Responsibilities of Web Development Director

Home Knowledgebase Productivity Responsibilities of Web Development Director

Frequency Title Description
Daily
 
Writing and syndicating project statuses.  
Daily
 
Answering staff’s questions.  
Twice Monthly
 
Posting jobs, interviewing staff, hiring staff.  
Varies
 
Doing prepratory work after hiring new staff. Set them up with email accounts, give them access to all the various systems we use (GMail, Asana, BitBucket, etc…)
Weekly
 
Paying staff. This involves converting their time totals to decimal, locating the correct platform and payment address to send to, multiplying their hourly rate by their decimal to get the total, choose the right account to send payment from.
Weekly
 
Conducting introductory and exploratory calls with customers.  
Daily
 
Responding to clients questions  
Varies
 
Scoping projects for estimates.  
Daily
 
Explaining tasks. As in, writing detailed tasks and interviewing those who request the tasks so we’re certain we have a correct understanding and all the details required to complete it.
Daily
 
Assigning tasks. Almost every day I audit staff’s to-do lists to ensure they have enough tasks to keep them busy, not so many that they get bogged down, and make adjustments to due dates and reassign for various reasons (someone is out sick, someone is struggling to complete, etc…)
Weekly
 
Tracking profit and loss. I am actively building a spreadsheet that tracks our P&L in fullness. Meaning I’m tracking monthly expenses to ensure they’re correct and not being overcharged (Ex. servers), trimming the fat when and where we can, ensuring projects are actually getting paid out in full and in a timely manner, etc…
Daily
 
Reviewing staff’s work.  
Varies
 
Training staff. Currently we don’t have a unified and centralized training system. As a result I have to train staff on various things.
Weekly
 
Writing content and identifying pricing for products and services for sales people. Right now this happens regularly but come January this will only occur when we actually have a new product or service to offer.
Weekly
 
Emergency or last minute fixes to clients websites, server, etc…  
Weekly
 
Identifying weaknesses in our process and identifying the cause and potential solutions. Includes identifying how and when to implement process. Often involves other people from other departments.
Twice Monthly
 
Purchase resources for staff. Usually software they need like WordPress Plugins
Daily
 
Coordinate and manage resource to implement new process / infrastructure This weans every day / week as we succeed with completing implementations.
Weekly
 
Ensuring customers satisfaction. Involves calling clients, checking in, etc… to ensure that their needs are met specifically so that sales people can up sell on new things.
Varies
 
Identifying new products and services to offer to remain competitive.  
Weekly
 
Reading – particularly industry news. Ex. WordPress publishes a few newsletters to keep developers in the loop about important changes. Same with our hosting provider. Etc…
Monthly
 
Anticipate project and industry trends. For the purpose of ensuring we’re competitive and have an understanding of why shifts might happen. For example, as web development is increasingly undervalued knowing that it’s because people are automating website development helps us underestand why and how to adapt.
Weekly
 
Managing the upkeep of our website.  
Weekly
 
Documenting, reporting and following up on issues with Vendors. Ex. we purchase software that doesn’t work. So we have to either get a refund, find a replacement or coordinate with the author to get it resolved.
Weekly
 
Company meetings.  
Weekly
 
Conducting sales calls.  



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Home Knowledgebase Productivity Responsibilities of Web Development Director

Frequency Title Description
Daily
 
Writing and syndicating project statuses.  
Daily
 
Answering staff’s questions.  
Twice Monthly
 
Posting jobs, interviewing staff, hiring staff.  
Varies
 
Doing prepratory work after hiring new staff. Set them up with email accounts, give them access to all the various systems we use (GMail, Asana, BitBucket, etc…)
Weekly
 
Paying staff. This involves converting their time totals to decimal, locating the correct platform and payment address to send to, multiplying their hourly rate by their decimal to get the total, choose the right account to send payment from.
Weekly
 
Conducting introductory and exploratory calls with customers.  
Daily
 
Responding to clients questions  
Varies
 
Scoping projects for estimates.  
Daily
 
Explaining tasks. As in, writing detailed tasks and interviewing those who request the tasks so we’re certain we have a correct understanding and all the details required to complete it.
Daily
 
Assigning tasks. Almost every day I audit staff’s to-do lists to ensure they have enough tasks to keep them busy, not so many that they get bogged down, and make adjustments to due dates and reassign for various reasons (someone is out sick, someone is struggling to complete, etc…)
Weekly
 
Tracking profit and loss. I am actively building a spreadsheet that tracks our P&L in fullness. Meaning I’m tracking monthly expenses to ensure they’re correct and not being overcharged (Ex. servers), trimming the fat when and where we can, ensuring projects are actually getting paid out in full and in a timely manner, etc…
Daily
 
Reviewing staff’s work.  
Varies
 
Training staff. Currently we don’t have a unified and centralized training system. As a result I have to train staff on various things.
Weekly
 
Writing content and identifying pricing for products and services for sales people. Right now this happens regularly but come January this will only occur when we actually have a new product or service to offer.
Weekly
 
Emergency or last minute fixes to clients websites, server, etc…  
Weekly
 
Identifying weaknesses in our process and identifying the cause and potential solutions. Includes identifying how and when to implement process. Often involves other people from other departments.
Twice Monthly
 
Purchase resources for staff. Usually software they need like WordPress Plugins
Daily
 
Coordinate and manage resource to implement new process / infrastructure This weans every day / week as we succeed with completing implementations.
Weekly
 
Ensuring customers satisfaction. Involves calling clients, checking in, etc… to ensure that their needs are met specifically so that sales people can up sell on new things.
Varies
 
Identifying new products and services to offer to remain competitive.  
Weekly
 
Reading – particularly industry news. Ex. WordPress publishes a few newsletters to keep developers in the loop about important changes. Same with our hosting provider. Etc…
Monthly
 
Anticipate project and industry trends. For the purpose of ensuring we’re competitive and have an understanding of why shifts might happen. For example, as web development is increasingly undervalued knowing that it’s because people are automating website development helps us underestand why and how to adapt.
Weekly
 
Managing the upkeep of our website.  
Weekly
 
Documenting, reporting and following up on issues with Vendors. Ex. we purchase software that doesn’t work. So we have to either get a refund, find a replacement or coordinate with the author to get it resolved.
Weekly
 
Company meetings.  
Weekly
 
Conducting sales calls.  

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