The job of Strategic Communications Coordinator is to contribute to day-to-day operations of the Strategic Communications team in the Division of University Relations by collaborating with the Associate Vice President for Communications and Managers of Strategic Priority Communications (SPC) and Academic Communications (MAC) to align academic communications priorities and vehicles that connect mission, goals, strategic priorities, and accomplishments of administrative, college, and unit partners to internal and external audiences.
The role supports communications plans for university priorities, content creation for websites, newsletters, and essential platforms, and assists with the development of talking points and other strategic messaging for university leadership, including the management of a shared resource to organize and maintain university responses to issues. Other responsibilities include rapid responses in urgent scenarios and messaging support for social media and longer-form digital platforms.
Attends regular meetings with University Relations staff and university stakeholders as a representative of the Strategic Communications team. May serve as collaborator on long-term, high-visibility projects in support of division or university priorities. Works with AVP, SPC, and MAC to leverage the resources within University Communications and its network of communications professionals to promote Cornell's initiatives, events and news through existing and emerging communications channels. Partner with AVP, SPC, and MAC to develop and manage project scope for both short- and long-term projects.
In collaboration with communications professionals in UR and across the university, supports the development and dissemination of high-level messaging in support of Cornell University, including briefings, talking points, FAQs, and statements. Creates content for University Communication-owned digital media platforms (web, social media). Partners with the Chief New Media Officer to assist in the execution of social media messaging that projects the university's strategic vision and mission. Attends regular meetings with division staff, project teams, and clients, as required. Provides weekly updates on projects and priorities. Collects, analyzes and reports on performance metrics as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree with 3 to 5 years' experience in journalism/PR/corporate communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent written and verbal skills; ability to work with a diverse population, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under demanding deadlines. Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing. Exemplary interpersonal skills. Effective organizational skills and strong detail orientation. Demonstrated ability to coordinate very complex projects.Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with individuals across the University as well as external constiuents. Maintain the highest level of confidentiality, exercising sound judgement, tact and discretion. Ability to excel while handling multiple tasks and competing priorities at the same time. Experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases. Demonstrated ability to coordinate very complex projects.
Previous Cornell experience.
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University Job Title:Public Affairs Officer III
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Cyndi Morris
Number of Openings:1
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