University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
The Director of Web and Mobile Operations (WMO) is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities associated with the architecture, technical infrastructure, and proper use of the university’s website, portal framework, and the UIWApp. The Director is responsible for developing, communicating, and implementing strategy concerned with various mobile architectures and setting standards of use for the same. S/he is recognized for the highest level of technical expertise in web development and will have a thorough understanding of a wide range of web disciplines. Content curation is highly decentralized throughout the university environment with responsibility for published content placed at the school or department level. The Director acts in a consulting role to the Communication & Marketing department, other administrative areas, and all academic programs, to assist with useful web technologies that will facilitate their communication and marketing strategy and goals. S/he will work closely with other IRD directors on technical architecture and infrastructure requirements. The Director of WMO sits on the leadership team of the Information Resources Division (IRD), reporting to the Vice President/CIO.
• Plan, direct, and coordinate activities associated with the architecture, technical infrastructure and proper use of the university’s website, portal framework, and the university’s mobile application, UIWApp. • Develop strategy, goals, and standards for websites, portal operations, and the mobile app. • Stay current in knowledge of new web-oriented technologies, protocols, and frameworks. • Analyze, select, and implement technologies that enhance an architectural framework which supports a decentralized content curation model across the university. • Collaborate with the Director, Communications & Marketing, to establish policy and guidelines related to the publishing of content to the university’s website. • Assist organizational units in planning website initiatives and in implementing tools that help facilitate plans. • May act at times as a consultant to organizational units for an appropriate design and structure for the unit’s web presence. • Work with the department of Communications & Marketing and Instructional Technology in developing and coordinating user training for the use of technology tools and best practice methods to develop and publish content to the university’s .edu site, mobile platform, and portal. • Manage all aspects of web and mobile operations, including regular maintenance schedules and technology updates to meet infrastructure policy of keeping current. • Act as primary liaison and contract administrator to multiple vendor organizations in SaaS or consulting engagements regarding web, mobile, and portal platforms. • Supervise a small full-time staff and student assistants. • Develop and manage a small operational budget. • Other relevant and related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Required Work Experience
Five years of increasing responsibility in web, mobile, and/or portal technologies. Three years of management experience, including budget and supervision of personnel.
Master’s Degree. Five years of experience in a higher education technology management position.
About University of the Incarnate Word
One of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas, the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio strives to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens with values developed in a Judeo-Christian tradition. In 1881 the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word founded Incarnate Word College as a center of higher education for young women. The college was admitted to membership in the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1919, and joined the Texas Association of Colleges as a senior college in 1920. The Graduate Studies division was established in 1950. Male students were first admitted into the college's undergraduate programs in 1970. Incarnate Word College became the University of the Incarnate Word in 1996. Today, UIW is a Hispanic-Serving Institution under federal guidelines.
UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups. UIW is ranked No. 1 nationally among faith-based universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics... by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, and No. 6 nationally among all private, not-for-profit universities. International students comprise 14% of the student body, and they represent over 70 countries. Seventy-five percent of the students depend upon financial aid. A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.
UIW offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including the Ph.D. in Education and doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), optometry (OD), nursing practice (DNP), physical therapy (DPT) and business administration (DBA). UIW is one of twenty universities in the U.S. with an optometry program, while the pharmacy school is the only one in Texas at a private university. In fall, 2017, the School of Osteopathic Medicine will welcome its first class of students to a new facility at Brooks City Base.
In athletics, UIW is a member of the Division 1 Southland Conference. UIW fielded its first football team in 2009, which plays in Benson Stadium, named after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson.
With a student-to-faculty classroom ratio of 14:1, UIW is a wireless campus that provides students with an environment that encourages excellence in academics. As part of its international efforts, UIW has agreements for reciprocal education with 123 universities in 40 countries. It also operates academic sites in Mexico City and Irapuato, Mexico, and Heidelberg, Germany.
In 2017, UIW was chosen as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in a national survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the ninth year in a row it has received this prestigious distinction. UIW also made the national Top 10 Honor Roll for eight consecutive years, in the medium-sized classification for universities with enrollments between 3,000 and 9,999 students. The graduate nursing program has been recognized as one of the top 65 graduate programs nationally by U.S. News Media Group.
The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It also is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing, the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, the American Music Therapy Association, the Council of Education of the Deaf, the American Dietetic Association, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.