Web and Publications Coordinator

Boulder, Boulder County
Jan 07, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Publishers & Presses

Posting Description: *Job Responsibilities:* Graphic and Web Design for Marketing Communications - Duties involve developing a design concept to meet marketing and communications goals, researching printing costs, gathering information and writing or editing content in conjunction with the "client" or unit, implementing the design and layout, proofreading, and managing final production by the printer. - Collaborate with the Arts and Sciences Communications and Alumni Relations team Communicators Group, which meets regularly to promote brand strategy and coordinate communication practices throughout the college - Serve as an integral part of the decision-making process for upcoming projects, services and direction that have e-media components. - Oversee the development, implementation and timeline of website projects, i.e., managing A&S curriculum website, managing doc vault for A&S offices in conjunction with A&S IT unit (ASIT). - Oversee technological solutions and product selection, such as web hosting options, development tools and languages. - Interface with ASIT and OIT. - Provide advanced WordPress and Drupal CMS development. - Provide PHP development services for Dean's Office sites. - Provide mark-up (HTML5, CSS3), javascript and other front-end development solutions. - Produce system of importing RSS feed or similar input from the campus Office of News Services into the A&S magazine news feed; produce system of exporting in-house content from A&S site to ONS. - Convert current A&S site from WordPress CMS to Drupal or provide solutions to all issues that arise as a result of A&S using CMS that differs from campus standard. - Gather and analyze user stats to determine use patterns for usability improvements. - Design and develop user-centric information architecture for websites and web applications. Percentage of time: 50 Web, Broadcast Email and Social Media Maintenance - Assume primary responsibility for updating and enhancing the college website and the A&S magazine website. - Make content updates to the various internal and external Dean's Office websites, such as names, units, policies, documents, etc. - Perform ongoing web maintenance by making sure all A&S website pages function properly and are up to date. - Oversee and create art for A&S publications;maintain the collection, and managing all its manipulations (sizing, cropping, photoshopping, formatting). - Manage the web, print, and media services for the Dean's Office. - Perform ongoing web maintenance by making sure all A&S website pages function properly and are up to date, posting textual and other revisions as needed. - Develop electronic newsletters and invitations as part of Arts and Sciences Communications and Alumni Relations team. - Assist college departments and programs with their web sites. These duties involve working knowledge of various web applications and design principles to make the most of this electronic medium. - Develop multimedia enhancements for the college web and social networking sites; oversee and maintain social networking presence to meet strategic communication goals. - Serve as primary content aggregator for and producer of all A&S social-media outlets. - Serve as primary designer, assembler and producer of all email blasts disseminated from the college's bulk-email system. - Manage and monitor the College's contact databases. - Monitor and analyze e-mail blast statistics to inform communication decisions. - Gather and analyze user stats to determine use patterns for usability improvements. - Provide technical training to staff members if needed. Percentage of time: 35 Special Events and media creation and management - Develop communication materials to support and publicize various special events, and assists other team members with planning and coordinating special events, which might include alumni-outreach events coordinated by the dean's office. - Provide photography, illustration and video services at the direction of the Director of Communications and External Relations. Percentage of time: 15 *Salary and Benefits:* $3,150 per month The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.* In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu or (303) 492-6475. --- *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and excluded parties list system check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Further, all employees must submit to the self-disclosure requirements outlined in the campus background check policy available at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/background-check-policy._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree At least two years' experience in journalism, communications, graphic design, or public relations Two years' experience with website creation and electronic and print publications Familiarity with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe applications (lndesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and programming languages such as PHP, Javascnpt, etc. Ability to hand code HTML and CSS

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Desired Qualifications: One or more years' experience in a University environment Strong multitasking ability A personable team player comfortable working with a wide range of people and units Experience and ability to deliver high level of customer service Proven ability to work well under pressure and keep within deadlines Interest in computer technology resulting in the ability to master new applications and technology easily High level of motivation; excellent written, verbal, and customer service skills; attention to detail

Campus: Boulder