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The Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing consistent, quality publications and related PR/marketing materials for the Agriculture & 4-H programs as well as the overall Association. Responsible for the implementation of coordinated public relations, marketing, mass media efforts for the Agriculture and 4-H programs as well as the overall Association. The position will provide input to planning and strategic communications/marketing efforts. The individual will update and maintain the Association website as well as social media platforms in a timely manner. The Communications Coordinator acts as a liaison to media contacts and sends press releases. The Communications Coordinator will market programs appropriately and create marketing materials for the Agriculture and 4-H programs with guidance from both department supervisors.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must:
(1) Complete *ALL* sections of the online application
(2) Upload/attach a cover letter (Word or PDF format)
(3) Upload/attach a Resume (Word or PDF format)
(4) Upload/attach names and contact info for at least 3 professional references (Word or PDF format)
**ATTACH ALL DOCUMENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.** Read the information below and carefully review your application prior to submitting.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position, 37.5 hours/week.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Paid Vacation, Sick, & Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
Associate degree in Marketing, Communications or related field or Equivalent Education. GED/High School Diploma plus 1-year transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for an Associate's Degree.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft products, database, and internet software. Proficiency with social media platforms.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through social media, oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools.
Ability to effectively provide input into marketing campaigns.
Demonstrated marketing abilities for effective branding and communications.
Ability to work as a member of a team and maintain satisfactory working relationships with others including the public.
Ability to work independently, organize workload, handle administrative detail, work under pressure and establish priorities according to Association requirements.
Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude and appearance. Maintain a positive public image of CCE when dealing with the media, public, clients, staff, volunteers and committee members.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Assist in planning effective strategic external and internal communication efforts.
Plan mass media efforts related to all program areas.
Utilize good marketing strategies in the generation of an appropriate public image and support Association staff in attaining and promoting that image.
Provide input to the planning of the marketing budget.
Make recommendations to supervisor to market programs appropriately.
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in planning for communication and marketing efforts related to program.
Assist in planning events such as Farm Fest, Herb & Flower Festival, and Conservation Educational Day.
Administrative Management - 30%
May provide moderately complex administrative management of established educational program goals as it relates to communication and/or marketing.
Provide substantial moderately complex administrative tasks to guide the implementation of communications strategies, both program specific and association-wide ensuring all media and PR products comply with Cornell University Style/Brand Requirements, Association imaging/branding strategies and Federal compliance (EEO statements, etc.).
Provide guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work.
Ensure that Association website and social media outlets contain current and timely news and information.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the marketing and communications area utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 60%
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in implementing communication and marketing plans including, Annual Reports, Newsletters, Legislative Updates, Social Media communications (Facebook, Twitter, and Website), press releases, public relations and event marketing and fund-raising marketing/communications.
Utilize local media formats to market/promote and enhance program area activities.
Create and distribute press releases for Agriculture and 4H Programs and distribute Association press releases.
Support educator staff with preparation Agriculture and 4H Programs brochures and fliers with supervisor guidance.
Work closely with the Executive Director and program staff to create and distribute CCE's annual report and other key marketing and reporting documents.
Represent the Agriculture program, 4-H program and the Association at community events and meetings.
Obtain quotes for advertising services from various media outlets and procure quotes for marketing material.
Under guidance of supervisor, serve as liaison with community organizations for marketing and communications.
Coordinate mass mailings and email distributions such as Farm Flash, Beginning Farmers newsletters, and Big Frog Radio.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committee, Board and others.
Maintain the Association website as well as all social media platforms.
In coordination with staff, respond to general requests for information about the Agriculture and 4-H programs activities and grants in the community.
Research, implement, and evaluate new forms of outreach and assistance to connect to the community.
May provide support to the Agriculture and 4-H program managers with communications related to grant and funding applications.
Attend and participate in CCE monthly Systems Communicators meetings.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oneida County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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