Website Jobs Community Manager

Job Description

Committee affiliation: Website Team

Basic Function

Act as a co-administrator for the Jobs Board. This is a content management system (CMS) website that holds the information for job seekers, employers, job announcements, and resumes—it is not open for posts. No users will need to register to use or to log on to the site except the admins.

Responsibilities

You are expected to be an active participant in maintaining the assigned chapter website.

This website used to be an active free job announcement and resume posting board. Job announcements could be edited and updated by the employers who posted them and resumes could be edited and kept up-to-date by job seekers. But the function was discontinued after a few years when employers and chapter members stopped posting new jobs. Many resumes had not been updated for several years. In addition, chapter members were posting job announcements to the Chat list that were only seen by a handful of chapter members instead of the Jobs Board that had a wider distribution. The admin board agreed to discontinue paying for the WP Jobs Board plugin and just show job feeds on the home page. Employers are redirected to post their job announcements on the fee-based STC Job Board.

A drawback to the WP Jobs Board plugin was that it required registration be open to ALL. This attracted hundreds of bogus registrations on a daily basis, spam postings, spam comments, and hacking attempts. This was an extra maintenance burdon on the webmasters.

  • Monitor the job feeds posted on the home page to ensure they are working. Update the links as needed.
  • Check links on the Employment Information page to fix changed links or add to or delete items in the lists.
  • Ensure all links to sites going away from our site use rel="nofollow" attribute.
  • Ensure all links do not use tabindex="₀" attribute.
  • Ensure all links do not use title="₀" attribute.
  • Ensure all image links use the alt="₀" attribute to describe the image and that image links do not use title="₀".
  • Monitor and upgrade WordPress versions as needed.
  • Monitor and upgrade WordPress plugins as needed.
  • Monitor Google Webmaster Tools for suspicious activity; resolve problems identified.
  • Monitor all security reports for suspicious activity; add bad IP addresses to the Black List.
  • Run periodic cleanup of the database and trouble shoot any hacked tables.

Experience and Skills

  • WordPress skills
    • WordPress.org 4.9.1+ Text Editor enough to post announcements
    • HTML Text editor to maintain posts and pages, necessary
    • HTML 5, necessary
    • CSS 3, necessary
    • PHP 7+, necessary
    • Hand coding, necessary
    • MySQL Database management, necessary
    • Accessibility / Section 508 requirements
  • Familiarity with PHP includes and modularized site structure
  • Experience working with online project management tools such as Basecamp
  • Familiarity with the WP Jobs Board plugin, helpful
  • Knowledge of and access to FTP software
  • Familiarity with file maintenance and version control
  • Experience with Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Acrobat helpful
  • Familiarity with JavaScript, helpful
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good time management
  • Willing to ask for help when needed
  • Familiarity with job hunting and career options.

Equipment

  • Your own computer with high-speed Internet access
  • Browser (Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome)
  • Email address (Google is preferred for working with Google calendar, Basecamp, and other tools)
  • FTP application (FileZilla)
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / PHP7 text editor (such as BBEdit for Macintosh or Homesite 5 for Windows)
  • Word processing software
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop (or equivalent photo editing tool)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • FAX or scanner (optional)

Time Commitment

Expect to spend 1 to 2 hours a week during other times for monitoring Google Webmaster Tools, tracking down and fixing hacking attempts, updating WordPress, updating plugins, and updating pages as needed.

Contact

If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, please fill in the Chapter Volunteer Signup Form.

Last modified: January 12, 2018
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