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Web Manager

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

Web Manager

Job Category:



External Relations

Position Code:




Closing Date:

Applicant review will begin on or around June 29, 2019 and will continue through final selection.


$80,000 - $92,000


DCC - Downtown Campus Center

Background check:

Background check and fingerprinting may be required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.


The University of California, Merced, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability. Come be a part of history and join the first 21th Century research University.


- We recognize and celebrate the identities, values and beliefs of our community.

- We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person while cultivating a campus climate rooted in mutual respect and compassion.

- We uphold the right to freedom of expression and encourage a culture of dialogue, understanding, and civility in all interactions. We seek to create a campus where a rich tapestry of ideas is shared, collaboration is embraced, and innovation is promoted.

- We pursue excellence in teaching and learning through contributions from all community members fostering a culture of open exchange.

- We promote opportunities for active participation and leadership in our communities.

- We champion civic engagement, environmental stewardship, research and teaching that connect theory and practice to learning and doing.

- We take pride in building, sustaining and sharing a culture that is founded on these principles of unity and respect.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Web Manager (Digital Communication Supervisor II)

The Web Manager is responsible for leading and managing the Web Team. The Web Manager will communicate project progress, resource needs, project risks and blockers to appropriate stakeholders including management team. This person will work with all campus units across the
university to both update and maintain their websites as well as train others on tools and best-practices on how to maintain and update their sites themselves along with managing technical requests. The position will have a broad and thorough understanding of communications principles,
strategies and tactics, particularly as they relate to the web and other electronic media, a keen sense of future trends in the field, strong aesthetic and editorial sensibilities, comprehensive knowledge of usability and accessibility applications, the ability to work effectively with writers and web site owners throughout campus, strong skills in managing projects and people, and proven skills in leadership and public speaking.


1. Manages the web presence and campus initiatives using the Campus Drupal CMS. Promotes campus wide excellence in web design by providing examples, guidelines and recommendations of resources for campus web developers. University Communications Acts as initial point of contact for all web-related projects, queries and issues. Manages web projects, schedules and teams, including permanent staff and freelancers. Has lead responsibility for all Communications-based web services. Serves as the primary architect, planner and coordinator for web development and all matters concerning Internet technology and communication.

2. Plans and lead webs content management training for technical and non-technical staff

3. Ensures the content and messaging on the Web aligns with overall strategic marketing and communications plan for the university along with maintaining a consistent branding guideline. Constructively assesses University Communications processes and works to improve and advance them via Internet and computer technology. Recommends and adapts new technologies into the operations University Communications and recommends training as needed. With the Web Designer, Web Content Specialist and Senior Web Developer, acts as in-house expert and consultant on all matters related to the Internet, campus CMS, web design and web development.

4. Determines solutions and provide documentation for Web and electronic communications issues and projects, including answering web technical inquires and migration of existing sites to most recent templates.

5. Establishes and documents project management process and continuously monitor its successful execution.

6. Coordinates with Web Development team to scope and prioritize new template feature requests.

7. Leads Web Team usability and accessibility studies and research.



- Bachelor's degree in Communication, Web Design, Public Relations or related area and three years of progressively responsible related experience managing content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal or equivalent experience / training.

- Three to five years of work experience managing content management systems (CMS), preferably Drupal), or equivalent software and management experience.

- Advanced knowledge in HTML and CSS.

- Knowledge of website design and development technologies, techniques, and best practices.

- Knowledge of managing a help desk software (project and issue tracking).

- Working knowledge of Google Analytics.

- Proficient in project management processes and practices.

- Able to work in a distributed/remote and collaborative team environment.

- Detail-oriented, with high standards for brand, messaging and quality.

- Good sense for visual appeal, basic design and photography.

- Proactive problem-solving skills.

To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,

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