This Project Coordinator is a vital partner in the execution of complex marketing and design projects. This position provides, planning, scheduling, and production support for all MCAD marketing, design, and communications projects.
Develops production timelines and action steps for marketing, design, and communications deliverables.
In partnership with Admissions, Development, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs teams, works to complete assigned projects on time, to specifications, and with accuracy and efficiency.
Collaborates with and assists the VP of CMS, Senior Designer, Junior Designer, Writer & Communications Specialist, and part-time, student staff to create detailed schedules, record assignments, and set deadlines for various stages of projects using a digital management tool.
Helps manage workflow effectively with clear, proactive communication to project stakeholders about upcoming deadlines and/or changes to deadlines.
Consolidates and manages high-level marketing calendar and informs teams of any substantial changes.
Provides recommendations for mitigation of delays and risks to project completion.
Prepares and traffics proofs for each approval stage.
Assists with vendor invoices and tracking budget.
Assists Writer with proofing for accuracy.
Helps foster a creative, healthy, and responsive work environment. Cultivates positive relationships with co-workers.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
BA in Marketing, Communications, Design or other related fields.
1+ years experience in project management in a creative environment.
Print and digital production experience required,
Fluency in Word, Google Docs, Adobe Creative Suite required.
Project management software system experience is strongly preferred.
Proven record of being detail oriented and deadline driven.
Demonstrated experience in successful collaboration, innovation, organization, prioritization, and creative problem solving.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and written skills; ability to communicate clearly, effectively and responsibly.
Ability to work collaboratively across departments.
This position does not require any certifications or licensure.
This position has been identified as security sensitive and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Internal Number: 271519
About Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 14 BFA degree programs in Design, Fine Arts, and Media Arts. It also has a BS degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, an MFA program, and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. Minnesota enjoys a long history of cultural community, furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum. The Twin Cities host abundant live theater, music venues, galleries, art film festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball and hockey complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis the most bike friendly city in America. The Twin Cities frequently rates as one of the best places to live in the United States. In June 201...4, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Ranked as the 14th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 19 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country.