About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Senior Project Manager/Digital Producer on the Enrollment Management team at Northeastern University reports into the Associate Director of Project Management and Operations 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 both comprehensive digital solutions as well as multi-channel creative campaigns. In addition to excelling in scope, time and budget management, the ideal candidate will also have a thorough understanding of both all phases of digital development including technical discovery, front end and back end development, (design, UX, content, UI development, engineering and quality assurance) as well as the full life cycle of creating marketing and advertising multi-channel assets.
Responsibilities: 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, multi-channel advertising campaigns, 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
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.)
Salary Grade: 12
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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.