training

  • Participating in Virtual Office Hours and trainings as needed to support GW Law School website content managers
  • Providing regular input on features and functionality of GW web platforms, as well as related training needs for themselves or their users
  • Providing support on projects across the Communications and Marketing division per request from manager and/or Division lead as needed 

Project Management

  • Applying project management software like Basecamp or Trello and project management best practices to ensure successful project completion
  • Managing and prioritizing day-to-day operational tasks with larger ongoing projects

The GW Law School Web Lead may also perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  •  Experience working in higher education
  •  Awareness of web trends in higher education and professional schools
  •  Familiarity with Drupal 8/9
  • ·         Familiarity with creation of web graphics
  • ·  Experience utilizing sitemaps, wireframes and other prototyping tools 
  • · Digital marketing experience 

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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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Located four blocks from the White House, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital. The university offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degree programs in medicine, law, engineering, education, business, and international affairs.

The George Washington University dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. We value a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. A diverse population of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50 states, D.C, and more than 130 countries enroll at GW each year. 

To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the university provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, GW offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in D.C., the nation, and abroad. The university acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and the professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves.

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