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Programming, Analysis, and Project Management: Works with campus and Public Affairs leaders to create, develop, implement and, support long- and short-term strategic web communications plans.

Serves as lead architect and primary coordinator for the development of UC Berkeley gateway site.  Oversees the development and implementation of the Campus Calendar Network (Berkeley Events), Berkeley News, the Berkeley Blog, and other central and high-traffic sites. Manages projects to create new sites and to enhance existing, coordinating the work of colleagues as well as outside contractors.

Applies advanced applications  programming  concepts to design, develop, modify, test, debug and evaluate highly complex programs and databases for these enterprise-wide and highly visible web communications.

Takes the lead in setting standards and quality assurance. Determines metrics and statistics for measuring effectiveness. Incorporates user considerations and usability testing into web and mobile development. Ensure that Public Affairs sites are accessible to the broadest possible audience, developing and testing for compliance with ADA requirements and compatibility with a range of desktop and mobile devices.

Consults with IS&T to ensure proper planning a management of the servers that host and operations that support the campus home page, NewsCenter, Berkeley News, and other Public Affairs sites.  These services must approach 100 percent uptime.

Professional Development and Leadership:  Monitors developments in internet technologies and applies new developments to in-house systems as appropriate.  Maintains knowledge of current and future trends in online and mobile communication and production technologies including content management, new media, policies, requirements, and best practices.

Provides  expert advice to Public Affairs on all matters related to the web, databases, and use of internet technology. Coaches less experienced members of the digital team.  Documents Public Affairs web systems and applications for both technical and non-technical staff.

Promotes campuswide excellence in web design and proper use of Public Affairs data feeds by providing  best practices,  guidelines, and recommendations for web developers. Serves  on campus committees pertaining to web communication, development, and policies.

Emergency Response:  Is a key member of the campus’s emergency response team, effectively disseminating critical information via the web in times of crisis or emergency. Provides support for off-hours and weekend posting of updates related to critical events.  Works with Public Affairs and others across campus on technologies that will assist in communicating during a campus emergency.  Recommends actions that will improve Public Affairs capabilities and readiness.

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