Web Systems Administrator
at Centenary College of Louisiana (Anywhere)
WEB SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Department: External Relations
Reports To: Associate Director for Digital Media
FLSA Status: Exempt– Fulltime
Schedule Variation: 12 months of year – 40 hours per week
Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits
Prepared By: Department of Human Resources
Approved Date: February 2012
The Web Systems Administrator develops, designs, and maintains all aspects of Centenary College’s web systems for external and internal audiences. The Administrator works with faculty and staff to plan and execute opportunities to maximize the problem-solving capabilities of technologies within the web infrastructure and enhance the College’s overall web presence.
*Responsible for planning and maintaining all aspects of operations for web systems.
*Accountable for the availability and functionality of web systems across multiple audiences and technological environments.
*Writes structured original programming with detailed documentation using server- and client-side web scripting as needed to augment functionality of off the shelf systems.
*Works with Associate Director for Digital Media to create web designs that meet the requirements of Departments or individual projects. Responsible for translating these designs into web templates.
*Collaborates with other External Relations staff to ensure accurate and up-to-date information and applications across the college website.
*Maintains, upgrades, and replaces existing web applications as necessary.
*Utilizes and upgrades the existing content management system as appropriate, working to improve functionality for both web viewers and web editors.
*Maintains compliance with evolving web standards across standard web browsers on desktops and mobile devices.
*Generates original web content as necessary, including original graphics, text, and other multimedia using photo and video editing software; edits and improves externally-generated content as necessary.
*Evaluates and provides expert advice concerning the utilization and expansion of web technologies.
*Captures web-related analytics and provides reports on web operations and activities as requested.
*Participates in key departmental projects and strategic initiatives and cross-trains with External Relations staff to provide redundant support.
*Consults and trains members of the campus community on effective uses of web technology, design, and development.
*Other related projects, duties, and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.
• Oversees contract of temporary, or part-time workers
• May also manage student internships as time allows
The requirements listed below represents a variety of essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be successful in this position.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience configuring, optimizing, and maintaining a modern LAMP stack.
*Demonstrated experience with a server-side programming environment such as PHP, Python, Perl, or Ruby.
*Experience in creating standards-compliant web pages and applications that are CSS-mediated and DOM-scripted
*High level of familiarity with relational database systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, mSQL, etc. and should be comfortable with hand-coded SQL syntax.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Must be able to work in an organized self-directed manner in a high-energy, high-traffic area.
*Must be able to fulfill job requirements in a high-energy, high-traffic area
*Five or more years relevant experience designing and/or managing Enterprise web systems.
*Familiarity with or experience in a higher education setting.
*Proficiency with advanced graphic design.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs.
Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.