Coe College is seeking a detail-oriented, creative and analytical professional to join the Office of Marketing as the Web & Digital Media Specialist.
The Web & Digital Media Specialist is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining the primary website of the college (www.coe.edu) as well as overseeing the college’s digital media presence including but not limited to paid social media campaigns and digital/web advertising. A strong understanding and demonstrated expertise in web content, usability, architecture, development, accessibility, user-experience and design is required. A proven understanding of the prospective student and parent market and how it applies to the work being done is required. This position will support other primary sites as needed.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Manage and maintain the Coe College website (www.coe.edu) and assist with other sites as needed (alumni.coe.edu, my.coe.edu, www.coeathletics.com).
Partner with internal and external content managers, editors, designers, developers and other college staff to ensure sites meet both client and college needs, align with the brand strategy platform and meet best practice web standards.
Complete day-to-day website updates.
Train and assist campus-wide website editing administrators on the CMS.
Develop and execute long-term site goals in collaboration with the Vice President for Admission & Marketing and Director of Marketing.
Understand the key front? and back?end web development aspects of the site.
Advise the Vice President for Admission & Marketing and Director of Marketing on methods and best practices to drive traffic to the Coe College website.
Oversee site performance, responsiveness, security, maintenance, user-experience and accessibility (using Site Improve) while resolving any issues quickly and effectively.
Develop, track and report on KPIs and ROIs using Google Analytics and use this information to enhance and improve the site.
Continually analyze the site to make enhancements for SEO.
Utilize Google Analytics, Google AdWords and other relevant sites on a continual basis.
Develop landing pages and micro-sites as needed.
Serve as the campus expert on all things website related.
Collaborate with Information Technology as needed to ensure the site is supported.
Manage paid social media advertising efforts and analytics in collaboration with the Director of Marketing.
Assist with Office of Admission and other campus program needs.
Bachelor’s degree in web development, digital media, communication, business, marketing, public relations or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 5 years of professional experience with at least two years managing a website through a CMS. Experience managing a site of 500+ pages is desired. Experience using Concrete5 is desired but not required.
Higher education and admission experience desired.
Experience managing multiple projects on various timelines and effectively assessing/reprioritizing workload regularly, problem-solving and anticipating scheduling conflicts/future needs.
Experience with SEO, Google AdWords and paid social media advertising and analytics is required.
Knowledge of servers and code structure.
Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
Ability to provide excellent management and leadership to the admission and marketing staff while working collaboratively with staff, management, college clients and IT support.
Competency in using Adobe Photoshop is required. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is desired.
Experience with video platforms (Vimeo and Youtube) and their relation to a website is required.
Knowledge of web accessibility standards: W3C Web standards, WAI, ADA & Sections 508 and 504 compliance.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and planning skills.
Demonstrated desire for continuous improvement, including the ability to accept and implement constructive feedback.
Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to working with the community.
The ability to think creatively and innovatively while staying in tune with the needs and desires of the target market.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with people from a wide variety of offices, and maintain a positive atmosphere while working under time constraints and deadlines.
Willingness to do what is needed to accomplish goals for the college.
Dedication to the educational mission of a private, residential liberal arts college.
Ability to maintain positive relationships in a collaborative and diverse team atmosphere.
Commitment to excellence in service to students and other constituencies, internal and external.
Demonstrated ethical and responsible decision making.
Consistent attendance and accountability necessary to meet position objectives.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be able to sit for long periods of time (multiple hours).
A valid driver’s license.
The duties of this position require evening and weekend work.
About Coe College
Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 175,000 people in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.