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Associate Director of Digital Communications (Davidson College, N.C.)

Davidson College, located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C., seeks a strategic, thoughtful, client-focused Associate Director to serve as a key member of the digital communications team. Working with the director, a multimedia producer, and colleagues in the College Communications Office, Information Technology Services, and elsewhere on campus, this digital communications strategist, workflow analyst, and content provider will coordinate and guide the development of Davidson's online presence, including its Web sites, Intranet, e-mail, and social media channels.

The Associate Director will work collaboratively with faculty and staff across campus to develop, organize, and enhance departmental Web workflow and content on college Web sites and Intranet, incorporating current best practices in Web design, usability, information architecture, and the integration of multimedia and social media.

The Associate Director will create, update, and archive content on an ongoing basis based on editorial calendar and need. He or she will ensure creation of high-quality, well-written Web-optimized content, cross-browser support, and proper functionality.

He or she will provide training, guidance, and support to internal users working on institutional pages. Ensure the implementation of Web standards and guidelines that support college graphic standards and style manuals, maintaining the Davidson brand throughout sites.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor's degree and at least five years professional experience, preferably in a higher education, non-profit, or ad agency setting. Exceptional writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills. Ability to produce Web-optimized content and effectively move content from concept to implementation with little editorial oversight. Strong project management skills: ability to work independently, establish priorities, work within deadlines, organize effectively, and multitask. Candidate should be intellectually curious, creative, collaborative, team-oriented, and client-focused.

Ability to communicate technical subject matter to non-technical audiences and conduct training sessions in front of groups. Strong familiarity with Web publishing software (Dreamweaver), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash), and content management systems. In-depth knowledge of standards-compliant HTML, XHTML, CSS-based design/layout, and JavaScript/AJAX. Good understanding of user-centered design principles, usability, Web accessibility, e-mail marketing, and new media tools (blogging, podcasting, wikis, RSS), online communities, and Web analytics.

Knowledge and experience with Sharepoint and Ingeniux CMS.  

Experience developing online strategies and creating content for complex, large-scale Web sites. Demonstrated ability to analyze and transform the workflow of functional units with online solutions. Ability to evangelize content standards and processes to stakeholders.

Knowledge of audio and video editing software (Audacity, Final Cut Pro/Express, GarageBand, Quicktime) is desired. Experience with a program language such as PHP or ASP.net and databases (MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server) a plus. Knowledge of graphic design and print publishing process, including Adobe InDesign helpful.  

To apply, or for more information, please visit http://jobs.davidson.edu.

ABOUT DAVIDSON COLLEGE
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.

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