The University Libraries’ communications office seeks an individual with outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills to manage projects and coordinate events as part of our growing team of creative professionals.
The Project Manager will report to the Director of Library Communications and will have primary responsibility for managing business processes for the department, including workflow and resources related to upwards of 100 discrete communications projects that the team executes annually.
The Project Manager will serve as the primary customer service liaison for internal Library client requests and will work with the Director and team members to determine timelines, establish resource needs, and ensure timely completion of deliverables. The project manager will establish systems to support the work of the team, and will communicate with clients regarding estimates, schedules, budgets and other questions impacting projects.
The Project Manager will handle business operations for the department, including correct and timely completion of independent contractor applications, RFPs, bids and state- and university-mandated documentation; monitoring of departmental budget; communications with the Library's Fiscal Services and purchasing office; and internal management of files and documentation.
The Project Manager will work with internal Library clients to plan and implement public events and programs, including developing calendars and checklists; planning event logistics; securing catering and other contracted services; and managing budgets and tracking invoices and payments.
This new position will function within the Library Communications department. The Project Manager will research and implement appropriate project management tools; develop, implement, and document procedures; and provide guidance, training, and support to team members. The Project Manager will have supervisory responsibilities of a permanent employee and one or more student assistant employees.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The Project Manager must have:
An understanding of key principles and best practices related to project management and workflow organization
Ability to coordinate unit's work activities and resources
Ability to develop new processes and procedures
Knowledge of standard office procedures and best practices.
Service orientation and ability to work productively and collaboratively with many people inside and outside the organization, including teammates and individuals not reporting to the position.
Exacting attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, including setting priorities.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple disparate projects simultaneously, to meet deadlines, and to help a team meet deadlines.
Ability to create, edit, and manage business documentation in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe products and to use standard business collaboration platforms.
Willingness to learn about and help advance the mission and environment of a research library.
Familiarity with communications and marketing operations.
Experience with program or event planning.
Work experience in higher education and/or library environment.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 159338
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