Web & Digital Marketing Manager

Anderson University’s Office of Marketing and Communication invites applications for a full-time position as Web & Digital Marketing Manager.  Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

Anderson University (AU) seeks a passionate, hardworking, detail-oriented Web & Digital Marketing Manager. The Web & Digital Marketing Manager position reports to the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communication and is responsible for the management, development, metrics and strategy surrounding the AU primary EDU website, email marketing and other digital media platforms. This position is responsible for front-end development and theming and digital marketing and requires a combination of programming skills (PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, etc.) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on).

The best candidates have a strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems. Experience with responsive design is a must. In addition, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, with some back-end knowledge, is preferred.

Essential Functions

 Website Management

  • Manage the day-to-day updates and additions to multiple AU websites as needed.
  • Manage templates and styles to ensure consistent styling across platforms and browsers.
  • Work closely with members of the Marketing and Communications team on website projects of various scales, including daily updates/refreshing of content and design of new pages & templates
  • Facilitate Drupal training in CMS across campus.
  • Serve as liaison and primary contact for outside vendors and contractors, including third-party website developers. Work with vendors to create and implement new functionality as needed to accommodate organizational needs.
  • Implement industry-standard maintenance and updates to ensure website infrastructure is up-to-date and secure, accessible and responsive for mobile devices.
  • Troubleshoot website and integrated application issues and work towards their quick resolution.
  • Utilize web analytics and create and implement plans to drive conversions, improve visitor interactions, and optimize performance of web properties and evaluate ROI for all initiatives.
  • Become the university expert on accessibility issues and compliance.  Lead other web managers on campus on best practices.

Digital Marketing

  • Develop attractive branded email templates and design/upload/send emails through MailChimp and/or Slate to communicate with external and internal audiences.
  • Help with identifying potential advertisers and developing and implementing digital campaigns.
  • Maintain the AU digital media library.
  • Maintain effective integration with Slate using Ping and monitor activity.  Develop reports and learn best practices with the Slate CRM.
  • Serve as key driver in the optimization of search engine performance.
  • Monitor and report site traffic and user behavior alerting the marketing team of concerns and opportunities.
  • Manage updates and additions to the Media Wall and Digital Signage on campus.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated skills in site building with Drupal.
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Extremely fluent with HTML5/XHTML and CSS
  • Experience working with PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Ability to write JavaScript with and without the use of frameworks such as jQuery
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Graphic design, the ability to create and update graphical elements that match the existing design template.  Create new design elements
  • Some experience with Drupal upgrades and maintenance.
  • Project management experience, must be able to manage multiple projects and deliver accurate timelines.
  • Facilitate Drupal training in CMS across campus
  • Ability to learn 3rd party systems and internal systems styling to convert web interfaces to match our existing brand.
  • Extensive knowledge of current and emerging digital/electronic technologies.
  • Strong computer skills to include: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and web content management systems. 

Application process:

For full consideration, please include the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • sample email blasts
  • links to websites you are responsible for
  • contact information for three references
  • Anderson University Staff Application (located on our website)

Applications by email may be sent to marketing@andersonuniversity.edu.  No paper applications or phone calls please.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.

Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, ldking@andersonuniversity.edu. or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at ocr@ed.gov.