Associate Project Manager

The Program partners with the world’s most competitive and innovative brands to develop highly strategic, creative, and technical solutions. We are dedicated to creating meaningful connections between lifestyle brands and people in a collaborative and communicative environment. We are fueled by the desire to grow and perfect our craft by learning from one another.

Our associate project managers possess a budding ability to navigate strategy, creative, technology, content, and client-brand partnerships. They desire to own the entirety of the project process, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed and untouched. As a company cornerstone, they are in training to be solely dedicated to the success of every project and our clients’ business. 

Our most important assets are people and the relationships we build. As a project manager, you will manage these relationships, delivering quality work under tough constraints with a positive outlook. Project managers are responsible for spearheading complex projects for a wide variety of clients, categories, and mediums. You will help produce deliverable requirements and documentation, oversee timelines, budgets, and resources while motivating teams and managing partnerships with confidence. 

*Note: although this is not a content production / video production focused position, you will work across the content landscape in partnership, from time to time, with a content producer.

Responsibilities

  • Steer client and project deliverables, strategic requirements and explain complex ideas clearly, and confidently.

  • General understanding of each team member's strengths and ability to resource them accordingly.

  • Gain an intimate understanding of each project, collaborating in a cross-functional creative process, partnering with strategy, creative, and production teams to hit defined benchmarks.

  • A growing ability to motivate people in a smooth, organized manner, promoting urgency without panic, confident direction over indecision.

  • Organize process and workflow across project workstreams.

  • Manage project administration such as production status, schedules, resource requests, budget management, and reporting, working across departments and teams.

  • Communicate risks, opportunities, and solutions to team and partners

  • Contribute to creative and strategy pitches, briefs, and reviews. Work closely with strategy, creative, and technology teams in the development of new business, including pitching, scoping, and estimating new projects.

  • Support client and project deliverables, strategic requirements. Manage expectations against reality.

  • Effective presentation and communication skills.

  • Manage creative, technical, and production team members, in addition to outside vendors, to ensure all work achieves an outcome that exceeds client expectations.

  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs of gear from time to time to lend a hand. 

  • For Portland-based candidates: Reliable vehicle and driver's license, willing to drive to be on set, meet with client partners, etc.

Experience

  • 1.5+ years experience as a project manager or producer at an advertising agency or in-house at a brand.

  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment handling several ongoing projects. 

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities in a rapidly changing environment.

  • High proficiency in the Google Suite (Drive, Docs, etc.), Keynote, and spreadsheets, Asana, ClickUp, and other project management tools.

Details

  • Ideal candidates are located in Portland, Oregon, and are happy to join us in the studio a few days per week as needed. We're also open to fully remote with a strong preference, but not limited, to Washington and Texas-based candidates.

  • The salary band for this role is $37,500-$45,000.

  • We provide a competitive benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation/personal time, 401k matching (and 401k loans!), health, dental, vision, mental health assistance, EAP, long-term disability, life insurance, travel assistance, paid paternity and maternity leave, and more.

  • Relocation package available if applicable.

To Apply

Say hello to us at: careers@theprogrampdx.com. Please send us some information about you, your work, and your thoughts on what you could bring to the team, along with the basics (LinkedIn, resume, work samples, social, etc.) that demonstrate some of your abilities.  

*No recruiters, please.