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Web Manager

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201306149468 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $64,600 - $98,500

Position Information

The UC Riverside Office of Strategic Communications provides campus leadership in planning, coordinating and implementing communications programs that foster increased awareness, understanding and support of the institution's mission, vision, accomplishments and needs among its many internal and external constituencies.

About this Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of Marketing and Creative Services, and working in close collaboration with current marketing, multimedia design and video staff, the Web Manager also supports the media relations staff, university advancement unit staff, and a variety of campus departments and organizations. The incumbent provides project management and programming backup when needed. Working in close partnership with the Creative Director to execute web design and branding and supervising 2.0 FTE programmers, the incumbent will:

o manage development and refinement of the campus umbrella site, ucr.edu, including site navigation, programming, Search Engine Optimization, (SEO), and multimedia content.
o by utilizing the Omni Update content management system, assist select campus clients in planning and building sites, developing content, optimizing SEO, and ensuring compliance with UC Electronic Accessibility Guidelines and campus branding guidelines.
o Assist with management of short and long-term digital asset management systems (WEBDAM).
o oversee programming for all UCR online digital publications.
o regularly evaluate umbrella site traffic and analytics and recommend industry best practices and new ways to leverage technologies and social media best practices.
o Coordinate, edit and supervise work of external vendors and freelance content producers.
Note: Finalists for this position will need to submit samples of their work/portfolios for review by the selection committee.

About UCR: Distinguished by more than 50 years of high-impact research, UC Riverside is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities at home and abroad- air, water, energy, transportation, agriculture and more. With a population of more than 21,000 students, UCR is the most diverse campus in the prestigious 10 campus UC system and it is the eighth most diverse university in the nation. Recently named a "Next Generation University", UCR has earned a national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and service.

Minimum Requirements

o Bachelor's Degree in computer science, communications or related field and six years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
o Minimum of two years Web/IT project management experience, including defining scope of work and production schedules, allocating and coordinating in-house and freelance resources, budget management, client management.
o Experience supervising professional programming staff.
o Demonstrated skill in planning and mapping site architectures; Working knowledge of web and cross-platform design best practices; Familiarity with site security and accessibility guidelines.
o Programming experience in HTML and CSS, including familiarity with HTML5 and CSS3 programming and browser compatibility issues; Familiarity with PHP, MySQL, Javascript and Web 2.0.
o Working knowledge of content management systems.
o Working knowledge of mobile design and development including responsive design.
o Familiarity with brand stewardship and strategic marketing best practices.
o Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
o Excellent problem-solving, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

o Graduate degree in computer science, communications or related field
o Experience working with CMS systems Omni Update and WordPress.
o Experience in web writing/editing, analytics and SEO best practices.
o Experience facilitating focus groups and user-testing research.
o Familiarity or experience with developing mobile applications.
o Experience integrating web design/content with social media platforms.
o Experience working in a college or university environment.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #4 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2011). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 41st among top public universities (US News and World Report 2011) and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to workforce diversity.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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