Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chicago


Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Digital Communications Manager is responsible for the strategic design, implementation and management of Aurora University’s digital presence by ensuring that all websites within the domain have a consistent look, feel, tone, style, voice and navigation; are well-written and fact checked; are up to date; meet the needs of target audiences with high usability; and perform optimally for the university’s computing and mobile devices.

Core Competencies:

- Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
- Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
- Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
- Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

- Working collaboratively with University Communications web development and content team, provides support building and maintaining engaging and dynamic university websites.
- Assists with front-end web development for Aurora University website properties,including updating websites, applications and other web assets.
- Demonstrates willingness to learn advanced front-end development skills that support user interface, user experience and client-side technologies.
- Assists in the use of web analytics to monitor, report on and make recommendations for improvements to websites.
- Provides support in customizing and extending the content management system functionality to address information obtained through web analytics, as well as meet the evolving needs of the users.
- Assists in writing and curating website content.
- Develops strong search engine optimization (SEO) copy to maximize indexing and ranking.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues across campus to support the web development and content team in determining the best marketing approach for clients.
- Assists in ensuring that all sites perform according to applicable web standards and best practices.

Essential Job Requirements:


- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; Additional degrees in Journalism, English, or Integrated Marketing desired.


- One or more years of relevant experience.


- Expertise in key programming languages and frameworks including HTML5, CSS3, XSL, XML, JavaScript, PHP, Velocity, jQuery, Bootstrap and Ajax.
- Experience with content management systems.
- Familiarity with testing and debugging.
- Ability to understand and interpret Google Analytics.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to think like a storyteller.

Physical Requirements:

- Ability to use a computer terminal.
- Ability to move about campus and other locations.
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • ajax
  • css3
  • php
  • seo
  • xml