Projects Director

Updated: about 1 month ago

Reports to: Executive Director of Communications

Purpose: The project director serves a single point of contact for the MarCom/PA office. As an account manager, the project director works with clients to ensure timely, quality execution of all projects across all functions. The project director, plans and designates project resources, prepares budgets, monitors progress, generates reports and keeps clients informed. As a representative of the MarCom/PA office, the project director is responsible for monitoring client satisfaction, delivery speed and awareness of office services across the University. The project director acts as an account manager, overseeing all aspects of project completion and serving as the single point of contact for clients. The job holder represents the office in comprehensive projects and campus initiatives. The job holder works with other unit heads to ensure milestone completion and final delivery. The job holder works to optimize operations and ensure a service-centered culture.

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives
  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Develop and execute an awareness program for office services to internal client
  • Oversee office website and promotional materials
  • Serve as a representative for the office in interdisciplinary or university-wide initiatives, as assigned
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Track project costs in order to meet budget, if applicable
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan on the office project management system (Wrike)
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about objective, adjustments, and progress
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed, flag and troubleshoot project issues as the arise or forecasted
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement

Requirements:

Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • BSc in marketing, English, journalism or related field, background in marketing

Experience:

  • Five - eight years’ experience in project management and related experience

Skills:

  • Team player and high ability to multitask
  • Proven ability to work with multiple teams and set achievable goals
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively and troubleshoot with positive attitude
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle, according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management systems/software
  • Strict adherence to company policies and style

The position is open until January 17, 2021

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted.

“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”


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