Communications Assistant V - School of Applied and Engineering Physics
August 30, 2018
Ithaca, New York
Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
The School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) is in Cornell University's College of Engineering. The mission of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics is to create and disseminate knowledge in intellectual areas at the interface between physics and traditional engineering or scientific disciplines, using the techniques, skills and principles commonly associated with physics.
The Communications Assistant will support the Directors of Administration in both Schools by helping to design, coordinate, monitor, and effectively deliver informational, social media, and marketing content related to various ongoing academic research projects, community events, and student experiences within the unit. Working in coordination with each Director of Administration and the Director of Marketing and Communications at the College's centralized Marketing and Communications team, this position will assist in the identification of new marketing and communications opportunities within the unit, the collection of data, information, pictures, media, and other content related to potential and ongoing news stories, and the monitoring of current content on websites, social media platforms, and other communications-related outlets. The Communications Assistant will also partner with College-level branding experts, to ensure that the unit is continually leveraging opportunities and serve as a departmental liaison to promote the College's brand awareness and adherence to College-level and University-level marketing and communications guidelines and best practices.
This is a benefits-eligible part-time position (25 - 30 hours per week).
Associates degree plus 4-6 years of experience in graphic design, journalism, English, or related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Proven customer service skills and high attention to detail. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite; fluent in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, designing for both print and digital media.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and PowerPoint. Must have some experience maintaining CMS-based websites (Wordpress, CommonSpot, Drupal, or similar) and photography experience using a digital SLR.
Ability to develop excellent working relationships including communicating with faculty, students, and staff in a professional and collaborative manner.
Ability to work independently, to respond quickly and effectively to multiple assignments, and to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
Must possess excellent decision-making skills and be a creative, conceptual, and imaginative thinker
Bachelor's degree plus 4-6 years experience in related field.
Video capturing/editing skills. Strong writing skills. HTML/CSS knowledge and good understanding of social media platforms.
Knowledge, interest, or work experience in a science or technology field.
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