Web Design Manager (Communications Electronic Media Manager)

  • Job Class: Managerial/Professional
  • Job ID Number: 10169
  • Department: Office of Communications and Marketing
  • Location: The Graduate Center
  • Closing Date: FEB 14, 2014




Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, the Web Design Manager will assume the leadership role for web and digital design across the Graduate Center. S/he will responsible for the strategic design direction and successful execution of the Graduate Center's website and digital material "look and feel," including providing oversight and guidance on various GC-related platforms (e.g. social media). S/He will work collaboratively across the Graduate Center to ensure high-quality, consistent GC brand identity in all digital expressions.

The Web Design Manager is responsible for the following:
- Creating and maintaining GC website's administrative and academic pages. Also serves as the primary consultant for pages created and administrated by GC centers and initiatives.
- Being responsive to feedback regarding the GC website, making recommendations, and incorporating changes for an enhanced user experience.
- Creating and designing digital material including brochures, advertising, and other marketing material.
- Creating and updating as necessary web design guidelines and formats for all GC entities and website users.   
- Keeping abreast of new platforms and trends in web design, including updates and advances of the GC CMS, Kentico.
- Overseeing and liaising with vendors for third party content management and storage.
- Working closely with the GC's Information Technology team, participating in cross-functional teams to identify challenges, making improvements, and troubleshooting as necessary.
- Performing related duties/special duties as required.


Manages electronic, online and multi-media communications, providing editorial, technical and production expertise.

-Consults with client staff to assess needs and determine design and technical specifications
-Plans communications messages, formats, and designs which meet clients' needs and have impact with the intended audience(s)
-Coordinates the efforts of internal and external professionals to implement and disseminate electronic media projects
-Creates and maintains databases, archives, and other content associated with electronic media projects
-Develops production policies and standards and adheres to communications and branding standards
-Supervises staff as needed
-Performs related duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.


- Demonstrated proficiency in HTML/CSS, JQuery, JavaScript, and other front-end programming solutions
- Ability to troubleshoot cross-browser and cross-platform issues (e.g., PC/Mac, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
- Fluency with the entire Adobe Creative Suite
- Experience with electronic image formats (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, and EPS), media formats (video, audio), rich media formats (HTML5, Flash)
- Advanced competency in, and management of, GC's CMS (Kentico) is strongly desired
- Production experience and ability to manage a wide range of artistic and technical vendors desirable
- Demonstrated capacity to manage/handle multiple tasks, teams, and teamwork simultaneously
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to navigate faculty, staff and student constituencies are musts

FLSA Status


Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How To Apply

Please apply using the link below:


Make sure to upload a cover letter and resume (as one document) with the contact information of 3 professional references by the closing date.

 ***If you are unable to upload your application please hrapplications@gc.cuny.edu.  Make sure to indicate which position you are applying for and that you have submitted your application online.***


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