The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Office of Institutional Advancement is seeking candidates for a Project Manager position. The Project Manager (PM) serves as a liaison between partners across the University -- in particular, those partners focused on student recruitment-- and the marketing and creative services team, and is responsible for ensuring that projects are delivered on message, on time, and on budget in a way that supports enrollment. The project manager will also be responsible for maintaining high standards of customer service and ensuring the success of the projects.
Please note that this is a full-time contractual staff position. The contract term will be for a one-year period, with the option to renew.
The project manager will be responsible for the following:
● Identify and document partner needs through a discovery process ● Collect pertinent production information, and build and manage detailed project plans and monitor project timeline based on the standard marketing and creative services work processes ● Collaborate on creative or project brief development with members of the marketing and creative services teams ● Set and monitor production schedules for the projects in their portfolio ● Ensure that projects are moving along on time and on budget, bringing a sense of urgency to the work and ensuring that project participants have what they need to complete their parts of the work ● Proofread all copy for accuracy, clarity, and University style ● Assist with digital marketing execution as necessary ● Coordinate photography and video scheduling ● Assist with digital marketing and writing/editing ● Work closely with the design and production staff, as well as with staff at a higher level and other peers ● Manage projects for such key strategic partners as the Vice President of Research, Graduate School, Center for Global Engagement, the Provost’s office, and others, including back-up assistance for Admissions and others that may arise. ● Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree preferably in marketing, communications, or a related field required.
The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented and highly organized project manager with strong written and verbal communication skills who brings a sense of urgency to their work.
1-2 years of prior project management or marketing coordination experience is preferred. Project management certification or experience with project management tools, methodologies or software preferred. Proficiency in WordPress, Google Drive tools, PhotoShop, and Acrobat Pro preferred. Effective writing skills for web and other marketing channels preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by May 2, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493334
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.