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Digital Project Manager

Apply now Job no: 507479
Position Type: Staff
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Regional Campuses

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University's Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. Partnerships set our model of graduate education and research apart. With leading companies and organizations at the table from day one, we are creating programs that are preparing the workforce to stay agile and thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence (AI). We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in Experiential AI, computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other fields. And we are helping entrepreneurs launch businesses focused on and powered by technology. We envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

The Digital Project Manger position is based at the Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and works closely across Marketing functions to manage and drive key initiatives from planning to delivery. The PM will be responsible for developing critical partnerships through the successful management of core portfolios.



• Independently manage the planning and lifecycle of projects (digital campaigns, website builds and maintenance, events) from intake to close out, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.

• Create project plans in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

• Drive project meetings, maintain project schedules and documentation, and proactively communicate expectations to project stakeholders.

• Manage resource allocation for assigned projects - monitoring planned vs. actual project hours and adjusting as needed depending on weekly priorities, own weekly project health reporting

• Quality control work to ensure all stakeholder feedback has been addressed and work is in compliance with brand standards.

• Coordinate internal and external partners on projects - including freelancers, agencies, and vendors - as needed.

• Own and develop cross-functional partnerships, with a focus on building trust.

• Proactively identify roadblocks, integrate across the portfolio, and drive solutions, in close collaboration with strategy peers.

• Take a continuous improvement mindset to all work.


• 3+ years of experience as a project manager in a dynamic environment (internal or external agency experience is required).

• Proactive self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Exceptional attention to detail and written and verbal communication skills.

• Demonstrated record of delivering integrated campaigns in a variety of marketing mediums.

• Mastery of project management software such as Smartsheet, Workfront, Microsoft Project, or Asana, and a strong understanding of the creative lifecycle.

• Experience in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies a plus.

• Digital marketing experience nice to have.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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