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Web Communications Specialist

Apply now Job no: 498799
Department: Arts & Science College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology, PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Web Communications Specialist
Job Summary:

Web Communications Specialist will create and maintain webpages for the division-level College of Arts & Science (CAS), CAS Advising, and multiple CAS departments, centers, and programs. The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintenance of a number of university-level webpages, as well as maintaining the CAS YouTube channel.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The primary responsibility of the Web Communications Specialist is to use Miami University’s content management system (CMS) to build, organize, and update webpages. This involves supporting the information architecture and assisting clients with content analysis and site organization. In addition, the candidate must be capable of:

● Providing ongoing support (including training as necessary) to CAS departments/offices in their online marketing and communications efforts
● Writing and/or editing webpages for accuracy, clarity, and consistency
● Optimizing images for web use
● Working closely with colleagues and stakeholders at multiple levels within the university, including the CAS Director of Communication and University Communications and Marketing
● Staying current with latest trends in web site design, accessibility, and usability, and making recommendations for incorporating new features into the sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, interactive media, or closely related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 1 year; OR Associate’s degree in computer science, interactive media, or related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 3 years; OR Previous internship or professional experience of at least 5 years. Must also have strong writing/editing background; Proficiency with HTML; Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop or similar graphics/imaging software; Organization skills that include a strong attention to detail and an ability to multitask; Demonstrated knowledge of creating and maintaining webpages for content management systems (preferably Cascade Server or equivalent); Ability to work independently and take initiative in creating new web content; Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with a broad range of campus constituencies and work as part of a cross-functional team.

Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience in the production and maintenance of websites within higher education; Experience working with and providing guidance to designers, editors, IT specialists, content providers, or related positions; Experience developing information architecture; Knowledge of accessibility laws (e.g., Section 508) and standards (e.g., WCAG); Knowledge of both Windows and Macintosh environments; Knowledge of SEO and usability best practices; Experience with Google Analytics and/or other data analysis tools.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Christopher Makaroff at 

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin June 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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