The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) seeks a Web Strategist/Platform Manager to support a growing community of university scholars across the country in advancing a better understanding of the principles of classic liberal ideas--including a free and open society, free speech and open inquiry--and helping them to flourish on college campuses.
As most eligible candidates will be aware, the role of a Web Strategist/Platform Manager is layered and multifaceted. You'll not only troubleshoot, debug and problem solve; you'll be the proactive developer who works hard to make sure issues don't happen in the first place. This role is the keeper of the IHS digital footprint across domains and is accountable for the performance, experience, content maintenance, servers, workflows, and the latest technologies while also juggling positive interactions with the IT department and other internal teams as well as external partners and providers.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications, the Web Strategist/Platform Manager is responsible for maintaining our websites to ensure a smooth user experience, capturing and reporting the data necessary to stay in front of our audiences and ahead of the curve. This position will work closely with the dedicated analytics team to track, measure, and report on the performance of IHS web properties. The person in this role needs to balance a solid understanding of the organizational goals and priorities with the technological limitations and opportunities of our software, hardware, content management systems, and web servers. A sense of adventure isn't required, but it certainly wouldn't hurt.
IHS is an organization that turns ideas into action, and our Web Strategist/Platform Manager is a crucial part of that metamorphosis. You'll work on the front lines, on the backend, and everywhere in between. And, if you're the candidate we're looking for, you wouldn't want it any other way.
-Support the Senior Director of Communications in building a skilled, innovative, agile, data-driven team and a technological infrastructure of equal measure.
-Maintain websites (including content updates), web servers, hardware, and software, optimizing performance as needed to create a smooth experience for the end user.
-Examine and analyze web traffic in coordination with analytics team, reporting as required.
-Establish clear lines of communication and collaborative partnership with the department directors and creative teams.
-Manage the day-to-day collaborative efforts on the website, ensuring all content, images, forms, and web pages look and work properly.
-Apply the needs and nuances of the teams they support to the larger vision, strategy, and objectives of the organization.
The ideal candidate will:
-Demonstrate a record of success managing internal and external web systems for a growing organization.
-Have a strong background in multiple CMSs, Salesforce integration, UX, IA, etc.
-Have experience leading and empowering tech-savvy team members who bring a wide range of skills and experience to the table.
-Possess clear, confident, and constructive communication skills.
-Thrive under pressure, with a keen attention to priorities, deadlines, solutions, and strong organizational skills.
Position Requirements and Preferences
-Minimum of five years professional experience in similar multi-faceted role.
-Experience in higher education a plus, but not required.
-Relevant degree in computer science, information technology, web design, or other appropriate field. Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree in relevant field preferred.
All IHS employees receive:
-A competitive salary that reflects your experience
-Metro-accessible location in the heart of Clarendon
-Great medical and dental benefits
-403(b), FSAs, long-term disability, and other valuable benefits
-Free parking or transportation offset
-One free course per semester at George Mason University (GMU)
The opportunity to do meaningful work in support of a mission-driven organization
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