The Assistant Director for Project Management will ensure enterprise project management and marketing for the Career Development Center. This role will be responsible for the planning, marketing, execution and management of the Career Center large projects and for the planning and tracking of yearly events. This role will ensure projects are completed on time and within budget, and that the project’s objectives are met. Project work will be separate to usual day-to-day business activities and require a group of people to work together to achieve a set of specific objectives. This role will oversee project execution to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied. This role will also be responsible for metric strategy, supporting IT platform transitions and supporting the planning and execution of the marketing with the planning and execution of enterprise project execution.
1. Partner with the Career Development Center team in preparing project plans for all major events including job fairs, career conferences, guest speakers, etc. 2. Managing a team of professionals supporting metrics and marketing functions. 3. Preparing project timelines, which include start dates, end dates, and milestones with high level of detail to track progress and ensure programs and projects run smoothly. 4. Collaborate with the team when preparing program objectives and deliverables. 5. Ensure projects/programs are on track and meet deadlines, including organizing the various professional people working on the project. 6. Ensure that all goals of the project/program are met. Ensure that quality standards are upheld. 7. Use software to manage projects, including notes, timelines, history, resources, etc. 8. Monitor resources to ensure that projects/programs stay within the allotted budget. 9. Oversee marketing objectives for each project and ensure they support project goals. 10. Oversee the Career Development Center metrics and ensure all divisional and university level requirements are met. 11. Supporting, planning and managing any IT conversions and IT focused initiatives with an overall project plan. 12. Ability to work autonomously and in team environment. Work occasional weekends and evenings as assigned. Performs other duties necessary to support the mission and vision of the Career Development Center and The University of Texas at Arlington.
Bachelor's degree or higher. Minimum two (2) years of experience in a full-time, professional position in a university, college, career services area, or business at the Assistant Director level or above or the equivalent experience. Experience supervising multiple staff within a university or college career services unit. Experience with project management programs at a university or college or employer. Experience marketing programs to students. Strong organizational, planning and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail. Strong analytical, decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software.
Master’s degree. Three (3) or more years of experience in a Career Services planning and execution environment and/or Project Management Function. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook. Marketing experience for large and small events strongly preferred. Preferred knowledge of Handshake career management platform. Proficient in the use of social media tools.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 10855
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.