Agency Name & Code
University of Mary Washington
Anticipated Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience
To coordinate and oversee the University website, providing
strategic direction and guidance to site managers throughout
General Description of Position
The Director of Digital Development ensures that
the UMW website is stable and secure, continually
evolving and engaging to all audiences. The individual in this role
will lead strategic and creative use of the web as a primary
marketing and communications tool for the University’s key
The director will identify and post robust and compelling
content that complements emerging platforms of particular interest
to vital populations, such as prospective students. He or she will
maintain the momentum of our web redesign and update the site to
reflect new University branding.
Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully
perform their work
- Effective editorial skills.
- At least two years experience in web design and
- Understanding of marketing/branding, especially in terms of
reaching prospective college students.
Preferred KSA's / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully
perform the work
- Experience in a higher ed setting.
- Hands-on experience with WordPress, Adobe Creative
Suite, PHP/MySQL, CSS, and HTML.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in graphic design or a computer
- Minimum two years web communications/development
- Outstanding front-end web design and production skills.
- Familiarity with trends in responsive design, HTML5, web
accessibility, usability testing, information architecture, and
mobile web applications.
Master's degree in a relevant field.
- Design/redesign of a web site.
- Knowledge of and experience with AP Style.
Special Instructions for Applicant
Include a resume and cover letter, along with three
Additional Applicant Instructions
The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online
application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed
applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment
offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal
background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or
at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office
The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity
employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and
inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms
of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate
discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and
diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and
programs, believing that these qualities are foundational
components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission.
The university is interested in candidates whose experience and
qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core