Hello everyone! Simpson College, located near Des Moines, Iowa, is redesigning their website and in need of a full-time Web Development Specialist & WordPress Expert. Job description follows and also available at http://www.simpson.edu/hr/jobs/webdevwordpressexpert.html
Simpson College in Indianola, IA is ready to hire a full time web development specialist to implement and maintain our upcoming WordPress Multisite powered website. This position will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day maintenance and ongoing enhancements to ensure the web presence is well aligned with Simpson’s goals and objectives including its overall brand position. The position is in the department of Marketing and Public Relations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.
• Keeping the website current, consistent, and competitive by proactively working with various
departments to ensure Simpson’s online presence consistently communicates the high
quality and thriving environment that the College offers.
• Monitoring best practices and web trends and analyzing website traffic and usage in order to
recommend enhancements that contribute to the continuous growth and evolution of the site.
• Ongoing WordPress updates and plugin support.
• Coordinating and conducting WordPress training and support materials for web admins
• Managing the growth and integrity of the site’s information architecture and Google Search
You must have the ability to do front end coding to quickly modify information as necessary. You must have solid experience in:
• Semantic markup
• WordPress MultiSite
You should also have a strong understanding of:
• Site functionality
• Mobile website creation
• Information architecture
• Statistical analysis
• Usability testing
• SEO functions
• Google Search Appliance
• Google Analytics integration, monitoring and reporting
This position strategically coordinates with internal clients, designers, and IS&T, as well as outsourced developers, vendors and solution providers. Project management experience, excellent collaboration skills and the ability to foster a positive working environment are critical. You will need to be an excellent communicator and leader with strong interpersonal and listening skills who constantly evaluates and reports on how the website and CMS are serving Simpson’s ongoing needs.
If you have at least three years experience, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing/public relations/ web development or related degree, and are looking for a dynamic and creative work environment, please send a letter of application, resume, examples of personal websites/blogs or other websites you have built and/or maintained along with three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125 or to email@example.com. First preference will be given to those applications received prior to September 9, 2011.
Simpson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer