The College of Human Ecology has an immediate opening for a communications specialist who will provide strategic communications direction and support to Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) and to the College. Reporting to the Executive Director of CIPA and to the Assistant Dean for Communications in the College of Human Ecology, the primary focus will be on admissions and general brand marketing for CIPA. Future areas of focus will include College-level marketing and communications supporting the strategic goals of the College.
CIPA is a two-year program of study leading to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. With an interdisciplinary curriculum, our students have access to faculty members across Cornell University, which is among the largest and most diverse of the Ivy League universities. Our graduates pursue successful careers across a wide range of spaces, including education, healthcare, criminal justice, sustainability, and economic policy.
What you will do:
The communications specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing the CIPA admissions and brand communications strategy utilizing a variety of recruitment marketing and communications, including electronic/digital, print, news, and paid media. Work scope encompasses promoting programs, engaged learning, departmental activities, graduate student recruitment and support for events on and off campus. This work will reinforce the College and University missions and will increase brand awareness and engagement. The communications specialist is responsible for establishing and fostering lines of communication with various stakeholder groups, including faculty, communications professionals within and outside of Cornell, community practitioners, policy makers, alumni, and other priority audiences.
What we need:
Bachelor's degree; minimum 3 years communications experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven ability to develop content for digital and print media for increased visibility, awareness and engagement, including strategic website content management.
Strong communication, presentation, organizational, and leadership skills.
Ability to develop and nurture relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks independently and simultaneously with excellent attention to detail.
Excellent judgment, discretion, flexibility, and ability to work under pressure in a variety of cultural contexts.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Experience with design, social media, and e-mail marketing software
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
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Communication Spec III
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