Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Our Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Digital Strategy.
The primary responsibility of this position is to enhance the UW Athletics brand by providing strategy and execution in various web and social media initiatives. This position has significant impact on the Athletic Department's brand image, mission, goals and resources through design, interactivity and multimedia. This position will be tasked with leading all personnel and strategies related to UW's digital efforts.
Strategy : Provide strategy and leadership of the Athletic Department's web and social media presences: Create a departmental strategy for all UW athletics presence on the Internet, including, but not limited to the GoHuskies.com website. The position will be tasked with researching user trends and emerging web tactics to ensure the institution stays at the forefront of the web space in the college athletics landscape. Develop and plan the overall Internet engagement strategy for the department scalable across all 22 individual sport programs. Create and develop original content and brand supporting elements for GoHuskies.com and other UW web properties. Create digital media plans which work to reinforce the department's revenue generation and public relations efforts.
Execution : This position will be responsible for meeting objectives which ensure that UW's athletic web presences are current, and a positive reflection of the brand. Execute web strategies and ensure that all web properties maintain a consistent brand message and image.
Relationship Management : This position will serve as the manager of the institution's web host vendor / rights-holder relationship for all online activity. The position will also act at the institution's chief liaison with the Pac-12 Conference for all digital needs. This position will manage an Assistant Director, and set course for all departmental social media strategies.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Information/Computer Technologies, Business or related field. At least four years of relevant experience or training in Web design, development, information architecture, graphic design or a related field. Experience in page design, HTML, CSS. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite software. Able to work evenings and weekends.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired: Web development or strategy experience. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience managing a web platform in a college athletics setting.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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