Job Details

Athens State University
  • Position Number: 5308360
  • Location: Athens, AL
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Website Administrator Closing Date:

Job Duties:
The Website Administrator is responsible for the overall management and maintenance of the University website ( and any other related site (,, etc.), adhering to university brand standards and ensuring the sites are accessible and responsive. The Administrator will be responsible for all aspects of content, data, structures, concepts, and visuals and will apply usability and analytical skills to assess web effectiveness, timeliness, and accessibility. This team member will also manage the web server and hosting platforms, while analyzing and mitigating security risks. The Website Administrator must acknowledge and assume the responsibility that comes with the role of managing the most visible form of digital communication for the institution and develop systems to ensure overall branding and public perception are enhanced.

Build, test, and publish aesthetic, functional, and user-friendly webpages and websites for the University and associated organizations, projects, and programs.
Proactively review and update pages as needed, ensuring website accuracy.
Implement website security and data protection measures; ensure security threats are mitigated using all available tools and resources.
Maintain, update, and optimize web servers, site theme, and hosting platforms, along with any other technical aspects of the website.
Monitor and analyze site performance.
Manage incoming web requests, reviewing with relevant parties to determine acceptability and updating as needed.
Review and analyze website traffic for SEO; conduct keyword research and determine best methods to improve search engine rankings and increase conversions.
Create and submit sitemap for each website to ensure all pages are indexed by search engines.
Coordinate with team members to produce new web content such as articles, images, videos, testimonials, and other media that add value to site visitors experiences.
Create and maintain custom forms, testing regularly and compiling user submissions for record-keeping purposes.
Maintain a high standard of usability for all users, including accessibility for the visually impaired or those with limited motor coordination.
Perform regularly (at least monthly) accessibility audits; log and maintain findings for record-keeping.
Coordinate with external support vendors, as needed.
Manage campus digital signage, updating regularly to promote campus events and news.
Assist with photography and graphic design for university media, including department logos, publications, and emails, as needed.
Contribute to the overall success of the University by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Associate Degree (or equivalent college coursework) from an accredited college in computer science, marketing, information technology, or a related field
Minimum of two-years experience in internet development, website design, HTML, marketing, communications, technology, or publications with an emphasis on using technology and writing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of this position
Experience developing and implementing webpages, particularly those with interactive and multimedia components
Ability to communicate technical concepts in plain language and collaborate with staff whose expertise lies in other areas
Working knowledge of WordPress, PHP, HTML, Java, Javascript, Dream Weaver, as well as multimedia development tools and applications, is essential
Strong knowledge of web design, development, and implementation
Ability to evaluate, install, and use software programs for writing, editing, and compiling scripts
Ability to create, maintain, and update internal and external webpages, sites, and online forms
Knowledge of WordPress and HTML
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Professional
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and basic use of office equipment
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; teamwork mentality
Ability to operate computer equipment and other associated equipment, such as a scanner, digital and standard camera, and other computer-related equipment
Ability to work with a variety of constituents, including outside vendors
Ability to oversee and manage numerous projects and meet strict deadlines
Excellent proofreader and careful attention to detail
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as needed

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: P380
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Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application. Include correct email addresses if available.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Societys "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.