BA, University of San Diego, English
The primary responsibility of my position is coordination and management of the USD website. I lead a team of Web Developers and Student Web Assistants who handle website design and development projects on behalf of the university. Together the team is dedicated to the ongoing technical and functional enhancement of the main university website, academic school/college sites, and administrative department sites. In total this spans over 200 websites and involves coordination with over 300 maintainers and content providers.
Campus website redesigns are coordinated through my position, as are various services such as database integration, social networking, online form creation, web system implementation, and general campus website support. I ensure that centralized web technologies and systems are utilized across campus and make recommendations for new website features. One of the key aspects of my position is assisting with the creation of new or updated information architecture (navigation) strategies for websites. I also manage the campus Content Management System (CMS) for central administration of website maintenance software and work with the University Relations division on the suggestion, administration, and technical implementation and integration of social networking tools within the website.
I have worked in the web field for nearly a decade managing, developing, and enhancing academic websites. I have led large-scale redesign projects in phases including research and discovery, information architecture, design, development, content transfer, software training, and ultimately site rollout. My strength is my versatile skill set ranging from management abilities to proficiency in website coding languages (HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL). I also have experience in the fields of writing, editing, and photography and have been published in several publications.