The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--both within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).
The Marketing and Communications Project Manager is responsible for leading various web, print, and electronic projects while also coordinating efforts with numerous internal and external groups with a variety of skills.
This position will be responsible for managing the relationships and deadlines for multiple external resources on each project.
The incumbent in this role while using Cornell Project Management Methodology will manage projects by planning resource allocation, hiring vendors, tracking deliverables, communicating with partners and obtaining approval. Additional duties of this role consists of developing and continuously updating project processes and plans to improve results and communication methods. The Marketing and Communications Project Manager will Communicate project scope, goals and responsibilities to staff, communicate with stakeholders to establish clear expectations and specific requirements, communicate goals and outcomes based on established priorities, as well as assessing and resolving complex issues as they arise. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop reporting and workflow monitoring procedures to enable timely communication with staff and clients. It is imperative that the person in the role have the ability to recognize inefficiencies, develop processes to improve productivity and increase staff efficiency. The Marketing and Communications Project Manager will work closely with staff to organize and implement workflow.
This role will report directly to the Creative Director but work collaboratively with a diverse team. This includes: alumni affairs, web and analytics, communication, email marketing, programmatic campaign support, social media as well as executive marketing program managers.
Primary responsibilities and essential job duties consist of:
Building and maintaining relationships with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty, staff, and students, and business area experts.
Responsible for aggregating, synthesizing, and organizing content for all projects as well as developing and managing project scope, cost estimates and overall production for MarComm projects.
Provide leadership in the following areas: identifying and analyzing business requirements? designing detailed and complex specifications? developing, executing, and maintaining technical documentation as needed, with the Director of Web Development? developing project plans? estimating project resource requirements? directing project teams? exercising stakeholder and expectation management across diverse constituencies.
Lead and manage the following areas: project integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management, procurement management.
Interpret and analyze needs and partner with resource and program managers to identify and approve human resources needed to provide resolution.
Manage the planning, implementation, communication, tracking and reporting of projects, coordinating efforts with numerous groups with a variety of skillsets (i.e. IT, marketing, video, instructional design, social, etc.).
Apply project management methodology such as project plan, project schedule, reporting, etc. as appropriate; develop and recommend new and innovative business processes to integrate functions.
Communicate project scope including the planning, implementation, tracking, and reporting to high level stakeholders.
Assess and manage issues; prioritize and drive resolution of all issues associated with a project.
Work closely with team leaders to affect the successful planning and coordination of ongoing activities between technical groups. Ensure projects are delivered on-time and within defined budget restrictions.
Provide direction and coaching to staff, when appropriate. Encourage self-reliance and initiative with partners.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum 5 to 7 years professional project management experience with creative and integrated marketing projects or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have solid understanding of project management knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and formal approaches.
Requires excellent leadership, interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication skills, these include facilitation, conflict management, budget/estimate development, change management, and negotiation.
Must demonstrate very strong consensus building and relationship management skills to navigate Cornell's decentralized, consensus-based culture.
Must have strong analytical and project management skills to ensure that deliverables meet the requirements of multiple complex integrated applications and experience in budgeting and estimating, a plus.
Significant experience with Windows and Mac platforms, web/standard desktop applications and project management tools such as Workfront and Trello preferred.
Moderate skill level in WordPress is required.
Demonstrated ability to remain focused working in fast paced, deadline driven, complex, demanding environment.
Proven track record of establishing credibility rapidly to enable them to effectively establish critical relationships with directors, managers and project team members.
Experience in an educational or other nonprofit environment preferred.
PMP Certification, or "track" highly desirable.
In-depth understanding of and experience with current business practices, trends and integrated marketing is highly desirable.
Strong working knowledge of digital asset management tools, such as WIDEN is highly preferred.
Strong working knowledge of Workfront is highly preferred.
* Visa Sponsorship is not provided for this position.
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