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Thursday, June 17, 2010

St. Catherine University - Online Communications Manager

Job Description:
St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, is currently accepting applications for the fulltime position of Online Communications Manager in their Marketing/Communications Department. The online communications manager ensures that all websites within the domain have a consistent look, feel, tone, style, voice and navigation; are well-written and fact checked; are up to date; meet the needs of target audiences with high usability; and perform optimally for today’s (and future) computing and mobile devices.


As a working manager, the online communications manager manages the web team, a group within Marketing and Communications, and is involved in building and maintaining University websites. In cooperation with the department director, s/he also develops and implements annual and long-term strategic plans for

The online communications manager works with department leadership to determine the best marketing approach for any given project and serves as a project manager for all web-based components of integrated marketing plans. The manager also manages client relations, helps define client project requirements, and, in collaboration with the director, sets priorities and schedules for the web team. S/he uses web analytics to monitor, report on and make recommendations for improvements to websites.

· BA or BS required.
· Minimum three years of experience:
.......Managing web-based projects that includes web usability, information architecture, site design, writing, editing, project management and web page production
.......Providing direction to designers, writers, content providers and technical professionals, both on staff and freelancers, in web development and design
.......Working on large, complex websites and portals for external and internal audiences
.......Ensuring brand integrity across all web properties
.......Integrating marketing that includes a variety of media (e.g., print, web, e-mail, social networking, multimedia and emerging technologies)
.......Using content management systems, (x)HTML, CSS, social media tools and image editing software
.......Managing photography and multimedia projects (slideshows, video, podcasts, Flash)
.......Measuring ROI for online advertising and/or e-mail marketing
· A strong portfolio of original online content
· Excellent writing skills – experience in the management and writing of communication across the marketing mix.
· Fully versed in SEO best practices and analysis of web usage trends
· Working effectively and comfortably with external and internal constituents and stakeholders.
· Energetic self-starter with good interpersonal and collaborative teamwork skills.
· Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
· Creative!
· Helpful but not required: managing websites in a University setting; taking marketing-quality photographs

The incumbent must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

Send résumé & cover letter to:
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume (also include sites of 3 URLs explaining briefly what your role was in managing and producing them) to Human Resources, F-17, Req. #10AM26, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, or fax: 651-690-6871, or email: For best consideration apply by June 25, 2010.
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer
St. Paul Campus to be Tobacco-Free – Fall 2010

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