Project Manager, Print and Digital Communications

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Strategic Relations is accepting applications for an Account Manager to provide high-quality creative services resulting in excellent print and digital communications. These services (writing, editing, proofreading, design, photography, account management, purchasing, and vendor management) assist the university in achieving its strategic goals. The position is responsible for managing projects from concept through the creative process, including print production management, print buying, client proposals, RFQs, state bids, vendor management, billing and invoicing.

Key Responsibilities
Account management (75%): The account manager develops client relationships, grows existing accounts by adding strategic value, supervises account activities, and ensures on-time, on-budget and high-quality work. This person works closely with clients to understand their marketing challenge(s), and the solution(s); and collaborates with team members to define account strategies; and translate these strategies into tactical and measurable implementations. The account manager is responsible for managing projects from concept through the creative process, including digital and print production management, print buying, client proposals, RFQs, state bids, vendor management, billing and invoicing. The person in this position: Facilitates communication among clients, team members and vendors, and consults on costs and technical issues. Follows a workflow to assure consistent outcomes. Manages competing and changing priorities on projects. Keeps accurate electronic files and billing records. Handles multiple projects at various stages of completion by maintaining Basecamp projects and status reports.

CU-branded merchandise coordination (20%): The person in this position will manage and coordinate campus ordering, buying, distribution and the maintainance off CU-branded merchandise and materials (e.g., stickers, T-shirts, polo shirts, lapel pins, etc.). All materials must comply with the legal trademark rules and regulations, and must be printed through approved vendors. Where possible, work with campus departments to group orders for enhanced volume pricing.

Teamwork (5%): The print account manager balances cross-discipline teams and individual workloads while exhibiting objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; and contributes to building a positive team spirit. The account manager puts the success of the team above his/her interests, can build morale and group commitment to goals and objectives, supports everyone's efforts to succeed, and recognizes the accomplishments of other team members.

What we can offer:
Salary starting in the high $40,000's, commensurate with experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university; concentration in marketing, business, communications or a related field helpful.

At least 1 year of practical experience with cross-functional marketing in a client-facing role.

Familiarity with print, website, videography, photography marketing and campaign development.

What You'll Need

• Excellent customer service and project management

• Detail oriented

What We'd Like

• Work experience in an ad agency

• Experience with Basecamp or similar project management application

• Knowledge of offset/digital/large-format printing process and press checks

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by April 16, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Name-(Job Number).
Please do not upload references at this time. References will be requested separately for potential finalists.

Job Category: Communication

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10025 - Office of Strategic Relations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 3, 2017

Closing Date: Apr 17, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00002657