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Director - Digital Strategy

Job Category:
Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
Northeastern University

The Director of Digital Strategy is a tech-savvy visionary, a superb project manager and a sophisticated communicator. He/she is familiar with the latest trends in web design and development, and has a track record of creating innovative solutions, while making sure that the day-to-day tasks are completed as planned. He/she has an in-depth understanding of the latest online and web applications across multiple devices, including a solid grasp on HTML5-based web applications. He/she also knows how to strategically utilize social media platforms and understands how they can be leveraged to promote user engagement and audience interaction. He/she is responsible for assessing online communications opportunities and recommending strategic innovations using the latest technologies.

The Director of Digital Strategy is a great manager of projects and people with several years of experience in management roles. He/she is an inspiring mentor who encourages creativity, challenges his/her team to think big and finds ways to make good ideas come to life. He/she has a track record of understanding how online communications fits into the overall communications strategy. He/she has an exemplary work ethic and conducts business with the utmost professionalism. He/she is also flexible and can adapt instantly to the constantly changing priorities and high expectations. He/she is a “McGyver” of digital strategy and implementation who finds a way to solve every problem. He/she has a superb ability to multitask and prioritize without letting anything or anyone fall behind.

-Bachelor’s degree a must; master’s degree a plus.

-7 – 10 years of experience in managing digital projects and teams in positions of increasing responsibility, including management

-Years of proven project management skills and the ability to manage the design and development of high-priority online projects with a complex set of internal and external audiences

-In-depth understanding of web/online communications strategy and the latest technologies to elevate the profile of organizations in various industries.

-Writing and copyediting skills for web are a plus.

-Thorough understanding of the online communications production process, including working knowledge of HTML formatting; ability to manage and maintain Web pages. Experience working with WordPress, Cascade, and an understanding of other CMSs available.

-Strong familiarity with the latest software applications and web/online technologies.

-Proven ability to select appropriate vendors and manage these relationships throughout the development and execution of projects.

-Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, including the ability to manage multiple projects effectively and at a fast pace in a deadline-driven environment.

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a superb ability to solve problems.

-Must be available for frequent night and weekend work projects. Flexibility and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment are required.

Grade: 13
Division/College: Marketing and Communications