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Associate Director/Director of Project Management

Posted: 03/03/2024

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Job no: 502991
Department: University Communications and Marketing
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Summary:
Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price. Located in the quintessential college town of Oxford, Ohio—with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, a learning center in West Chester, and a European study center in Luxembourg—Miami serves more than 21,600 undergraduates across 120 areas of study, and more than 2,500 graduate students through 70 master’s and doctoral degree programs.

Miami University’s Communications and Marketing department has been charged with building and maintaining the university’s brand on a local, regional, and national stage. This dynamic and award-winning team is comprised of nearly 70 marketing and communications professionals and is looking to hire an associate director or director of project management

The associate director or director of project management will play a pivotal role in overseeing the strategy, planning, and execution of projects within the communications and marketing department. This role requires a highly organized and collaborative individual with exceptional leadership skills and a proven track record in managing complex projects in a fast-paced environment.

This position has been approved for remote work. Remote work is not a right, it is a work arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason, including the convenience of the University.

  Duties/Physical Demands:  
  • Develop and execute strategic project plans aligned with the communications and marketing objectives, ensuring alignment with overall university goals.
  • Lead a team of project managers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure successful project delivery on time and within budget.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with marketing, storytelling, academic marketing, enrollment marketing, and operations to streamline processes and optimize project workflows.
  • Implement best practices and project management methodologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and quality of project deliverables.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by communicating project timelines, progress, and potential risks, and providing solutions to mitigate these risks.
  • Conduct regular project intake and status meetings, identify bottlenecks, and implement corrective actions to keep projects on track.
  • Oversee resource allocation and budget management to maximize project outcomes.
  • Evaluate project performance metrics, analyze results, and present recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence within the project management team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate Director of Project Management
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management within a communications or marketing environment, with 3 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • The associate director must obtain their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification within 1 year of employment. Miami will provide funding for the coursework and exam. Upon the successful completion of your certification and a satisfactory or higher performance evaluation, the associate director will be promoted to a director.

Director of Project Management
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or relevant field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in project management within a communications or marketing environment, with 5 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • PMP certification

Desired Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)
  • Experience in higher education

  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient understanding of project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall) and tools (e.g., Wrike, Asana, Monday).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to manage relationships with stakeholders across departments, ensuring clear communication and alignment.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Strong leadership, team management, and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire teams towards common goals.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, strategic thinking, and decision-making skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include cover letter and resume with application.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible:
A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.
Advertised: 07 Mar 2024 Eastern Standard Time
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