Program Job Descriptions – How To

Last updated: January 10th, 2015                        Back to Job Descriptions page

Welcome to the Job Descriptions How To page:

This page is resource for people updating or managing Program Job Description pages.  It describes how to update an existing page and also how to create a new Program Job Description page.

Before you attempt to modify or create a new Job description page, you must do the following:

  1. Read the Creating Content page.  There is a link to this on every web site page under “Selected Pages” in the right hand panel.
  2. Follow the instructions on the Creating Content page to get a user account if you do not already have one.

Updating an existing Job description page:

  1.  Log into the Dashboard.
  2. Click on Pages/All Pages in the left hand column.  You will see a listing of all the pages that people have created for the web site.  Click through the various pages of the page listing until you see the page you’d like to update.  (Program Job Descriptions currently start on page 2 of the page listing.)
  3. Hover over the title of the page you want.  You will see a set of action links appear below it.  Click on Edit.  This will open the visual editor for that page.
  4. You will see a title area, then a header followed by the content of the page.  The Header has buttons, tabs, a menu bar and a toolbar.  The header looks like this:
    WP Editor - Header
  5. If The toolbar is only a single line:
    WP Editor - Toolbar 1 Row
    click the toggle Toolbar icon (WP Editor - Toggle Toolbar Icon) to expand it to two lines:
    WP Editor - Toolbar 2 Rows
  6. Add or delete text to modify the content.  Use the functions found on the toolbar and menu bar to affect the format of the content text.  Note that the layout of the content is based on a table and is standardized across all job descriptions so do not modify that.
  7. Advanced users who know HTML can click on the “Text” tab in the top, right corner of the header to see the HTML source text.  This text can be edited to achieve effects that cannot be achieved using the visual editor.  Do not attempt to edit the source text unless you are experienced with HTML as it’s easy to mess up the entire page this way.
  8. To be safe, you should click the Update button in the panel to the right of the content area after every set of changes.  This saves the changes you have made so far.  If you make a mistake, use the Undo icon to recover.
  9. Details on how to use the Word Press visual editor can be found here.  If you wish to learn HTML, you can start by Googling “HTML” or by looking at the HTML Wikipedia entry.

Creating a new Job description page:

  1. Log into the Dashboard.
  2. Click on Pages/All Pages in the left hand column.  You will see a listing of all the pages that people have created for the web site.  Click through the various pages of the page listing until you see the “Program Job Descriptions – Template” page.  (This is currently on page 2 of the page listing.)
  3. Hover over the title of the page you want.  You will see a set of action links appear below it.  Click on New Draft.  This will create a copy of the template page and open the visual editor to edit it.
  4. Go to the title area at the top and type in the title you want.  Job description titles should all be in the form “Program Job Description – <name of Program>”.  For instance, a job description page for the Thrift Shop should be called “Program Job Description – Thrift Shop”.
  5. After changing the title, click the Publish button in the panel to the right of the content area.  this will save it as a new page and will add it to the page listing so you can locate it for editing in the future.
  6. Replace the template content with the content appropriate for your program.  Remember to click the Update button often as you make changes.
  7. After you have finished creating your job description page, you need to add a link to it from the master job description page.  To do that, open the “Program Job Descriptions” page and add the name of your program to the bottom of the job description links.  Then select the name and click the Insert/edit Link icon.  Your job description page should be at the top of the list of existing content on the dialog box that appears.  Select this page and close the dialog.  This creates a link to your new job description page.