Web Services Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Web
Woodward Academy is metro Atlanta’s long-proven college-preparatory independent school, in its second century of fostering excellence, character, and opportunity. Enrolling 2,700 students in grades Pre-K to 12 from 23 counties, Woodward is the largest independent school in the continental U.S. For the past six years, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has ranked Woodward as the No. 1 or No. 2 large workplace in metro Atlanta and has been recognized by the AJC for “Best Benefits” for employees.
Position Description:
The Web Services Specialist will support and collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team and Academy-wide clients to manage Woodward’s website and digital communications consistently with strategic objectives:
  • Use the Finalsite content management system (CMS) to manage the website. Maintain the relationship with Finalsite and troubleshoot promptly to resolve problems.
  • Maintain optimal site performance, review website statistics, monitor usage and traffic levels, and use search engine optimization to create and maintain compelling web pages.
  • Take proactive steps to recommend updates and correct aspects of site content, design, and functionality to improve overall performance and user experience.
  • Conduct CMS training for Academy-wide web editors.
  • Research emerging technologies and services to enhance the website experience.
  • Work closely with departments, faculty, staff, and parents to understand, evaluate, and monitor website objectives and provide timely solutions to meet constituent needs.
  • Coordinate Academy-wide email distribution through MailChimp.
  • The Web Services Specialist will report to the Director of Communications.
Position Requirements:
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Familiarity with the education industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise with web design, graphics, HTML, and development tools.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Photoshop. Familiarity with full Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • A strong understanding of Google Analytics and search engine optimization (SEO) best practices.
  • Highly organized and efficient, with demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Thorough and precise with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing. Must be able to work with a diverse group of people and explain technical concepts in user-friendly terms.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, and able to multitask. Strong customer service mentality with a “can-do” approach.
The Web Services Specialist position is an exempt, salaried, 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. EOE.