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The Director of Marketing and Communications serves as the College of Engineering (COE) executive marketing and communications officer. Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Director is responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, and executing COE's internal and external messaging and communications strategies to advance its mission. As a strategic partner in all COE functional areas, the Director is responsible for conceptualizing and executing strategic communications and marketing across a variety of owned platforms to ensure integrated consistency for COE content; and for increasing the visibility of the college's teaching, research and engagement mission and activities before internal and external audiences - including, in coordination with University Relations/Media Relations, external media. The Director will oversee the development and delivery of all electronic and print communications. The Director supervises COE communications staff and works with the Dean, University Relations, COE Associate Deans, COE departments and partner colleges (e.g., those with shared faculty appointments/programs) to proactively foster local and national attention for Cornell Engineering, to proactively promote internal awareness of available resources and the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Director will partner extremely closely with the COE Associate Deans for Alumni Affairs + Development and Administration, and the Executive Director for Admissions, the Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering and other key stakeholders to support their efforts in advancing Cornell Engineering strategies in each areato diversity and inclusion. The Director will partner extremely closely with the COE Associate Deans for Alumni Affairs + Development and Administration, and the Executive Director for Admissions, the Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering and other key stakeholders to support their efforts in advancing Cornell Engineering strategies in each area.
Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience, in communications, marketing, public relations, media relations or journalism, with demonstrated experience as a communications leader serving multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated experience as a self-directed strategic, creative, and innovative thinker and in developing and executing communications strategies to achieve results. Must possess exceptional writing, editorial, interpersonal, and qualitative and quantitative research and organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects and relate to diverse audiences. Must have demonstrated ability to collaborate and gain support from diverse viewpoints.
Master's degree, with experience in higher education, corporate or other non-profit setting with a focus on public relations, corporate communications, public affairs, marketing or related fields. Experience in the direction and development of multimedia products including video, flash animation, digital signage, blogs, etc. as well as active participation in online social networks. Demonstrated supervisory skills.
VIsa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Communication Mgr II
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