Position Summary: Provides strategic insight, creative and editorial direction on design and interactive content of the college’s website and digital media while advising and assisting others with web design and content development. Works closely with the college webmaster and staff members in EMC to anticipate and initiate changes to design and content.
Provides creative and editorial direction and leadership to the design and content on the college’s front page and comprehensive website.
Builds and enhances Drupal templates and components on website to add abilities and designs not included in the existing site and design.
Designs and develops engaging and interactive pages to create an appealing and effective website that accurately reflects the college’s brand image and quality and strengthens student recruitment and fundraising efforts.
Creates and designs landing pages that align with and support marketing and advertising campaigns.
Builds new websites and supportive digital media as needed for marketing collateral including Westmont magazine, the Phoenix, the provost’s and president’s reports and faculty and staff directory.
Cultivates relationships with faculty and staff and advises about the content and design of departmental sites to ensure timely and accurate web representation of departments and the college’s brand image.
Trains users on Drupal, manages user groups, and provides support for those responsible for maintaining their department’s website.
Observes and interfaces with college’s social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SEO, Google adwords, digital placements and digital marketing.
Interfaces and works with the Drupal developer in IT to enhance user experience.
Directs student employees to update sites such as events calendars and prepare materials for online publication.
Conducts periodic usability surveys and assessments.
Reviews web analytics, including Google analytics, prepares monthly reports, and makes changes based upon user patterns and trends
Serves as managing editor of the online version of Westmont magazine, providing leadership and direction; strategizes innovative and interactive presentation of the online version of publications; conceptualizes content with keen attention to current trends, news worthiness, and readability.
Attends conferences/seminars addressing issues related to web design, digital media, Drupal, and effective communication as requested.
Serves as lead responder for web posts during crisis communications management.
Works on other projects as assigned by EMC.
Works effectively with others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listen to and objectively consider ideas and suggestions from others; keep commitments; keep others informed of progress on projects, timetables and issues; address problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions; address others in a respectful manner; and respect the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.