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Project Manager

Posted: 03/03/2024

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Job no: 502990
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 a project manager.

The Project Manager will play a pivotal role in planning, executing, and finalizing projects within the Communications and Marketing department. This role requires exceptional organizational skills, strong leadership, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver projects on time and within scope.

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 comprehensive project plans, defining project objectives, timelines, resources, and budgets in alignment with communications and marketing strategies.
  • Lead project execution, overseeing tasks, schedules, and milestones, ensuring adherence to timelines and quality standards.
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with stakeholders, providing regular updates on project progress, potential risks, and solutions.
  • Collaborate with marketing, storytelling, academic marketing, enrollment marketing, and operations teams to ensure cohesive project integration and successful delivery.
  • Identify project risks and develop mitigation strategies to address potential challenges proactively.
  • Manage project budgets and resources effectively, optimizing utilization while controlling costs.
  • Ensure all deliverables meet quality standards and align with marketing and communications objectives.
  • Maintain accurate project documentation, including project plans, status reports, and post-project evaluation reports for continuous improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or
  • relevant field
  • 1-3 years of experience in project management
  • The project manager must obtain their Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification within 1 year of employment. Miami will provide funding for the coursework and exam.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Additional certifications in project management are preferred.
  • Project management experience within a communications or marketing environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in project management tools (e.g., Wrike, Asana, Monday, etc.) and methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.).
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit 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. Formore 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).

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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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