Senior Interactive Project Manager

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Our educational-services client is seeking a senior-level Interactive Project Manager and an enthusiastic problem solver who thrives on being engaged at all levels of a project for a long term freelance assignment.

This project manager will be the key point of contact for their clients and the internal project teams. The ideal candidate is an empathetic listener and creative thinker who is passionate about the Web, and who can easily work with team members from various disciplines.

Responsibilities Include:
- Responsible for working with discipline leads and project teams to develop and execute project plans
- Monitors day-to-day activities of the project team and ensure work is progressing as planned
- Manages schedules, budgets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project deliverables dates are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon
- Works across several projects or with one or more project managers across engagements
- Actively monitors project risks and scope to foresee and identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address them
- Identify needs that clients may not recognize and ensure approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs
- Manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback
- Communicates and documents project status and strategic recommendations to clients, team members and senior management on a regular basis; escalate issues accordingly
- Proactively identifies opportunities and deliver improvements
- Evangelizes user experience, helping business leaders and executives understand the value of user-centered design and help to develop and refine our user experience design discipline PRINCIPAL

Required Experience Includes:
- Bachelors degree
- 5-7 years of experience in interactive project management with at least 2 years at an interactive agency
- Superior verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
- Deep understanding and awareness of user-centered design methodologies and product development
- Working knowledge of the content development process and life-cycle, including understanding the basics of content management systems
- Working understanding of the Web production process, especially in ongoing maintenance and improvements of deployed interactive properties
- Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical
- Experience with the development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of associated web development technologies and third party applications and platforms is essential
- Mobile and social media/community experience an asset
- Competencies in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, bug tracking, wiki and other related project management and common communications tools is required
- PMP and other project management certifications a plus
- Membership in professional associations a plus

Interested candidates please apply with examples of relevant experience. Thanks!