Connecticut Art Directors Club

Project Coordinator

Posted on 6/13/2016

BRIGADE of Hadley MA, New England’s brand-building design firm, is seeking a talented, collaborative Project Coordinator to add to our award-winning team. Our client-facing project team is in the unique position of maintaining the lines of communication between clients and the creative team. BRIGADE’s project team plays a key role in developing and preserving strong client relationships by ensuring creative work is delivered on-time, on-budget, and on-quality. PM’s are also responsible for maintaining solid working relationships with all producers of the work (internal or freelance) and are expected to utilize their in-depth knowledge of BRIGADE’s capabilities and resources to see projects through from inception to completion. The project coordinator should be a thoroughly-organized team member whose skills enable the project and creative teams to focus on producing high-quality work by strengthening and formalizing the project management discipline at BRIGADE.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and project planning support to Project Managers
  • Maintain a limited roster of client accounts
  • Develop a clear understanding of client’s goals and/or business objectives for each project.
  • Develop a clear understanding of Project Manager’s support needs
  • Work with Project Managers, Executive Creative Director, Creative Services Director, and Account Lead to understand specific requirements of client projects.
  • Effectively utilize Agency systems and communications tools to work through projects.
  • Develop project timelines, assign roles, track deliverables, and identify red flags.
  • Clearly communicate project deliverables to the team and assign roles in consultation with Executive Creative Director, Project Managers, and Senior Creative Staff.
  • Assist in the development and/or refinement of project management processes that suit the evolving needs of BRIGADE’s business.
  • Share knowledge and best practices with Project Management Team

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication abilities: both written and verbal.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented and motivated by accuracy
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities to achieve a superior end product.
  • Adept conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain flexibility in the face of changing project, client, and internal demands.
  • Sense of humor and willingness to grow, change and adapt with the role and business needs.

Our ideal candidate will have up to 1 year of project management experience, preferably in an agency setting. Candidates without this experience are still encouraged to apply and demonstrate how their unique background and skills suit the needs of the position in their cover letter. Entry-level applicants with agency internship experience would also be suitable for the coordinator position. Cultural fit is critical: we’re seeking applicants with a positive attitude, high degree of common sense, good sense of humor and desire to contribute to a powerhouse team working with great brands! BRIGADE provides a competitive salary and full benefits package for the area, with opportunities for professional growth and development.

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Contact kirsten@wearebrigade.com for application instructions.