Looking for Work? Director of Social Network Development

This came across my desk today from a friend…a job offering from Western Governor’s University.

Director of Social Network Development

WGU is seeking a Director of Social Network Development whose task it will be to advance WGU’s utilization of online social networking and online communities in general, for the benefit of WGU’s student population. He or she will be responsible for:

  • Building and maintaining WGU’s relationships with social network providers, including Facebook, MySpace, Second Life, and others
  • Enhancing student-to-student and staff/student interaction through active blogs and online communities, both in WGU’s online offerings and in those of social network providers
  • Facilitating effective WGU senior staff involvement and engagement in online communities
  • Advising the CTO with regard to technology initiatives which will create new Web 2.0 and Web 3.0-driven opportunities for student success

As an evangelist and guide to social networks, the individual in this role will also provide advice and instruction, both personally and via suitable online media, to all WGU students and staff. This individual must have demonstrated electronic social networking skills, an understanding of the relevant technologies (platforms and tools leveraged by current social network systems), and demonstrated ability to develop and manage business partnerships. This position also requires exceptional communication skills including creative teaching and instruction. Experience in online education and/or online community building will differentiate great candidates from good ones.To apply, send your resume to employment@wgu.edu. Please specify “Director of Social Network Development” in the e-mail subject line.

4 Responses to “Looking for Work? Director of Social Network Development”


  1. 1 Benjamin Williams July 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    So do you want us to apply, or are you saying that you are applying?

  2. 2 zoecarnate July 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Oh, goodness. I couldn’t apply if I wanted to – I’m swamped. It’s all you, baby.🙂

  3. 3 Benjamin Williams August 1, 2008 at 2:16 am

    It took me eight years to become a programmer (C#) I’m not going anywhere unless they fire me.

  4. 4 Peter August 1, 2008 at 5:51 am

    way too high-tech for me!


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