Assistant Director, Communications

Princeton, New Jersey
Competitve annual salary + health, dental, vision and 403b
Dec 11, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Purpose:  the new hire will provide stewardship of the Seminary’s external web presence as well as develop, implement, and evaluate digital solutions that support the Seminary’s communication goals.

Status: Exempt

Supervision: Director of Communication and Marketing

Responsibilities include:

  • (60%) Stewarding the external web presence of the Seminary while overseeing the content, design and interactivity of the main website (, making prompt updates and design decisions in accord with institutional priorities and in response to user experience and working with the Director of Communication and Marketing to establish priorities.
  • Develops, maintains and continuously improves static and dynamic web pages for the Seminary, utilizing best practices for usability, interactivity, accessibility, and search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Supervises part-time Web Communication Specialist and part-time Graphic Design Specialist.
  • (20%) Building strong relationships with the communication team, faculty members, and campus partners to serve as a trusted resources, helpful advisor, and valued collaborator on matters of web communication.
  • Coordinates with designers, IT specialists, and outside vendors to manage website design and functionality.
  • Works closely with campus partners to ensure that all content is vibrant, robust, and up to date.
  • (15%) Capturing and evaluating site analytics to measure effectiveness and implement improvements.
  • Uses tools such as Google analytics, Web trends, Facebook insights, and hot jar, as well as UX testing, to track and measure effectiveness, making timely adjustments to the Seminary’s web presence in accordance with measurable data and institutional priorities.
  • (5%) Directing and promoting the Seminary brand.
  • Integrates web strategies with other marketing and communications efforts (such as digital ads) and provides counsel, training, and support to campus web authors to promote consistent use of the Seminary brand and design across other institutional webpages.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years of website development (front/back) experience plus 3 to 5 years of experience in web communication, digital marketing, or web design.
  • Advance familiarity with CMS management, design, development and administration (such as WordPress).
  • Strong communication, writing, editing and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed learner who understands evolving web development and design trends
  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage projects effectively and simultaneously
  • Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage projects effectively and simultaneously.
  • Basic web development and design skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures
  • Experience and familiarity with mainline theological education.

The Hiring Manager has asked that all interested applicants submit a cover letter, a resume and a link to your portfolio.

               Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.


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