Responsibilities : Job Description
A project director is responsible for overseeing team members in various departments who are assigned certain tasks to complete for a given project.
The job description of a project director will involve creating schedules and following up with team members to ensure that each phase of a project proceeds as planned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Project Director
Coordinates the efforts of various team members in order to ensure that required tasks can be accomplished
Develops a timeline for the completion of certain milestones for a given project
Recommends changes to a project that is ongoing if it appears it is not proceeding on schedule or is producing unsatisfactory results
Develops an alternate course of action for completing a job should the initial plan fail
Makes presentations to stakeholders concerning different phases of a project
Contracts with service providers for support on an as-needed basis
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Is able to foster a sense of team spirit within different departments
Communicates well and relays information in a timely manner
Has good budgeting skills and is able to reduce costs without making adjustments that would affect quality
Knows what is required in order for a particular project to be completed, and has realistic expectations as far as meeting deadlines go
Possesses good math skills, and can make accurate calculations quickly and easily
Has good leadership and supervisory skills
Education and Experience
Project directors should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or communications.
Those who work in highly technical fields may need a degree in that particular discipline instead. It can be helpful to have between five and eight years of experience in a given industry before becoming a project director, preferably in a supervisory position.