The Website Project Associate (WPA) is an integral member of the project team responsible for planning, implementing and managing content for a new website for Office of the Vice President for Campus Life focused on helping students connect with resources and opportunities at Princeton to assist them in the discovery and pursuit of meaningful career paths. The site will also contain a database of detailed alumni profiles.
This position will serve as a member of the Center for Career Development, reporting to the senior associate director of strategic communications and marketing, and working closely with the Office of Information Technology Web Development Services (WDS) project team. The WPA is self-directed and responsible for providing critical project support to oversee, organize and create content, and plan overall project activities. This position is a 12-month term assignment.
Research, write, edit, proofread and maintain all website content developed throughout the project
Working collaboratively with WDS, coordinate and oversee all website project activities with stakeholders, including adhering to critical and interdependent deadlines, monitoring and following up on all related work assignments
Populate content management system
Keep project team partners engaged and informed throughout the project, recognizing they all have competing priorities and workloads
Inform the senior associate director, strategic marketing and communications and project stakeholders of risks and possible mitigation strategies to keep the project on time and in good health
Collaborate in researching and documenting best practices for developing and maintaining ongoing website content, training information, and internal procedures, standards and protocols
Develop methods to collect feedback throughout stages of the process and present recommendations on if, why and how to implement when appropriate
Provide administrative support, including oversight of project calendar and meeting schedules, preparing and disseminating necessary materials without direction, scheduling and coordinating content migration, tracking expenses, etc.
Source, identify and reserve appropriate campus space needed, arranging access as appropriate. Venue requirements will vary and be based on meeting purpose, e.g., planning, usability testing, demonstrations, presentations, etc.
Contribute content to presentations covering project progress
Bachelor’s degree and 1+ years of related experience
Demonstrated ability to coordinate date-driven project work with various internal and external partners
Excellent writing, editing and research skills
Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
Ability to work collaboratively, persuasively, influentially, and with tact with a diverse working project team and/or stakeholders to complete work assignments
Ability to work with confidential information
Self-motivated, capable of self-directing work through initiative, prioritization and according to deadlines
Proficiency with MS Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint) and demonstrated experience with content management systems
Experience distilling complex ideas and topics into easily understood web copy
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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