Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
The newly created office of Advancement for Student & Campus Life stems from the concept that life-long relationships require nurturing early and often. From first-year students, through their time on the Hill, and then in life after as a proud Cornellian, the office of Advancement for Student & Campus Life leads intentional communications to share the stories and passions of life at Cornell for our students, alumni, parents and friends.
Reporting to the Student & Campus Life Director of Advancement, The Associate Director, Marketing and Communications has the important role of promoting brand awareness through the creation and implementation of strategic marketing and messaging using a variety of communication vehicles designed for a wide array of audiences including; alumni, parents, students, staff and community members. The position will have the opportunity to showcase the impact Student & Campus Life has on the lives of Cornell students through the production of original content and materials as well as the development and editing of compelling collateral and digital communications with the intention of building relationships that are mutually beneficial for years' to come.
Success in this role includes:
Strategy and Implementation – we rely on this position to both design and implement marketing and communication strategies. One should be a self-directed strategic thinker skilled at critical, analytical and creative thinking while also comfortable digging in to produce original work.
Advanced Communication Abilities - exemplary written and oral communication skills, and excellent editorial, interviewing, proofreading, and research skills with attention to detail. Ability to write to diverse audiences and synthesize facts, trends, events into coherent messaging and storytelling on behalf of SCL.
Solid Project Management – work will often require leading marketing campaigns, managing multiple projects simultaneously, adapting to new priorities and spotting promotional opportunities as they arise.
Technical Proficiency – substantial knowledge and experience in the developing strategies for print, video, web and social media. Active participation in online social networks (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter). Website content-management platform (i.e. Drupal, WordPress) experience, familiarity with basic HTML a plus, and preferred experience with Adobe product suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc). Extensive experience with Microsoft Office and online content management systems, with a demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies. Project management platform (Basecamp, Asana, etc.) experience a plus.
Team Player - ability to work as part of a dynamic and flexible team in a fast-paced professional office and to interact collaboratively with diverse audiences. Ability to function effectively with senior staff and other unit directors to support targeted goals.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing; or equivalent combination of experience. Three years of hands on experience as a marketing or communications manager with multiple internal and external stakeholders or equivalent is required, five years preferred.
Related experience in a student centric or higher education environment. .
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