College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Location: St. Joseph, Minnesota
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 01736
The Marketing and Communications Department at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for a full-time, benefit eligible position of Website Specialist. This position has the option to be hyprid.
The Marketing and Communications team has the privilege and responsibility to revolutionize our brands, telling stories of exceptional student experiences, global impact and commitment to community. With an entrepreneurial spirit, we are fearless in our pursuit of innovation, accountability, and flawless execution. We have a passion for doing meaningful work, a strong desire to never stop learning, and an insatiable curiosity about the future of our work.
Website Specialist performs daily maintenance and updating of a high performing, award winning institutional website—csbsju.edu. You are expert at maintaining websites and platforms that help achieve institutional and departmental goals. Guided by best practices, industry trends and an eye toward innovation, you assist other contributors who build and implement web technologies including enhancements and updates, analysis, design, quality assurance and deployment. With exceptional drive and curiosity, you seek to constantly innovate, learn and share your knowledge and expertise in the digital space with teammates and clients.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.
CSB and SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
Plan, publish and manage edits and enhancements to the institutional website. This includes but is not limited to minor copy edits, functionality changes to existing webpages and new webpages built for client partners.
Support and troubleshoot issues with the institutional website.
Collaborate on cross-functional teams with Marketing Communications staff as well as client partners.
Assist with implementing UI/UX best practices based on individual needs of clients and end users.
Use Google Analytics and other measurement tools to consistently assess and monitor overall web performance as well as campaigns; ensure website is consistently optimized and ranking for key search terms.
Manage SEO initiatives and ensure collaboration with digital strategy, UI/UX, marketing automation, SEO and analytics.
Assist in ensuring websites adhere to key regulatory requirements and accessibility standards; optimize performance globally and on mobile devices.
In this job, you’ll do things like:
Plan, manage and publish the content, design and development of webpages residing on csbsju.edu.
Create landing pages, offers and experiences on the web that align with digital strategies, campaigns and tactics.
Ensure content meets brand standards and partner with developers to optimize functionality and experiences.
Detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
Strong project management skills to ensure all website update requests are completed in a timely fashion. This includes working with a marketing partner on larger website projects.
Strong self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in digital marketing, communications or related field.
2-4 years of experience in website content design and/or digital marketing.
1+ years experience with project management with a client services background.
Experience in digital platforms and automation tools, Google Analytics and other reporting tools.
A bias for action, data-driven approach to decision making, a focus on conversion and a drive to deliver experiences that delight audiences and enhance the audience journey.
What will give you an edge:
Formal education and/or training in WordPress or another website content management system/platform.
Successful experience working with client partners relating to website maintenance and enhancement projects.
Experience managing SEO initiatives.
Some travel between the campuses of Saint John’s University and College of Saint Benedict may be required.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.