Web Communications Specialist
Haverford College invites applications to our available full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible Web Communications Specialist position.
As a member of the College’s three-person Web Team in College Communications, the Web Communications Specialist will enhance and support the College websites through the application of solid design and UX fundamentals. This position will work closely with the Web Team to audit, assess, and improve website content to ensure that accurate, relevant, and engaging information is being delivered to the website's key audiences. Pursuant to the college’s policy and with approval from the supervisor, a hybrid work schedule may be applicable.
The Web Communications Specialist is the caretaker of the visual identity for College websites and works closely with the Web Team to establish College standards for content, architecture, and design, and to ensure that websites adhere to these standards. This position requires a strong understanding of web best practices including research and strategic planning, content development, information architecture, and visual design. In addition to demonstrating proficiency with HTML/CSS, this position requires a commitment to learning and supporting new technologies, as well as the creation of support and training documentation. The Web Communications Specialist must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management skills, a high sense of self-motivation, and organization.
Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:
Ensure websites adhere to content, user experience, design standards and visual identity, and the College’s style guidelines throughout the website. Review and update content submitted by users distributed across campus, ensuring websites adhere to content and user experience standards Work with campus clients on streamlining and improving content. Audit and assess website content to ensure that accurate, relevant, and engaging information is being delivered to the website’s key audiences. Consult with community stakeholders to determine a website’s purpose, functionality, requirements, and long-term strategy. Utilize HTML/CSS knowledge to create dynamic, and visually engaging responsive websites for the College, and academic and administrative departments within a Drupal environment. Works with the web communications team to develop and support specialized pages and sites as needed. Participate in ongoing site maintenance/content management as part of a 3-person web team. Create a variety of support and training documents, and provide in-person training as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Web Communications.
Line of Report: The Web Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Web Communications, and has no direct reports.
Education, Training, & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree, certification, or combination of experience and education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated experience with Drupal. Experience with Wordpress preferred. (Note: By the end of 2023, the haverford.edu website will be migrated from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9.)
- A sophisticated working knowledge of HTML and CSS, and an understanding of web standards and best practices and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2).
- Experience in higher education is preferred.
- Understanding of accessibility and usability concepts, information architecture, UX, and UI
- Familiarity with and use of Google Analytics
- Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
- Ability to effectively communicate solutions to team members as well as College administrators, faculty, alumni, staff, and students
- Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
- Experience with Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, etc.) and Basecamp (or similar) preferred
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required for this Position
- Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
- Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
- Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Never
- Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
- Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
- Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Never
- Pushing (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction): Never
- Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Never
- Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
- Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Never
- Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):Up to three hours
- Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Six to eight hours
- Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Never
- Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
- Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
- Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
- Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Up to three hours
Covid-19 Vaccination: All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when eligible) unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change over time and with notice.
To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references as a pdf file by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/details/Web-Commu.... The application deadline is August 24, 2022. Failure to provide the required documents may result in a lack of consideration.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.