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Project Manager
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/18/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Summary

Michigan Creative, the largest provider of creative services to the University of Michigan, is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our team. You will manage a wide variety of projects for the Office of the Vice President for Communications and other clients across U-M's 19 Ann Arbor schools and colleges, U-M Dearborn, U-M Flint, Michigan Medicine, and multiple institutes and centers.

The Project Manager will be a member of an existing Project Management team that operates as a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Communications. You will report directly to the Managing Director.

Who We Are

Michigan Creative

Our Mission

Inspiring pride and support for U-M excellence everywhere.

Our Vision

To be U-M's trusted marketing experts providing leadership and support for our campus partners to create the most cohesive and resonant Michigan brand.

Our Core Values

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Professionalism

Responsibilities*

  • Manage discovery, proposal, and creative brief processes.
  • Work closely with the Strategy team to prepare and implement strategic marketing plans.
  • Manage detailed project plans in our project management system (Wrike).
  • Manage all jobs in our project database and diligently track actual fees and expenses against agreed-upon project budgets.
  • Manage all project expenses, ensuring all project expenses are posted correctly.
  • Lead cross-functional project team meetings to ensure understanding of project details.
  • Oversee team execution of project deliverables following the established project plan
  • Identify and raise budget, scope, or timeline concerns and offer ideas for solutions.
  • Serve as primary contact for the client throughout the project to ensure dependencies are met.
  • Share project updates with clients and the Managing Director, including schedule or scope changes.
  • Collect and share/report data measuring project performance against established goals.
  • Identify additional projects and new business opportunities from clients.
     

Required Qualifications*

  • A cover letter should be attached to the first page of your resume
  • 5+ years in a professional project management position
  • Experience managing a wide variety of marketing projects, including paid social/digital marketing, websites, and print

Desired Qualifications*

  • PMP or similar project management certification
  • In-house or agency experience
  • Marketing and advertising experience
  • Capability in managing many details across many projects
  • Higher education experience
  • Experience managing video projects
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Handle deadlines and creative chaos well
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Strong presentation skills
     

Work Schedule

Michigan Creative is currently hybrid, with staff working in the office at least two days a week.

Note: Currently, all interviews are being conducted virtually. While work arrangements are flexible with regard to work location, all new employees are expected to be within commuting distance from campus unless otherwise indicated in the job posting.

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off, including family care, and maternity and parental leaves
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after one year
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care expenses

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of the Vice President for Communications seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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