The Senior Project Manager on the Enrollment Management team at Northeastern University reports into the AVP of Customer Experience & Marketing Technology and will advise, consult and guide the project management process for multiple, complex, cross-department projects. The person in this role will work closely with stakeholders in defining project charters, schedules and budgets and oversee the entire project lifecycle to deliver comprehensive digital solutions. In addition to excelling in scope, time and budget management, the ideal candidate will also have a thorough understanding of all phases of digital development including technical discovery, front end and back end development, (design, UX, content, UI development, engineering and quality assurance).
This position requires confidence, self-discipline, a sense of urgency, and the ability to be innovative, make decisions and take responsibility for them. As a Sr. Project Manager, you will need to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions, identify risks and recommend solutions. This job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results to guide the team to meet project goals and delivery high quality work.
The job demands a factual, direct style of communication and significant self-discipline with attention to detail. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities.
5-7 years of proven project management experience of software development, digital applications, marketing technology, multimedia, or systems integration, demonstrating robust and deep working knowledge of the full project lifecycle.
Experience in a digital agency a plus
Experience in higher education a plus
A track record of successful and predictable delivery of on-time, to-budget, and to-specification projects
CSM, PSP-ACP or PMP certification required
Skilled at articulating how complex projects can be structured into phases and sprints to prioritize speed to market and iterative improvements and feature enhancements
Knowledge /Qualification in project Methodology Agile
Deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and or the creative development process
Demonstrable financial management skills and experience
Good working knowledge of project contracts and invoice schedule
Bachelor's Degree preferred
Project Management certification desired
Demonstrated experience creating factual, concise and client-oriented verbal and written communications
Strong analytical and conflict management resolution skills
Ability to analyze, make decisions, prioritize, assess and mitigate risk
Unrelenting focus on quality deliverables throughout project lifecycle (not just the end result)
Demonstrated experience with managing the delivery of digital projects (both mobile and web)
Experience communicating with several audience types, and the ability to tailor communications between clients, engineering teams, management and more
Comfortable working with complex marketing technology and digital marketing projects
Proven decision-making capabilities, particularly in navigating competing or conflicting priorities
Solid understanding of UX principles and web design (Information architecture, Interaction design, visual design, usability, prototyping, etc.)
Requisition Number: STFR005554
Internal Number: 62014
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.