Website WDCB Community Manager

Job Description

Committee affiliation: Website Team

Basic Function

Act as a co-administrator for the WDCB main site. This site holds the information about the chapter—it is not open for posts. No users will need to register for the site except the admins.


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

  • Update pages as needed for new chapter officers, committee members, chapter and chapter members honors and awards, and competition information.
    Most updates will be done by editing the php includes files and uploading updated files to the includes folder using FTP. This ensures uniform updates across the site.
  • Maintain pages using the WordPress Text Editor or use your own text editor and copy and paste to the page for updates.
  • Ensure all links to sites going away from our site use ref="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.

Experience and Skills

  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good time management
  • Willing to ask for help when needed
  • Site management experience.
  • WordPress skills
    • WordPress 3.5.1+ Text Editor to maintain posts and pages
    • Accessibility / Section 508 requirements
    • HTML 5, necessary
    • Hand coding, necessary
    • PHP 5.2, helpful
    • CSS 3, helpful
    • MySQL Database management
  • Familiararity with PHP includes and modularized site structure
  • 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 (optional)


  • Your own computer
  • Browser (Google Chrome or Firefox)
  • FTP application
  • Text Editor with CSS and HTML5 support (such as BBEdit for Macintosh)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop (or equivalent photo editing tool)

Time Commitment

Expect to spend 5 to 10 hours a week during turnover periods between chapter years updating changes to chapter officers, event schedules, competitions, and so forth. Expect to spend 2 to 4 hours a week for other pages as needed and for monitoring Google Webmaster Tools, and tracking down and fixing hacking attempts.


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

Last modified: February 17, 2016
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