Associate Director, Project Management

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Social Media · King of Prussia, PA · New York, NY · Philadelphia, PA


The Associate Director, Project Management oversees large scale, complex, and cross-agency projects within assigned department, including onboarding of new clients. Serves as partner of one or more capabilities to manage a portfolio of projects and clients. 

  • Maintains a clear understanding of the overarching strategy on all assigned projects
  • Manages project lifecycle including project plan adherence and ensuring functional requirements are met per specification
  • Provides ongoing monitoring of progress: project lifecycle analysis, resource management, detailed timing/schedules, and project issues to leadership
  • Supports cross-agency projects within CMI Media Group and Compas
  • Manages workload across multiple internal teams, agencies and clients
  • Understands all facets of internal capabilities and agency process
  • Structures and leads project status reviews; promotes look back sessions 
  • Helps build and maintain centralized process documentation for key elements of Agency Operations
  • Identifies areas for improvement within process; suggests and implements solutions 
  • Partners with department lead(s) to develop and coordinate pricing and deliverables 
  • Maintains quarterly updates of all scope deliverables/components in scoping tool for assigned department 
  • Leads scope management for assigned client(s)/capabilities to track all deliverables/output throughout the year
  • Manages project schedule and scope deliverables and ensures project progress from conception to completion while maintaining a clear and reasonable vision of “next steps” and the “big picture” 
  • Develops risk and change management plans that accurately reflect the scope of work and resources available 
  • Partners with the Client finance team to understand project financial health
  • Responsible for updating and pulling reports from resource management tool (post scope approval)
  • Accounting for rotations, mobility, promotions etc. 
  • Partner with department leads to initiate /estimate resource needs   
  • Oversight of project managers within a department 
  • Develops accurate and informed roadmaps and project plans, and sets clear expectations with the team for their role in delivering to the project
  • Delivers instructions in a clear and concise manner, providing proper materials and documentation
  • Partners effectively with internal teams and clients; is receptive to opportunities for learning and growth
  • 6-8 years of experience in project management in an agency setting 
  • Experience and knowledge of the media space and/or healthcare highly desirable 
  • Track record of successfully developing projects from start to completion, on time and within budget
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and tools like Smartsheet and MS Tools
  • Provides execution strategy thought leadership & is accepted as a trusted internal and external partner
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a positive attitude to effectively communicate with a diverse audience including internal and client teams
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask 
  • Ability to facilitate a solutions-oriented approach to managing projects 
  • Experience in identifying, managing and helping to mitigate project issues and risks 
  • Must be able to work effectively as an individual as well as within a team
  • Acumen for data gathering of requirements and documentation
  • Ability to know when to ask questions. Intellectual curiosity.  
  • Ability to deal with multiple personalities and egos
  • Core project management skills and a love for delivering to the highest quality standards
  • Accountability and flexibility with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ideal candidate must demonstrate project leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to define and implement professional standards for team participation, conflict resolution, problem solving, and communication (internal and external)
  • Thinks clearly and diplomatically when participating in a discussion to field complex or sensitive questions from internal groups
  • Experience with managing between two (2) and four (4) direct reports
  • Experience and passion for process improvement, ideation and implementation
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA DEGREE in Marketing or related field a plus)


CMI/Compas was built on inclusion and diversity. It is in our DNA and core values. Challenging the norm is where we started and it’s what drives us as a health leader, indispensable partner, and home for our employees. We are a group of hearts and minds who want to make a difference and celebrate being different, to give voice to and truly hear our people and our partners. We believe in more than “all”. We believe in “all for good.”

CMI Media LLC and Compas, Inc., are an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

We will not accept resumes or candidate submittals from employment agencies or outside recruiters.

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