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Creative Project Manager

Are you highly intuitive and looking to harness your outstanding project management skills with your creative flare and eye for design? Better yet, do that in a place that’s passionate about making a differencein the lives of college students and colleges and employers around the country? When your passions meet, that’s where the magic happens.

We here at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) are thrilled to have a passionate team looking to build on that with a remote Creative Project Manager role you may want to learn more about!

What you’ll do

Leading and owning the creative and production process from start to finish as a member of the marketing and creative teams. You’ll serve as the central coordinator between our project owners, marketing, creative designers, and cross-functional internal teams. Overall you’ll develop and orchestrate project plans, communicate flawlessly with stakeholders inside and outside of the creative function and fully immerse yourself in our business and owning your piece of the creative and execution process. Day to day you’ll:

  • Be a hands-on leader who can be direct and kind while managing teams/milestones, including the production process, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation.
  • Collaborate with internal/external creative teams and partners to develop fresh, creative, and diverse concepts and strategies for various projects, including quarterly magazines, research reports and dashboards, whitepapers, brochures, in person and virtual events, annual conference, email and banners, website homepage and landing pages, and more.
  • Be naturally curious, detail- and goal-oriented, serving as the primary contact for designers (freelance designers and design agencies), including job scheduling, leading project kickoffs and discovery meetings, coordinating internal feedback/approval, completing legal paperwork, approving timesheets, and paying invoices
  • Drive contract negotiations and payment, asset approval, final delivery and fulfillment of finished products.

What you need to thrive in this role

  • This role is fully remote though preference will be given to those in the Eastern or Central time zones.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 + years of creative project management or production experience, preferably at an association or similar organization, with experience in all design formats (print, digital publications, website, email, digital platforms, social media, etc.)
  • Excellent project management, creative design, marketing operations, execution, and technical fulfillment skills.
  • Strong relationship-building, listening, interpretation, negotiating, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and the ability to successfully communicate with people inside and outside of the creative function.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Zoom, Aptify (AMS), and Smartsheet (project management platform).
  • Solid understanding of relevant design software (Creative Cloud, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Canva, etc.)

About us

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) empowers and connects the community of professionals who support, develop, and employ the college-educated workforce. We are a professional association that represents organizations and individuals that work in career services on college campuses and recruiters that hire new college graduates. Together, we are bridging college to work and driving towards a career-ready workforce with equitable employment outcomes for all. Our team is highly collaborative, responsive, and cohesive. We have worked hard on our culture to ensure that everyone’s work is meaningful and appreciated.

What we offer you

NACE employees receive a competitive salary and enjoy a work environment that values collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Additionally, employees receive an extremely robust benefits package, including:  

  • Competitive salary in the range of $60,000 - $70,000/year
  • Generous paid time off and vacation time
  • Paid holidays –these include MLK Jr. Day, Juneteenth, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • 401(k) plan 
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision plan (no premium for employee-only coverage and extremely reasonable rates for family coverage)  
  • Company provided short-term and long-term disability  
  • Company provided life insurance equal to two times annual salary

I’m interested, how do I get started?


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As the voice of professionals focused on the development and employment of the college-educated, it is critical for NACE to be explicit in the expression of our collective drive toward these ideals. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to that by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place and we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.



Event Specialist

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional membership association supporting the needs of over 17,000 members in career services, university relations and recruiting, and related business solution providers. Our vision is a diverse and inclusive community of professionals collaborating to achieve equitable employment outcomes for all. We value community, belonging, integrity, innovation, and impact. We are searching for an experienced team member with diversity of thoughts, experiences, and creative expressions, to help us achieve our strategic goals.

At NACE, our members are directly responsible for the career development of college students on their campuses and the hiring of the next generation of the workforce. Based on the needs and interests of our members, the Education and Events Department team delivers timely and effective professional development experiences to help them fulfill their roles.

As a crucial member of the team, the Event Specialist is responsible for project managing the execution of digital conferences and programs. The Event Specialist will primarily oversee NACE’s virtual annual conference and expo as well as other signature virtual programs such as Summits/Symposiums/etc. that require logistical expertise. Generally, these high-profile events and programs will require management of a registration process, sponsorship fulfillment, digital event logistics and/or use of digital event technology, and potentially exhibitor’s opportunities. The Event Specialist will work across the NACE organization, with vendors and members to ensure our digital meetings and events meet their intended revenue and content goals.

The selected candidate may work remotely from most anywhere in the U.S. with a preference in Eastern or Central time zones.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage project plans, schedule of events, planning processes, and logistics for digital meetings and events.
  • Collaborate with members of the Education & Events team along with other key departments to finalize the programming and content for digital meetings and events.
  • Manage the process and implementation of mobile App for in-person and digital meetings and events.
  • In collaboration with the Education and Events coordinator, create and manage the registration process and system timeline for digital events, including the communication process across departments.
  • Provide support for webinar production that may include scheduling, technical run throughs, and managing the webinar technology.
  • Coordinate and facilitate planning meetings with internal teams and external committees/groups.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing Department to develop the following for digital events: Sponsor Prospectus, sponsor, exhibitor and attendee newsletters, advertisements, and other communications.
  • Collaborate with business development to plan for and identify branding and advertising opportunities, oversee fulfillment agreements, and sponsor and advertiser requirements for digital events.
  • Work closely with accounting and technology departments to ensure highly effective and efficient processes and systems are in place and troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Manage the distribution of digital event pre- and post- materials.
  • In collaboration with the technology department, oversee and manage the selection and implementation of digital technology platforms.
  • Oversee digital conference and program evaluations and data to identify opportunities for improving attendee’s experience and prepare post-event reporting to be presented during debrief meetings.
  • Manage and coordinate other related activities, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications to Perform the Responsibilities:

Education: Bachelor's degree in communication, education, business, non-profit management, or equivalent with a minimum of three years of experience managing complex projects.

Credentials (preferred): Three or more years of experience planning events for a professional association or non-profit is preferred, with Digital Events Strategist (DES), Certified Exhibits Manager (CEM), Certified Association Executive (CAE) and/or Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credential(s) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent written, verbal, organizational, project management, customer service, and public speaking skills are required. A high level of initiative and creativity is essential. The ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with NACE members and staff and present a positive image of NACE through these communications is essential. Advanced PC proficiency, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet search engines, social networking sites and survey-writing packages and ability and willingness to learn new software and programs as required. Advanced knowledge of Zoom Events and Webinars, Learning Management Systems, and Aptify database or other customer relationship management (CRM) is preferred. Flexibility, adaptability, ability to work on a wide variety of tasks independently and in a team structure is necessary. Possess the ability to meet deadlines, manage projects, set priorities, work independently, monitor and control expenditures, and demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail. Be able to work additional hours and travel as needed.

Physical Effort/Working Conditions: This position is remote and requires constant work on a computer. Occasionally, the Event Specialist must lift and move about 30 pounds, sometimes repeatedly. However, most lifting is less than 10 pounds. Must have strong interpersonal skills, be able to perform in a team environment, collaborate with others, handle multiple projects, be flexible with change, and meet deadlines.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Supervisory: None
Work Environment: 100% remote
Work Hours: Full-time
Travel: 10%

What we offer you

NACE employees receive a competitive salary and enjoy a work environment that values collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Additionally, employees receive an extremely robust benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salary in the range of $58,000 - $62,000/year
  • Generous paid time off and vacation time 
  • Paid holidays –these include MLK Jr. Day, Juneteenth, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • 401(k) plan  
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision plan (no premium for employee-only coverage and extremely reasonable rates for family coverage)   
  • Company provided short-term and long-term disability   
  • Company provided life insurance equal to two times annual salary

I’m interested, how do I get started?


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