Marketing Project Manager

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Join some of the world’s best problem-solvers, pioneers, and out-of-the-box thinkers.

Everspring partners with leading universities to create a new standard of excellence in online education. Our dynamic and innovative team shapes the culture of our company and powers our university partners’ success. We are not a typical online education company – Everspring’s unique approach influences everything we do.

We’re looking add a new Marketing Project Manager to support our Marketing and Creative teams. Our Marketing Project Manager will play a significant role in building our project management and operational capabilities and will be leaned on as a subject matter expert.

Description:

The marketing project manager is a senior member of the marketing team. They function as the key point-person for managing project timelines, resource allocation, ensuring projects are executed on time and within scope, and lead a selection of new product and client implementation with cross-functional teams. They have a strong grasp of the marketing and advertising production lifecycle for web, email, social, print, and digital advertising deliverables and can easily speak to production needs, project goals and overall marketing strategy. The marketing project manager will manage projects from initiation to completion, providing project direction and daily prioritization tasks to a large team of copywriters, designers, developers, and brand managers.

Core responsibilities:

  •  Is adept in simultaneously managing multiple short and long-term marketing projects from inception to completion
  • Leads project meetings and team stand-up, distributing key information in advance, keeping the team focuses on rapidly shifting priorities, and outlining next steps
  • Partners with client-facing brand managers to assess client needs and deliverables and ensure project expectations are met
  • Obtains and compiles all necessary production specifications and requirements at the onset of the project
  • Develops project timelines, contingency plans, and manages timeline based on scope changes, business and client priorities and resource allocation
  • Identifies potential risks and and scope creep; proactively works to mitigate these risks and communicate and accommodate changes when needed
  • Proactively communicates project status, project milestones and obstacles to team leadership on a regular basis
  • Initiating, coordinating, and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure appropriate staff are being engaged throughout the various stages of the project
  • Assists with training team members in the department workflow process

Required qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years professional work experience in marketing project management or marketing operations
  • Able to self-manage and prioritize daily work with limited direction
  • Deadline-driven, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use creative thinking to identify and solve problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively between different disciplines (development, creative, marketing, admissions, etc.) and personality types
  • Experience power-user with a project management software such as Workfront, Jira, or Smartsheets
  • Experience leading new product or new business launches
  • Experience working collaboratively with an IT/technology team to establish and maintain systems and their requirements

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3+ years professional work experience in higher education, direct-to-consumer marketing, or advertising agency
  • Experience with Workfront, Marketo, Adobe Creative Suite, Jira, and BitBucket
  • Experience working with a large creative team (10+)
  • Experience simultaneously managing multiple projects for a large portfolio of clients
  • Experience working with SEO/SEM and digital advertising properties
  • Experience working with web development teams
  • Experience working with new business development teams or new product development teams
  • No PMP certification is required, but some level of formal training in PMI or other project management methodologies is a plus

Position is full-time and located in our offices in the Chicago Loop. 

Everspring is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location

Experts at staying connected, our offices are in the Loop, steps from the river, public transit and the best food in the West Loop and River North.

An Insider's view of Everspring

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is casual and collaborative. There is a lot of teamwork cross-functionally. You're exposed to a wide range of operations that don't only focus on your specific role, but the business as a whole. There are many opportunities to learn from your colleagues in marketing, learning design, and technology!

Aggie

Client Engagement Manager

What does your typical day look like?

What excites me about working in Admissions is that you never know what you're getting yourself into each day. I live for the challenging questions thrown at me and overcoming their obstacles or objections. At the end of the day, I'm honored to be a part of their journey...my goal is to leave them with an impression they'll never forget.

Jeffrey

Team Lead - Admissions Advisor

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been given the opportunity to go from managing a few projects on a handful of technologies to managing the product strategy for over three dozen products with multiple projects running concurrently. Everspring has given me the opportunity to gain my stride by providing me the freedom to exercise my creativity and technology domain knowledge.

Abuzar

Director of Product Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Growing up, my father always used to sit me down and talk to me about life. My biggest takeaway from those talks is that I should always surround myself with good people.
Good people are the most important asset an organization can have, and Everspring definitely has this asset. Our culture promotes creativity, collaboration and personal growth.

Michael

Admissions Advisor II

What are Everspring Perks + Benefits

Everspring Benefits Overview

We understand that our employees are our success. We are dynamic, curious, passionate and collaborative problem solvers who push the boundaries of innovation on a daily basis. Our growth is a direct result of their investment in us. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, a 401K plan, company-paid life insurance, work-life balance benefits and much more. We also know that our employees understand the spirit of Everspring better than anyone. We offer a generous referral bonus when employees help us identify the mix of talent, drive and personality that results in a successful hire.

Because our employees invest their talents and efforts in us, we strive to invest in them and their needs. We understand that time off is important, so we provide both paid company holidays and a generous PTO accrual policy, allowing our employees to take time off and recharge based on their unique, individual needs.
Wellness is an important part of our company culture, so we cover the majority of the cost for our in-building gym, allowing our employees easy access to fitness, wellness and peace of mind. We also participate in the annual Chase Corporate Challenge, allowing our employee community an opportunity to take part in collective fitness, fun and celebration.

In our downtown location on the Chicago River, our offices occupy the 22nd floor, offering our employees an expansive view of our beautiful city and a daily display of the beating heart of the Loop. And in our spacious, luxurious 30th floor coffee lounge, employees can take a midday beverage break, lead collaborative sessions at communal work tables or just get some heads down time on the regular.

Because we work hard, we play hard as well. Everspring offers a wealth of unique socialization outlets for its employees, ensuring that our dynamic, innovative culture is upheld through connection and camaraderie. Explore a few of the ways we stay connected:

- Culture committee dedicated to cross-company collaboration, education and community engagement
- Regular social events including game nights, happy hours, team and company outings, corporate races,
summer and holiday parties, and potlucks
- Endless coffee, soft drinks and sparkling water to suit anyone’s taste bud needs
- Casual and open office environment

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home one day per week after 6 months of employment.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer between 15 and 30 days of paid time off per year based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Everspring offers a variety of coffee, tea, soda and those delightful flavored seltzer waters.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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