Position: Associate Director, Sr. Project Manager

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Website: Drexel University

Job Overview:

The Associate Director/Senior Project Manager,is a Senior member of the EMSS Communications & Marketing Team. He/She is responsible for the management of all project time lines, material traffic, office structure and process, communication plans, and the management of approval process and shipping throughout the Enrollment Management & Student Success which includes Admissions, Drexel Central, University Registrar, University Bursar, Office of Financial Aid, Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Life, Enrollment Analytics, Academic Information Systems, and Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness. In addition, the Associate Director/Senior Project Manager will be the lead contact for all vendor management. This includes overseeing major production schedules regarding commercial/broadcast production, print management, on-line development, and more. Furthermore, the Associate Director/Senior Project Manager will lead major University marketing initiatives, direct strategic planning sessions, and collaborate in the creative process. This role will serve as a key liaison of the EMSS Communications & Marketing office University-wide.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Interact on a daily-basis with EMSS divisional team leaders as well as, academic, and various clients within the institution to provide strategic recommendations, and support the timely delivery of product. Day-to-day includes supervising the management of workflow from Project Managers on client relations, approvals, organizing content changes, traffic flow, and act as overall knowledge base for project assignments.
  • Work with Exec. Director of EMSS Communications & Marketing and the Creative Director to develop strategic marketing recommendations and manage executions for EMSS and offices University-wide.
  • Supervise internal Project Managers to develop project time lines and drive oversight of key projects to meet project milestones.
  • Manage complex commercial, video and photography shoots.
  • Collaborate with creative staff to manage production vendors (print/web/etc ).
  • Recommend and implement new systems that allow tracking projects from beginning to end to ensure on-time delivery of materials.
  • Provide best practice process and production guidelines/support for clients via online and print efforts in order to set and maintain expectations.
  • Support team in developing marketing research methodologies and reporting on trends to the team and clients.
  • Supervise and manage the student work study and co-op program for EMSS Communications & Marketing.
  • Maintain office workflow and management to ensure team works at an efficient and effective pace.


Drexel University is located in the University City section of Philadelphia, a vibrant, historic metropolis with many cultural attractions. The University is widely recognized for its focus on co-operative education and technology. Drexel University is a private top-tier research institution ranked in the top 100 among all PhD granting universities according to US News & World Report (2010).

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80594 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Associate Director, Sr. Project Manager. The requisition number is 7261.