Jay Collier is a digital strategist for innovative programs and communities.
At Maine Coast Heritage Trust, he manages digital communications platforms used by colleagues to connect with constituents to engage more deeply with MCHT’s mission, programs, activities, and fundraising, including learning and collaboration resources.
For the University of New England, he developed a pilot program providing 8-week accelerated courses to help learners gain essential competencies in software development, design, analysis, and management through self-paced instruction and project-based learning experiences.
He served as founding Program Director for Educate Maine’s Project Login, a business-led campaign to expand the network of K-12, college, and adult learners who discover, explore, and pursue pathways toward high-demand computing, digital, and information technology careers in Maine. Partners include university, college, business, and K-12 communities.
As Digital Strategy Consultant for the Maine Department of Education, he assessed online needs, developed information architecture, and developed and deployed web and e-mail platforms for statewide education newsroom and teacher collaboration. Developed strategy, selected agency, and provided creative supervision for videos about innovative Maine schools.
He founded The Compass LLC and, as Digital Communications Consultant, designed strategies, evaluated vendors, and developed prototypes for Harvard Law School and Global Health Media Project. For pro-bono clients, he created, produced, and maintained websites for Friends of Hog Island (National Audubon), Audubon Vermont, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Massachusetts Bay Program’s Eight Towns and the Bay committee, and chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Green Mountain Club.
As Bates College’s Web Communications Manager, he produced and managed new content management and e-mail systems which increased homepage engagement by over 60%. Designed whole-domain strategy and developed multi-site prototype to improve digital communications for arts, humanities, and sciences departments.