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Project Manager – Enrollment Communications

Hiring Department

Executive Comm & Marketing

Job Description

Our student communications team is looking for an energetic pacesetter who can keep us focused and organized.

You will provide guidance for all eight team members through the daily work of our current projects, plan for future projects, and recommend efficiencies all around. You will assign tasks, ask clarifying questions, and understand priorities. Our workflow will be in your hands, and you’ll keep the team on track and ensure we get projects done thoroughly, efficiently, and on time using our project management system.

Our team aims to produce the best and most efficient marketing and communications campaigns to support Enrollment Management, including university-wide recruitment, recruitment travel, prospective student campus visits, and transactional communications to current students. We specialize in the design and production of targeted print materials (publications, postcards, letters, event invitations, posters, envelopes). Our work also includes mailings, emails, digital content and text messages. Our team is highly efficient, collaborative, kind, and energetic. We are a team where all ideas warrant discussion, no viewpoint is discouraged, and everyone gets a seat at the table.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages marketing and communications projects for enrollment communications to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Assigns projects and tasks and provides guidance to all team members through daily work.
  • Clarifies work details, ensures each team member has sufficient workload, and articulates priorities.
  • Plans for and anticipates future (recurring) projects and incorporates them into the overall body of work.
  • Processes client requests and communicates with clients to understand priorities, objectives and timelines for their projects and requests.
  • Administers our project management software according to determined workflow. This includes designing templates and projects, building projects and campaigns, and assigning tasks.
  • Manages production of print materials.
  • Manages a OneCard (purchasing card) for the team’s needs and departmental purchases.
Skills and Traits:
  • Effortlessly translates marketing campaign strategies into projects and tasks and simplifies processes while tying multiple pieces together.
  • Determines when to adjust and when to hold firm regarding timelines, assignments, projects, campaigns, etc. due to workload.
  • Coaches team members through daily work, changes, and adjustments.
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, articulating clearly via email, Teams chat, and inside the project management system.
  • Communicates professionally to a variety of roles, from task completers to divisional leadership.

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft O365, including SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams.
  • Expert knowledge of a project management system, Wrike or Clickup desired.
  • Proven track record of organizing and guiding a team’s work.
  • Experience with strategic communications and/or marketing campaign development
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $50,400-$52,000

Grade: GGS-9E

University Title: Strategic Communications Consultant

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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