The Virginia Society of Ornithology is Looking for a Volunteer Webmaster

Why would you want to be our webmaster?  Because this position is vital to communicating with members and partners across all of our activities, giving you many opportunities to be creative and help shape the direction of the VSO along the way.  Our webmaster plays an important role in making us a welcoming organization and in driving our conservation accomplishments.  Your main task is maintaining all existing information and updating the www.virginiabirds.org web domain, specific duties are described below. 

Major duties  

Maintaining current information regarding VSO activities, officers, and chapters.  

-  Uploading VSO publications to the website and ensuring that announcements regarding VSO field trips are posted in a timely fashion.  

-  Though the webmaster is not a voting member of the VSO, he/she is expected to attend VSO board meetings on a quarterly basis (Feb, May, Aug and Nov).  Board meetings are typically held in Charlottesville or Richmond, with the May membership meeting held in various parts of Virginia.  

-  A detailed list of duties and activities related to the position is available upon request.

Skills required 

Proficiency and access to Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software. Basic knowledge of HTML is a plus since some tables like the Official State List are written in this language and will need editing each year. The website interface is provided by Squarespace.com, and the webmaster is required to create a personal account here.

Interested in learning more?  

Contact current webmaster Rob Bielawski robbielawski[at]gmail.com and VSO President Lenny Bankester at lennybankester[at]yahoo.com to express interest or ask questions.