Web Content Specialist
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Web Content Specialist in Institutional Advancement. Duties include writing content for the web, creating and executing a comprehensive content strategy for the website which promotes the College’s brand and messages, prototyping, designing, and testing sites with regard to user experience (UX) and user interfaces (UI), compliance with ADA/Section 508 standards. monitoring key website metrics in Google Analytics and making recommendations based on content marketing effectiveness. This full-time position will be approximately 90% remote, but the Web Content Specialist should expect to come to the College on an as needed basis.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in communications, public relations, electronic media, journalism, computer science or a related field. Excellent understanding and hands-on experience with writing content for the web, preferably in a higher education environment. Excellent understanding of content strategy as applies to the Web. Three or more years of hands-on experience writing content for the Web. One or more years of experience in Google Analytics and Google Tag Management. One or more years of experience with a Content Management System (CMS), preferably WordPress and Drupal. Experience with HTML/CSS/Photoshop/MacOS. Strong experience with search engine optimization, 508 compliance and content strategy as it applies to the Web. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work well in a service-driven, team-oriented environment. Excellent customer service attitude, troubleshooting skills and abilities. Familiarity with graphics and web software packages preferred. Ability to grow and enhance web design and development skills. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu/hr) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/101579. Questions may be directed Sandy Abell at 240-895-4282.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Visit our website: www.smcm.edu/hr