Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest in the nation’s capital and one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools GW Law is situated in the tree-laden downtown Washington, DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.
The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides the scholarly community at large, with access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu/library.
The Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time position dedicated to coordinating the library’s strategies for online content, visual identity, and digital marketing, as well as the technical aspects for implementation and use of web-based and digital tools for content creation and delivery. This is to enhance the library experience for our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and other library users.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Serves as technical administrator for content management systems used by the library such as Drupal, Springhare, Campus Press, social media, and digital signage; manages and creates content including templates, CSS, and graphics
- Participates in department planning to identify web-based and digital marketing strategies, and implements those identified strategies; creates documents including graphics and images for library print publications
- Coordinates the visual brand of the library, including the use and creation of
- library logos and graphics, and provides guidance to library staff to ensure online and print signage aligns with the visual brand
- Supports publishing needs of student-published academic brief sites hosted on Campus Press
- Ensures the library’s online presence meets accessibility and security requirements; identifies and implements search engine optimization strategies; provides guidance to enhance the quality the of content
- Creates templates and manages content for library digital repositories and digitization projects and performs data entry on open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress).
- Supports library use of software for delivery of online content, social media, emerging technologies, and Law School information-sharing systems; provides guidance to library content creators on system functionalities and best practices for online content-sharing platforms;
- Assists with content creation for department video production services; provides basic video and audio editing.
- Develops and delivers tutorials, workshops, and documentation on the use of software and technologies for library staff and end-users.
- Participates in the division’s outreach efforts and manages the reproduction and distribution of departmental documentation.
The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
- Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. The degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Experience with content management system administration, desktop publishing software for desktop publishing, design, and layout.
- Experience with search engine optimization and web analytics tools, and working knowledge of online publishing standards and languages
- Experience with software for print media and graphics
- Experience with video and audio editing software and the creation of basic video graphics
- Possess written and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
- Demonstrated superior interpersonal, communication, customer service, time management, and organizational skills
- Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
We are committed to increasing the representation and inclusion of those who have been historically excluded from participating in higher education to ensure that we are best positioned to understand and help resolve the pressing challenges of our times.
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- Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.