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Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 06/20/2008
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Opening: Web Manager
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities seeks an Web Manager responsible for Online Communications through two Web sites (CCCU.org and BestSemester.com). The vision for this position is to leverage online communication and communities for the CCCU. We are searching for someone with a strong understanding of the role of online communications, networking and building community in an association setting. The Web Manager reports to the VP of Communications.
The Council is a professional association of 179 campuses in 23nations whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. The Council coordinates professional development opportunities for administrators and faculty, manages U.S. based and international off-campus student programs, provides public advocacy for Christ-centered higher education and manages cooperative efforts among its member campuses. (www.cccu.org | www.bestsemester.com)
The Council has an $11 million budget, employs 70 plus staff in the U.S. and seven international locations, recruits almost 800 students a year for its student programs and has over 1,200 participants a year at 30 different professional development conferences.
Main Job Functions:
Online Communication. This includes service to all CCCU web properties
o Envision and implement interactive communication channels (video, audio, resources, etc.)
o Manage online communities (online discussion forums, listserv, etc.)
o Create and manage web content and development
o Manage e-mail communications initiatives (design, deliver and measure)
o Manage unique features of CCCU online communications such as the Career Center
- Web management. This position will be the primary point of contact for Web site management
o Lead a cross-department "web team"
o Manage third-party vendors and contractors
o Responsible for training of content owners on use of CMS
o Manage update online communication requests from across the organization. (Requests will range in complexity from simple edits to the creation of new features for better communication).
o Proactively work with departments to ensure their content is updated according to a content matrix and timeline which successful candidate will manage and keep up-to-date.
o Work with the Web development vendor(s) to create and implement new functionality as needed to accommodate organizational needs.
o Use Google Analytics to continuously improve offerings, optimize responses and evaluate ROI for all initiatives
o Work with Database Administrator to facilitate Web users providing and receiving accurate database records
o Be key driver in the maximization of search engine performance
- monitor search engine rankings and referrals and monitor site traffic and user behavior
o As a member of the Communications Team there will be expectations of participating in team planning, serving on other projects as needed and other duties as assigned.
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume and three professional references (with contact information including name, relationship, address, e-mail and telephone numbers) by July 15th. Nominations, inquiries or applications should be sent via e-mail (with the resume as a Word or PDF attachment) to the contact below. No paper applications or phone calls please.
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Persons applying for the position should:
Have a strong appreciation for Christian mission and purpose of the CCCU
Must have a bachelors degree in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience or the equivalent education and experience. In addition the ideal candidate will have extensive experience in interactive communication initiatives which include search engine optimization, paid keyword strategies, online promotions and crossover promotions, leveraging social networks, direct e-mail marketing, and other initiatives leveraging emerging technologies.
Experience driving strategic direction and roadmap for websites and online communication programs
Experience with association membership communications
Understand appropriate application of industry-standard technical platforms, languages and methodologies including HTML, DHTML, Flash, CSS, dynamic data driven web applications, etc.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite applications (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) preferred
Proficiency with industry-standard MS Office applications
Experience with Basecamp or similar online project management tools a plus
Have strong writing skills
Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and function well with little supervision
Have an interest in higher education
Physical Requirements Include:
Sitting for long periods of time at the computer; Lifting up to 50 pounds; Bending; Stooping; Kneeling; Standing; Climbing