Primary Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Director of Digital Communications, University of the Pacific's Developer of Digital Communications is responsible for developing website content for the University of the Pacific's various websites and for developing, managing and executing content managed templates (and other assets) in the university content management system. In partnership with the Senior Director of Digital Communications, the Developer of Digital Communications, ensures all digital experiences align with and support the university's mission, vision, values, brand, reputation and strategic goals. As the developer for all digital channels and touchpoints for Pacific's three campuses (Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco): provides digital advertising and search engine optimization (SEO) measurements. Brings a deep and diverse understanding of new and emerging digital technologies and best practices; web design, development and management; analytics; email marketing; content strategy; SEO and search engine marketing (SEM). Demonstrates working knowledge of contemporary content management systems, project management, web analytics and social media strategy.
Essential Functions: 1. Serves a central role in helping Office of Marketing and Communications apply digital communication strategies and develop websites in support of the universitys goals.
2. Develops, tests, implements, deploys and maintains internal and external web sites and web applications in universitys Content Management Systems (CMS).
3. Helps ensure that web content is relevant, timely, and accurate and that the sites support the universitys brand identity.
4. Works with internal and external stakeholders in developing new site builds, site enhancements and improvements, site accessibility, and site optimization.
5. Works as a member of the digital communications staff in sourcing, developing, and implementing essential tools related to digital communications, including SEO, SEM, email, forms, and other digital management tools.
6. Develops website content in CMS, CSS, XHTML, and .NET frameworks.
7. Provides training and support services for staff members involved in producing or maintaining their units web presence.
8. Works collaboratively across the university with colleagues involved in producing the universitys websites, including information technology staff, authors and vendors.
9. Stays up to date with web-related trends, new technologies and best practices.
10. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to produce and measure the effectiveness of content across a wide range of platforms, including social media, digital media, and websites. Understanding of higher education environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to express complex concepts clearly and effectively. Experience working with senior leaders on strategic initiatives. Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours. Occasionally requires work during non-standard business hours based on business needs or deadlines.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.