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Collective Alternative (CA), a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a Project Manager to serve as part of a dynamic, creative and collaborative team. Established in 2008, we specialize in creating comprehensive grassroots marketing strategies for small-to-medium-sized local businesses with a commitment to creating meaningful relationships and delivering valuable results. We serve a client base that spans a wide range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, finance, education and more. Our office is located just minutes away from downtown Fishers, Indiana and is surrounded by delicious restaurants and thriving local businesses. At CA, we think creatively, work passionately and are ready to welcome a talented, driven and forward-thinking individual to our team!


Job Overview:

The Project Manager (PM) is the central hub to coordinate and manage all team members and their production. The PM must manage project timelines, team members’ time, and client expectations as well as upper-level management’s expectations. The PM is responsible for managing project flow — if there is an issue or a “bottleneck”, it is his/her responsibility to communicate that and get it resolved. The PM is in charge of deadlines and reporting, both internal and external.

The overall expectation is to communicate the vision of upper-level management to the implementation team, what the client and upper-level management would like to see, and have the PM take it from there, coming back to management for additional information or to answer any questions. This may happen face-to-face, over the phone, or via email/Teams.

The project manager must have a combination of skills, including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions, and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills.


Project managers use project management software, such as Teamwork, to organize their tasks and workforce.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Defining Scope
  • Activity Planning and Sequencing
  • Resource Planning
  • Developing Schedules
  • Time Estimating
  • Cost Estimating
  • Developing a Budget
  • Documentation
  • Creating Charts and Schedules
  • Risk Analysis
  • Managing Risks and Issues
  • Monitoring and Reporting Progress
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic Influencing
  • Business Partnering
  • Working with Vendors
  • Scalability, Interoperability and Portability Analysis
  • Controlling Quality
  • Benefits Realization



  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, communications, business, or related field strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years professional experience
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence clients and colleagues.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once and react quickly to changing demands and environments.
  • Excellent customer service skills and good business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, forward-thinking work environment.
  • Must be reliable, deadline-driven, and willing to simultaneously consider the needs of the client and the agency’s bottom line.
  • Must have ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, and work under pressure/own initiative.
  • Personal alignment with CA core values: Transparency, Integrity, Initiative, Accountability, Teamwork and Relationships
  • Harbor a deep affinity for dogs (or at least a willingness to tolerate them)


We have an endless supply of coffee, offer paid vacation days, benefits, a 401K plan, and a business-casual dress code. 

If none of the positions sounds like the best fit for you, select other under the “Position I Am Interested In” and tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in Collective Alternative.

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This company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, ancestry, disability or age as defined by law, or any other prohibited basis, as defined by Federal and State laws, except when age and physical requirement constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient operations or as provided by law. No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.