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Manager, Web Communications

Job ID 362 Location : San Marcos, CA, US Date posted 07/30/2020
The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

The Web Communications Manager is responsible for the overall design, content and performance of the website. This role will also help guide efforts to better understand and engage digital audiences and support university priorities. Provides day-to-day website management and supervision for the website in accordance with institutional goals, marketing direction and brand strategy. Provides strategic advice to university partners on digital experience platforms, information architecture, web content and design. Requires strong technical ability, visual design capabilities, and project management skills to build, support, and expand features of the website. This individual is the primary liaison for the university's web content management system.

This position requires proficiency with Search Engine Optimization (SEO); organic search strategy; content optimization; key word research; website monitoring and user analytics; and link-building. This needs to be coupled with proficient analytic skills and the ability to connect the user behavior and content to the business goals of the site. Analytics and performance must be balanced with the visual design and user experience of the website in addition to presentation of the USAHS brand.

Helping to optimize content and maintain SEO best practices, the ideal candidate will have a significant impact on the growth of visitor traffic, developing new ways to expand, engage and retain our target audience, implement business initiatives, improve the site’s authority on the web, support the USAHS brand and value proposition, and provide users with an exceptional experience.

• Responsible for system administration, system architecture, and configuration of the website content management system (CMS).
• Build, refresh and maintain web pages hosted on
• Responsible for overall organization, visual design, content strategy, information architecture and functionality of USAHS’s institutional website as well as web properties hosted outside of the website ecosystem.
• Manage the university's search engine optimization (SEO) and conversion rate optimization (CRO) efforts.
• Define success metrics for the site’s content strategy, ensuring that relevant data is collected in analytics and used correctly to improve search results
• Leverage web analytics, visitor analytics, and customer data analytics to monitor weekly site performance as well as competitors’, improve the site’s organic search results through tactics such as white-hat link acquisition, retarget visitors, and help the site achieve its business goals
• Ensure compliance with federal accessibility guidelines (ADA and Section 508).
• Identify ways to improve website user experience.
• Establish processes for and conduct content audits to improve content quality, ensure accuracy, and eliminate redundant information.
• Identify trends, industry best practices and monitor competitor websites.

May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Travel required up to 10% to local US campuses

Reports to: Executive Director, Marketing
Positions supervised: None

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

• Bachelor's degree in an applicable field of study.
• 5-8 years relevant website experience including information architecture, design, security and content management.
• Digital agency experience preferred
• Experience working with web content management systems (CMS), user experience platforms, and project management tools.
• Experience planning and implementing website redesign projects.
• Expert understanding of web governance principles, regulatory issues, risk management, and best practices.
• Strong leadership skills and ability to form successful working relationships with staff across the university.
• Strong project management skills.
• Expert competency in HTML and CSS.
• Advanced competency in native JavaScript with ability to develop both client-side and server-side applications.
• Proficiency using common web-related productivity and project management software tools.
• Experience with web analytics tools and basic statistical analysis.
• Strong understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), accessibility requirements, UX, UI, responsive design and mobile standards.
• Demonstrated experience working with SEO subject matter experts, content creators, marketers, UI designers, engineers, and data analysts
• Ability to meet project deadlines and commitments and follow directions from senior management
• Experience with blogs and/or content sites
• Excellent time management and organizational skills to complete multiple tasks concurrently and meet established due dates and deadlines; must work with appropriate sense of urgency based on business requirements
• Excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position:

• Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

• Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

• Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

• Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

• Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

• Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.  

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