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Project Manager

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Academic Support, Administrative/Office Support, Event Planning, Provost

Reporting to the Associate Provost for Online Learning and the Executive Director at the Institute for Entertainment, Sports, Media, and Culture (iESMC), this position provides administrative, event, and project management support to supervisors.


  • Develop plans for ongoing management of online programs throughout Pepperdine, including new program implementation, planned on-campus residencies, adequate student support and vendor collaboration, along with program growth and expansion.
  • Provide administrative support, including expense reconciliation, credit card reconciliation, reimbursement requests, and coordination for meetings, events, and projects.
  • Assist with coordinating and managing the overall portfolio of iESMC events and projects; collaborate with appropriate internal and external individuals to coordinate the logistics of iESMC events and promote events to the relevant communities, including students, faculty, alumni, industry executives, employers, and the public; occasional attendance at evening and Saturday events plus periodic local travel are required.
  • Direct the Online Operations Working Group in sharing best practices, cultivating solutions to business challenges, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that efficient business operations and processes are documented.
  • Assist with preparing and managing event and project budgets and facilitate payments to student workers and external vendors.
  • Maintain and oversee records related to the state authorization process for online programs, including collaboration with online program management vendors, government employees, and internal stakeholders on the state authorization process.
  • Maintain the iESMC website and social media content, including a list of upcoming and recent entertainment and media related courses and events that are occurring across the University and within the LA area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Undergraduate degree; three years of administrative and project experience; strong communication skills (writing, proof reading, social media, interpersonal, organizational); experience in communicating effectively across a range of internal and external constituents; ability to work independently without daily in-person supervision; budgeting, oversight and initiation of payments, and financial reporting; project management and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple projects with multiple individuals; coordinating event logistics and hosting; comfortability with public speaking; proficiency in use of personal productivity tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive.

Preferred: Master's degree and/or relevant professional certification preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP) certification; more than 5 years of experience in higher education with demonstrated accomplishments in administrative support and project management areas; prior experience with PeopleSoft; familiarity and interest in online programming advantageous; website management experience.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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