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Manager, Marketing Project Management #605515

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
$63,000.00 - $74,500.00
Posted date
Jun 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Position Summary

Northern Arizona University is seeking a qualified individual to lead the Marketing department’s project management function, in support of brand building, enrollment, reputation building, and client services objectives and initiatives. The Manager, Marketing Project Management will lead project management actions that advance marketing effectiveness, identify areas for department growth and improvement, and supervise a team of five project managers. This new role will develop and implement marketing project management policies and guidelines—based on best practices—to ensure that the marketing department’s executions are consistent, efficient, and generate maximum impact.

Essential functions and responsibilities

Supervision/mentoring (35%)

  • Supervises and coaches a 5-member marketing project management team in planning and managing marketing projects and processes.
  • Responsible for task assignment and coordination; ensures staff are trained to be effective and compliant in their work; conducts performance reviews;¿monitors employee interactions and promotes a productive, inclusive work environment; identifies potential performance and employee relations issues; and applies institutional HR and talent policies and practices.¿¿
  • Assists team in gathering and analyzing project requirements related to budget and timeline; managing and updating project data using PM systems; analyzing and communicating project and portfolio-level status and risks; and identifying and optimizing processes and tools.
  • Applies knowledge of employee regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Provides input to employment decisions and has moderate influence over performance and¿rewards decisions.
  • Develops and supports employee development plans and performance goals.

Functional Management (35%)

  • Plays an essential role in leading the implementation of project management strategies, from day-to-day initiatives to large-scale, interdepartmental projects.
  • Collaborates with marketing colleagues, subject matter experts, and key stakeholders to provide project leadership, as well as develop project plans, timelines, risk management plans, and other key elements for marketing projects.
  • Monitors the health of project management team’s project portfolios, leads portfolio analyses, and drives efficiencies.
  • Oversees scheduling and resource tracking for the marketing project management team to ensure quality and timely services are provided.
  • Defines, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, and procedures related to functional area.
  • Produces reports and communications that interpret information for key stakeholders, summarizing results, supporting recommendations, etc.

Leadership (30%)

  • Maintains currency in leadership trends and best practices, applying to all facets of leadership, from team supervision and culture to business innovation and impact.
  • Demonstrates alignment with NAU’s values and commitment to the marketing department’s guiding principles.
  • Applies team- and solution-oriented approaches to problem-solving; proactively identifies opportunities for tighter cross-team alignment on priorities, resources, process improvements, etc.
  • Serves as point of escalation for assigned functional areas.
  • Understands and applies knowledge of appropriate handling of university marketing information and various marketing requests from all university units.
  • Performs other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field,
  • 2-4 years of relevant functional experience (combination of marketing and project management experience), AND
  • 1-2 years of management or supervisory experience, OR
  • A combination of related education, experience, and training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • 6 years of relevant experience (combination of marketing and project management experience).
  • Experience leading a project management team/function (PM team lead, manager, etc.).
  • Coursework or certification (e.g., PMI) specific to project management.

Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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