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Web Manager


Job posted by: Rare

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Job description

Position Overview

Rare is seeking a Web Manager to assist the communications team with managing, analyzing and developing a strategy for Rare's online presence. The Web Managert will be the primary technical advisor on web-related issues. This person will be Rare's main digital strategist and project manager for Rare's online properties.

The Web Manager will report to the Director, Communications and will work closely with the communications and marketing team. This position will work with technical and nontechnical members of our organization as well as outside vendors. While primarily focused on [[|]], this person will also be consulted on projects related to Rare's other online properties: [[|]] and [[|]]. This position will manage vendor selection processes for, and project management of, website enhancements, analyzing the traffic on Rare's web properties, budget management, working with third-party developers on maintenance and support issues, and assisting in any other projects related to Rare's online presence and strategy.

This is not a web developer position, but the Manager, Web Development must have basic knowledge of code and technical vernacular to be able to work with developers and vendors as well as make basic improvements to our web properties.

Essential Functions

  • Technical project management for major web projects or enhancements;
  • Work with third party developers on any maintenance or support issues for Rare's web properties;
  • Manage vendor selection process;
  • Track and analyze web analytics about Rare's audiences to better inform web enhancements and user engagement strategies;
  • Help define Rare's online strategy based on data synthesis and analysis of Rare's online channels' traffic;
  • Improve the strategy and reach of Rare's bimonthly e-newsletter and social networks with content provided by the Director, Communications and Vice President, Marketing and Communications;
  • Basic coding and technical skills;
  • Budget management.

Required Experience and Education

  • Five (5) plus years of experience in web project management;
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS and have experience managing content on Drupal 6 and 7 websites;
  • Experience in vendor selection, vendor management and budgeting is critical;
  • Extensive knowledge of latest trends in web analytics and the ability to analyze that information to make digital strategy recommendations is important;
  • A clear understanding of web standards, responsive web design best practices and optimization options for low bandwidth accessibility is essential;
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills;
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate with technical and nontechnical audiences;
  • Experience managing social media channels and e-newsletters preferred;
  • An interest in conservation will help inform thoughtful content maintenance;
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and competing deadlines to ensure accuracy and high quality standards;
  • Adaptive, open-minded and dedicated worker with the ability to work independently;
  • Ability to collaborate with different teams throughout an organization in a fast-paced environment;
  • Bachelor's degree.

Rare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

How to apply

To be considered for this position please go to the Careers section on Rare's website at and apply online.

Rare's Benefits

We offer a flexible work environment with generous time off policies that include vacation allowance, personal days, paid holidays and Rare's annual one week Q1 power down. Our salaries are competitive commensurate with experience and include an annual bonus plan tied to individual and organizational performance. We offer an outstanding benefit package that includes fully covered health insurance and a retirement savings plan, an annual education and training allowance and more.


1310 N Courthouse Road Suite 110, Arlington, VA, 22201, US


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