The Project Manager, Creative is responsible for managing multiple projects of various sizes simultaneously.
Reporting to the Director of Creative Operations, this role collaborates with the project management team, design and editorial staff, and clients from other University of Chicago departments to ensure that projects are executed on time, on scope, and on budget. Projects range from print to digital/social and multimedia deliverables.
The Project Manager must understand all aspects of a project in order to achieve the overall strategic goals. This person must be proactive, able to perform well under pressure, and nimbleâ”able to problem solve and provide alternative solutions as changes arise during a project, while still adhering to timeline, scope and budget constraints. The ideal candidate is a dynamic individual who is enthusiastic, self-driven, solution-oriented and fosters an ongoing commitment to achieving high quality results.
Communicate requirements and assignments to various team members
Under general direction, manage all aspects of projects and provide a single point of contact for those projects
Manage reviews and approvals by clients and by UChicago Creative supervisors
Helps prioritize projects and deadlines in order to best meet department and client needs
Collaborate with staff to participate in weekly production/status meetings
Assist with forecasting and resource management
Consistently manages client expectations in a collaborative way
Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project cost estimates, resource plans, and status reports
Assists in assembling a project team, assigns individual responsibilities, identifies appropriate resources needed, and develops schedules to ensure timely completion of projects.
Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis.
Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.
Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
Provides analytical guidance to a project team.
Proven success facilitating complex projects and coordinating multiple disciplines
Strong knowledge of project management best practices and processes, including software
Strong knowledge of editorial and design workflows and processes
Knowledge of print-production process required
Knowledge of digital and multimedia required
Ability to balance up to 30 projects at one time and balance multiple, sometimes competing priorities
Demonstrated self-starter with ability to solve problems proactively
Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal, writing, verbal, and communication skills
Ability to counsel clients and promote an atmosphere of client-based service
Ability to work cross-functionally and promote a team atmosphere
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Expertise in using Project Management Software such as Harvest, Basecamp, etc.
Experience with Microsoft Office tools
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
5-7 years of Project Management experience required
Experience in an agency environment preferred
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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