The Web Content Specialist plays a key role in maintaining the content on the externally facing College website at www.mtholyoke.edu, including integrations between the website and other content platforms. They demonstrate initiative in developing solutions that bridge the creative with the technical, and work in partnership with colleagues in developing solutions for the College’s long-range digital content goals.
The Web Content Specialist is a resourceful web professional, as well as a quick learner. They must exercise good judgment by demonstrating an awareness of web priorities aimed at advancing the College’s communications and marketing efforts and delivering key messages. They play an important role in managing the College's web presence, with an emphasis on positively promoting the College's identity and brand.
Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Updating web pages when requested by campus partners. Ensuring the accurate integration of content from other platforms onto the site.
Checking the site for out-of-date content and refreshing it as needed, including updating images, video embeds and written content.
Maintaining the taxonomy structure and keywording strategy to ensure that users can find their desired content.
Collaborating closely with the Director of Web Communications and other colleagues in planning and implementing content layout solutions that improve user experience.
Support campus partners by helping them keep their web content up to date.
Manage the integration of the campus events calendar (Localist) across the site.
Test and troubleshoot the college website for multiple web browsers using the current, adopted web application tools.
Cultivate professional development strategies aimed at keeping skills current with technology trends and best practices.
Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. • 2 or more years of experience in maintaining website content with a CMS (Drupal in particular; Wordpress also desirable). • Proficiency in Photoshop or other photo editing software. • Proven track record and high comfort level in learning new technologies. • Understanding of and commitment to follow and/or enforce web, College identity, and accessibility standards. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; demonstrated experience prioritizing work, meeting deadlines, working under deadline pressure, and handling multiple assignments simultaneously. • Exceptionally strong written communication skills; strong verbal communication skills, editing and proofreading proficiency are required. • Enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all skill levels; the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience is essential. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Must be organized, possess the ability to multi-task and meet project deadlines. • Requires initiative, problem solving skills, and high attention to detail.
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, and Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.
Special Instructions for Applicants:
Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references.
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 492606
About Mount Holyoke College
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.