Turn me into your dream webmaster
February 20, 2014 12:08 PM Subscribe
I'm in a position where I manage a local non-profit's website. As I take an opportunity to transition out of the role, I am sad to see my track record. Can I become a better webmaster, undertake a fantastic transition AND learn something all in the next few months?
posted by nondescript to Human Relations (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I fell into the webmaster role a bit by accident - my roommate was involved with the nonprofit and recruited me to join. The focus of the organization was something I cared deeply about so I jumped in head first - moving beyond the website to all sorts of technology, recruitment, operations and other aspects of the organization - just generally wearing any hat I could. Unfortunately, personal and academic pressures came to a head at the same time and I just barely kept up with the demands of the org. often even less than that.
Right now, I have few external pressures, and think I could do a good job. I've been trying at this but I'm just a bit overwhelmed by all the projects I've taken on. I also, at this time, have the opportunity to transition out of the role as we have another techie joining the org as well.
I want to leave the organization with the ability to say that at least in the last few months, I was competent, professional, and dependable. I also want to be able to hand off the duties in as professional a manner as possible. Finally, I want to use this experience to give me insight into myself and any similar experience I might have in the future.
For those of you who have been in tech transition positions, or positions where you had the chance to go out on a high note - how did you do it? What did you wish you had done differently? Any tips you have on the process?
By way of additional information:
I am not a technology professional but I have some intermediate tech skills, I can do some coding and have worked with various web technologies in the past.
I am also working full time, so this would be on the side.
This is an unpaid project if that matters.
There is no concrete timeline for transition, but I'd like to go through the process over the next two months or so, after which I'll play an advisory role only.