Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
The Baker Institute was founded in 1950, and has since grown into a globally recognized center for research in animal health. The faculty, staff, and trainees of the Baker Institute strive to build on the Institute's past success, foster excellence, and address real-world problems by focusing on discovery research in cutting-edge virology, genomics, immunology, reproduction, cancer, genomics and epigenomics. Through its discovery-aimed scientific research, the Baker Institute endeavors every day to improve the lives of animals and humans alike.
The Cornell Feline Health Center (FHC) was founded in 1974 to improve the health and well-being of cats. Now the oldest organization of its kind, the Center educates owners and veterinary professionals, supports all types of research on issues related to cat health, and gathers information from cat owners, veterinarians, and lovers to identify the unmet needs in feline health. Our legacy includes the ongoing development of a feline health expertise core of world-class scientists and clinicians at Cornell University, a reliable source of verified information on feline health, an annual workshop to support veterinarians to stay abreast of the most current and relevant information in feline health, and the "Cats for Comfort" program to facilitate feline adoptions by people in assisted living facilities..
What you will be doing:
As a Communications and Marketing Manager, you will be an integral part of designing and implementing communication strategies for the Baker Institute for Animal Health and the Feline Health Center. This position will ensure the integration of each unit's brand into all forms of marketing and communications including websites and social media. You will also work closely with the Director, Associate Director, Department Administrative Manager and College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Communications and Marketing team to develop strategic plans and implementation of communications to connect the missions, goals, priorities, and accomplishments of the two unit to internal and external audiences.
As our Communications and Marketing Manager, you have several responsibilities. Demonstrating initiative, good judgement, and a high-level of professionalism, along with sharing a strong sense of effective design with proven creative abilities, conceptual skills, and attention to detail, and demonstrate superb writing skills. You will have an opportunity to work within a very dynamic work group and contribute as an integral part of a diverse team within the Baker Institute for Animal Health
You will be responsible for both unit's website content and enhancements, layout design, and general maintenance working in partnership with the CVM Information Technology team and the CVM Communications and Marketing team. You will also develop and lead both unit's social media campaigns while maintaining a timely presence. Working with CVM Communications and Marketing, you will plan and manage videography needs for both website and social media.
In addition, you will play a major role providing leadership as a key participant in the unit's annual reports process working with faculty, staff, directors, CVM Communications and Marketing, CVM Alumni Affairs and Development, and outside vendors. You will also coordinate and oversee all graphic design needs throughout the year for both units.
There is the potential opportunity to attend conferences with some travel required.
What are the required qualifications?
We are looking for a Bachelor's Degree and you will need three to five years of professional experience in communications, marketing or a scientific discipline - or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Effective communicator: you are able to effectively interact with staff, faculty, students, university partners, and external vendors, in writing and verbally. We also need strong interpersonal and organizational skills. You can demonstrate clear communications that thoughtfully projects a helpful, positive impression. You also appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
Multi-tasker: You are able to work quickly and effectively under pressure with an emphasis on maintaining discretion and sound judgement and use a methodical approach to planning and tracking tasks. Superb organizational/interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple assignments and conflicting priorities simultaneously.
Strong service orientation: We seek your ability to anticipate and diplomatically resolve issues by using your remarkable customer service skills. You are able to work effectively with various personalities and different management styles.
Affinity for technology and data: Proficient at using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, as well as other publishing software.
Proactiveandcreativeproblemsolver: You have the ability to work independently, take initiative, and accomplish tasks effectively in a dynamic team environment. You creatively approach and solve problems, using sound judgement and reasoning. Experience conducting independent research, judgment, and decision-making.
If you have all of these, great! In addition to these requirements, we would value someone with prior experience in developing and implementing strategic communication priorities, innovative products, service in higher education, ability to write compelling and accurate stories about science that engage and inform, experience in fundraising and development, and a passion for animals, but it is not required.
What's in it for you?
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with additional benefits, including access to onsite exercise classes at a variety of times, an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment, and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
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Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Communication Spec III
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