Temporary, Full-time - 6 months, with possible 6-month extension
We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
ABOUT THE POSITION AND THE ADVANCEMENT DIVISION AT NORMANDALE
The Advancement team at Normandale Community College is made up of marketing, communications, public relations, government relations, grants, and foundation professionals who are committed to amplifying the brand of Minnesota's largest community college. Our objective is to build and strengthen relationships and connections with our communities to help the college achieve its strategic priorities, including Equity 2025, our initiative to eliminate equity gaps for all students.
In support of this objective, we seek a results-driven Web Project Manager, reporting to the VP of Advancement, to take over leadership of a comprehensive college website redesign project at a pivotal point in its implementation. Discovery, design, and development are essentially complete with the help of outside consultants, who are ready to hand off the site for user acceptance testing (UAT). Content owners across various college departments and a contracted web copywriter are working to develop and optimize content, and we anticipate hiring a small group of temporary employees to assist with the intensive phase of content migration. The successful candidate will apply their web design project experience and their excellent communication and organizational skills to managing the UAT process, the final stages of content development and optimization, content migration, and launch.
NOTE: It is expected that this position will work on campus in Bloomington, MN, at least part-time. Remote work is also a possibility, so a home internet connection is required.
Responsibilities will include:
Managing the website project through launch. For example, determine timelines, tasks, and responsibilities and coordinate the efforts of employees, contactors, and consultants.
Coordinating communication about the website redesign, migration, and launch. This includes proactively escalating potential roadblocks and making recommendations for their resolution, delivering project updates for leadership, and performing website demonstrations.
Setting up the website for post-launch success. This includes developing governance structures to ensure the site’s sustainability and documenting processes and procedures.
As needed, providing hands-on help with content optimization, migration, and other tasks.
To be qualified for this position, you must meet all of the minimum qualifications.
Either a bachelor’s degree in computer science with coursework in graphic design, web development, or similar OR experience providing equivalent knowledge.
Experience leading web development projects involving numerous internal and external contributors and stakeholders.
Experience in website design sufficient to gain extensive knowledge of web design trends
Ability to break a large project into smaller, sequential steps with logical dependencies.
Ability to analyze a project so as to anticipate potential resource needs, barriers, and risks.
Advanced proficiency in content management systems (CMS) and programming languages (e.g., Java, HTML, or PHP).
Experience, skills, or cross-cultural knowledge and abilities that facilitate positive working relationships in a diverse campus community.
Strong detail orientation, as well as ability to relate the details to the big picture.
Ability to work independently and make decisions on own initiative, as well as escalate issues when appropriate.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, both planned and unexpected, while maintaining composure.
Ability to listen actively, understanding the feelings and needs of others, to provide appropriate information and alternatives and high quality of service.
Ability to build relationships within and across teams, and within and outside the organization.
Ability to analyze processes and workflows and reengineer them to improve efficiency and quality
Ability to analyze data to inform decision making.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex technical topics and processes so they are understandable to a lay audience.
Experience with Hannon Hill’s Cascade CMS.
Experience ensuring that equity, diversity, and inclusion are effectively addressed in digital marketing and communication.
Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, serving almost 15,000 students from diverse backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow and learn and advance all the while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students to learn.