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Director of Project Management and Operations

Marketing and Communications, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Director of Project Management and Operations serves as a linchpin in fostering collaboration among cross-functional teams within the division. By actively engaging with creative, storytelling, channel engagement, and strategy teams, the Director will ensure seamless alignment and integration of efforts.


Furthermore, the Director will be tasked with the strategic management and optimization of project management tools and technologies, leveraging the latest tools and innovations to support streamlined workflows and enhance communication and collaborative efforts across the division.

Essential Functions        

Spearheads the development, evolution and implementation of project management processes, methodologies, and frameworks that support divisional objectives.
Oversees the end-to-end project lifecycle, ensuring projects are initiated, planned, executed, monitored, and closed efficiently and effectively.
Serves as a player-coach, managing the division’s most intricate and high-impact projects, balancing hands-on project management with leadership responsibilities to set a standard of excellence within the division.
Implements and manages project tracking and reporting mechanisms to provide timely updates on project progress, ensuring alignment with timelines, scope, and budget.
Selects, manages and optimizes project management tools and technologies to support streamlined workflows, enhance communication, and facilitate collaboration across the division.
Cultivates a collaborative culture that encourages interdisciplinary communication and cooperation, enhancing overall project outcomes and team synergy.
Actively engages with cross-functional teams ensuring seamless alignment and integration of efforts.
Stewards the development, planning, and execution of the division’s budget throughout the year in collaboration with senior leadership.
Ensures budgetary priorities align with divisional strategic goals, optimizing the allocation of financial resources to support key initiatives.
Exercises meticulous oversight of expenditures, providing monthly financial updates to leadership, and identifying cost-saving opportunities.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Proven leadership experience in establishing and leading project management functions within a marketing or creative environment.
Expert understanding of modern and agile project management methodologies, tools, and best practices.
Strong analytical skills to evaluate and implement effective project management tools and technologies.
Strategic thinker with the ability to align project outcomes with organizational goals.
Comfort in navigating financial conversations including budget planning and management.
Detail-oriented and organized, with a proven track record of successfully managing complex projects on time and within budget.
Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Experience selecting and instituting project management tools.

Minimum Starting Salary: $100,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $115,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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