St.  Catherine University

Web Designer - Marketing Department

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Sep 30, 2021
Closes
Nov 02, 2021
Ref
20210178-STAFF
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Marketing Department invite applications for a Web Designer.

Marketing at St. Catherine University is undergoing exciting changes. Your first project will be a website design update! Our team consists of digital-first marketing professionals who focus on value-propositions and intuitive design that has meaning to our student segments. And we are driven through measurement of tactics for continuous improvement. Leveraging our collective knowledge and assets, and open team culture, we strive to deliver a best-in-class student experience to students of all races, religions, genders, and abilities.

You will create a best-in-class user experience and digital environment for www.stkate.edu and will have a mobile-first attitude, continually enhancing the prospective student experience on our site. Creating dynamic pages that engage users and generate and support conversion to enrollment is the primary focus of your role. Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Marketing Director and other team members from Admission to set the vision and strategy with a focus on design and user experience for the website as a content marketing tool with the primary focus on supporting lead generation and conversion to support enrollment objectives, ensuring that content is inclusive of our diverse student population.
  • Partner with IT to ensure our digital presence meets the needs of the user and the University, and aligns with marketing needs, University goals, and industry best practices.
  • Leads implementation of SEO best practices and collaborates with Marketing, IT, and agency partners to implement, if needed.
  • Partner with Marketing team members to post and optimize content on the site.
  • Integrate website tracking and analytics into digital lead campaigns, digital advertising campaigns, social media, email campaigns and other campaigns and University initiatives to ensure evaluation for ROI , including measuring success in attracting interest from diverse candidates.
  • Identify new content opportunities and oversee the development of new content to optimize the user experience, SEO , and admissions lead generation.
  • Together with the Content Manager, develop website metrics. Report on analytics monthly and utilize for ongoing improvements.
  • Partner with IT to provide ongoing website maintenance and enhancements.
  • Use a combination of markup languages to create web pages.
  • Write functional requirement documents and specifications.
  • Create quality mockups and prototypes for new pages on tight timelines.
  • Assist back-end developers (IT) with coding and troubleshooting.
  • Lead design of cascading style sheets ( CSS ) that are consistent across all browsers and platforms, and University brand guidelines.




St. Catherine University's mission is to educate women to lead and influence . Successful employees believe in the mission and honor our values of academic excellence, community, integrity, social justice, and reflection. St. Kate's is the largest private women's college in the nation, ranked #1 among Minnesota Private Colleges for social mobility. Our Fall 2021 class self-identify as BIPOC at nearly 50%!

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Three-years experience with CSS , HTML , JavaScript and jQuery
  • Three years utilizing Drupal as well as software programs like the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Two-years' experience improving web analytics via search engine optimization ( SEO )
  • Two-years' experience managing a website leveraging inbound marketing strategies
  • Understanding of web usability and information architecture
  • Current knowledge of digital marketing industry trends

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the best practices in web development process, including design, development and deployment, with some back-end knowledge
  • Experience with responsive and adaptive design
  • Associates degree in web design, communications, marketing, English or related field
  • Experience with responsive and adaptive design




We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Karen Zellner at klzellner953 @stkate.edu . Application deadline is October 30, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

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