The Assistant Director, Project Management will support the development, implementation and management of strategic and tactical marketing programs for Alumni Relations and Development (ARD) to meet the financial goals and priorities of the university. They will manage an extensive portfolio of digital media, editorial, print and other projects in ARD Communications by serving as the liaison between creative staff and clients and between creative staff and external vendors. They will ensure timely completion of projects and provide all levels of support required by creative staff to deliver superb digital, editorial and design work within the context of branding guidelines. The Assistant Director will participate in the strategic, creative development, production and evaluation of client & partner communications and development campaigns. They will work closely with a cross-functional divisional team and exhibit the ability to provide fresh, innovative and measurable ideas.
A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in a communications environment such as in-house corporate communications services, advertising agency, public relations firm or similar professional work experience required.
Experience working with creative staff, clients, printers and other vendors required.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Familiarity with project management software required.
Understanding of integrated marketing using social media, digital, event marketing, email marketing and print required.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to established deadlines required.
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