The Center for Health Security, located in Baltimore, MD, is an independent, free-standing center of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. This position focuses on development and maintenance of the Center’s website. The position reports to the Director of Communications.
This position will play a key role in the comprehensive creative design, development, direction, and effective management of a large and critical website for the Center’s diverse audience. With the Director of Communications, the Website Specialist will interact with a web design firm to develop a strategic approach to and redesign of the Center’s website.
This position serves as the lead in ensuring the website content and presentation are dynamic, up to date, and consistently evolving. Will assist in managing website redesign and upgrade projects, including the main website and all website and digital communication needs for special projects and programs in the Center. Ensures design consistency, usability, accessibility, and structural efficiency.
The Website Specialist will work with the Director of Communications to develop a comprehensive strategy for website content and appearance and will work closely with a senior peer group in the Center to communicate the Center’s content and messages.
Major responsibilities: Responsible for contributing to development and implementation of the communications strategy to promote the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security through all electronic media outlets. Duties include, but are not limited to, ongoing development and updating of the Center’s website, with a focus on functionality, structure, navigation, and graphic design; maintaining graphic consistency and integrity of the website and other digital communications; collaboratively identifying and creating strategic, web-based elements and solutions that complement the Center’s work and highlight its expertise.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborates with the Director of Communications to ensure that the Center’s website content and the Center’s reputation, messages, and top priority initiatives are well communicated and promoted.
• Manages web strategy, including web content, development, and design.
• Evaluates technologies and strategies to support increasing brand awareness.
• Manages design and technical components of all website and digital projects.
• Recommends design and technical solutions for website needs of Center staff.
• Assists in the planning, creating, and dissemination of multimedia web content.
• Collaborates with communications team to determine the best way to present content.
• Maintains day-to-day website activities and workflows.
• Monitors website for outdated content and broken links; oversees website quality control.
• Ensures that content is easily findable through site navigation, local site search, and organic search.
• Creates analytics reporting and regularly evaluates usability and accessibility issues, including website traffic and site performance analysis, and plans and executes upgrades and improvements.
• Documents website policies and processes.
• Continuously evaluates website and recommends improvements.
• Works collaboratively with partners in the Center and at the JHSPH.
• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, digital media, communications, or related field required.
• A minimum of two (2) years’ website publishing experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
• Experience in website design and graphic design is required.
• Experience in communications, marketing, or media environment is strongly preferred.
• Experience with web server administration and content migration strongly preferred.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously required.
• Strong project management skills preferred.
• Professional writing and editing skills strongly preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple groups, including JHSPH communications professionals, other staff members, administrative staff, funders, program participants, and others required.
Requires advanced knowledge of the following:
• ColdFusion (preferred)
• Adobe CC Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver
• Site Executive and Drupal CMS (additional CMSs preferred)
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