Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Duke University Press (DUP) seeks a Web Platform Manager to develop and deliver on a strategic roadmap for our highly integrated web platforms, including our e-commerce platform and our scholarly books and journals content platforms, aligning all sites in support of the Press’s business goals. The Web Platform Manager works closely with the marketing, sales, customer relations, content production, enterprise systems, and IT teams, as well as third-party vendors and partners to lead centralized planning, development, and maintenance of the Press’s web platforms. The Web Platform Manager is responsible for long-term planning, project management, and day-to-day management of the web platforms. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Information Systems Manager and is a member of the Business Information and Technology Services (BITS) group.
With appropriate experience, a variety of Bachelor’s degrees may be considered qualifying for this role.
Remote work is supported for this position in the following locations: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, MT, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA.
If interested please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Wed. July 27, 2022.
Duke University Press is strongly-committed to fighting racism and to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome applicants who share this commitment.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Project Management, Budget ManagementServe as project manager on major web platform development projectsServe as leader of the cross-functional teams responsible for the ongoing management of each platform and the integration of these platforms with DUP’s enterprise systemsCreate and manage budgets for annual maintenance, strategic development, and major projects related to the web platformsCustomer and User SupportMaintain a support and enhancement request processRespond promptly and fully to requests for support, both internal and externalReport regularly on status of support requestsCreate and maintain training materials; train internal users on use of platform tools and on general platform operations relevant to their rolesVendor Relationship ManagementManage key vendor relationships vital to the creation and ongoing management of our web platformsNegotiate contracts; work with Duke University Procurement to execute contractsManage invoices from and payment to all web vendorsCompliance and Web Best Practices Coordinate with the Press’s IT department and Duke University compliance offices to ensure that web applications are secure and compliant with industry standards and university policiesEnsure all web platforms and platform vendors comply with Duke University e-commerce and data security policiesEstablish and support the implementation of web standards and a consistent style for DUP platformsFollow emerging trends and best practices in web technologies and user experience and incorporate them as appropriate into DUP’s web portfolioCreate awareness across the Press and with stakeholders about web trends and technologiesSEO and AnalyticsCreate, implement, enforce, and continuously improve search engine optimization practicesReview analytics regularly for clues to site efficacy and usability; regularly report on high-level use statistics related to site impact and site operationsSupport marketing and content production teams in use of the analytics tools for their own needsCross-Functional CoordinationWork with DUP IT to plan and manage the system integration and hosting requirements of the web platformsWork with product managers of enterprise systems to design and maintain effective integrations with web platformsWork with marketing teams to align digital marketing activity with web strategy; support them in the use of analytics tools to measure the efficacy of social media effortsAct as liaison between the vendor and the DUP editorial-production team when online publishing workflows (books and journals) intersect with general web development and maintenance
- Strategic Planning and Product Management
- Engage key users and stakeholders, including business leaders, to inform the strategic roadmap for both e-commerce and content platforms, and execute on that roadmap.
- Plan the ongoing development of existing web platforms to support the operations and strategic goals of the overall business
- Own all product documentation related to platform development and manage the product enhancement process, from request to contract to implementation
- Ensure that all properties within the DUP web portfolio are working in conjunction with each other to achieve business goals
- Ensure revenue-critical web platforms remain highly available and stable for the benefit of customers
Department-Preferred Qualifications (skills and knowledge that may contribute to success in this role)
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Exceptional communication skills, with a commitment to proactive communication to and cultivation of stakeholders
- Ability to lead effectively through influence
- Ability to build, maintain, and develop effective relationships with vendors and colleagues from different backgrounds and levels of technical ability
- Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
- Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow-through on tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to translate user/client input into project goals, deliverables and project plans
- Familiarity with one or more popular content management systems, e.g. Drupal or WordPress
Department-Preferred Experience: A minimum of 2 years applicable experience, developing and delivering complex web projects, with appropriate attention to all aspects of the project development life cycle. Experience in publishing or scholarly communications preferred.
Work requires a Bachelors degree in graphic design or computer science
Work requires three years of progressive web design and production experience. Experience with web design project management preferred. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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