The College of St. Scholastica is a transformative place – for students, who are prepared for a life of purpose and for employees, who are encouraged to inspire and serve. As the only private, independent college in northeastern Minnesota, St. Scholastica embraces inclusion so that each and every member of the community feels profoundly welcome.
The Associate Director, Web Development is responsible for managing all facets of the College’s front-end web presence (css.edu) and partnering with Information Technologies on related infrastructure and back-end development. The Associate Director, Web Development works in collaboration with the campus community to audit and improve the College’s external web presence as well as overseeing web marketing systems.
Manages the content, design, development and maintenance of the College’s web presence (css.edu) through an inclusive lens to align with college priorities and Benedictine values; establishes and ensures adherence to web content and design standards/guidelines to ensure consistency; manages current iteration of web presence and creates strategies for future developments/enhancements; coordinates activities with IT and other College departments/users; manages content to include copywriting, front-end design and development, photo editing and CMS management; coordinates efforts with vendors on web and design development, testing, analytics and data development.
Supports social media platforms from a technical perspective and collaborates with the Communications team to ensure effective social media initiatives and brand reputation.
Collaborates with the greater Marketing and Communications team to develop, implement and enforce procedures, guidelines, templates and standards.
Collaborates with vendors or internal developers on third-party systems that have a direct integration with css.edu.
Administer the College’s web marketing tools and Google web products.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in digital marketing, communications, or related field; AND four (4) years of professional experience in website operations; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Knowledge and Skills: Developing and maintaining effective technical integrations with social media and web-based communications and marketing initiatives.
Knowledge of computer systems and applications related to the work.
Knowledge of public information, media relations and effective community outreach.
Preparing and editing effective written informational and marketing materials.
Experience developing effective cross-cultural informational and educational materials.
Preparing clear, concise and complete reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
Skill in: Commitment to inclusive excellence as an expression of the Benedictine values of The College of St. Scholastica
Front-end HTML, CSS and working understanding of scripting languages
Managing large websites with a content management system (CMS)
Developing, measuring and maintaining effective digital marketing initiatives
Training others in policies and procedures related to the work
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands
Developing and supervising effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
Preparing clear, concise and complete reports, correspondence and other written materials
Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with coworkers and students
Exhibiting strong cross-cultural oral and written communication skills
Physical Demands & Working Environment The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up fo...r the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.