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Assistant Dean of Communications

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA

Work at Cornell University

Duration: Full-Time


As a critical leader in the College, the Assistant Dean of Communications will conceptualize, build, and oversee strategic communications and marketing across various platforms (digital and print) and units in partnership with the Dean of the College and the Division of University Relations. With a newly formed strategic vision that articulates the college’s focus on improving human health and well-being, and in the midst of an ambitious fund-raising campaign, the Assistant Dean will lead a strategy that celebrates and communicates the College’s work and impact across broad audiences.

In carrying out this work, the Assistant Dean of Communications will ensure alignment with university messaging and communications priorities, helping to enhance and preserve Cornell’s brand and reputation as a top-tier research institution and leader in higher education.

We seek an exceptional, creative, and innovative leader who has demonstrated experience developing and executing communications strategies and the vision to provide strategy development to advance the college’s mission. Our ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer with editorial, interpersonal, qualitative, and quantitative research and organizational skills with the ability to collaborate and gain support from diverse viewpoints within a dynamic university environment or comparable setting and possess the aptitude to integrate communications with overarching institutional priorities.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven ability to develop successful marketing and media campaigns, and a sophisticated understanding of marketing metrics is required. Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in communications, public affairs, marketing, public relations, media relations, or journalism, with demonstrated experience as a communications leader serving multiple stakeholders.

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. We invite you to follow this link to get more information on contract college benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_cc.pdf.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 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.
  • Flexible work options
  • Competitive wages.

To Apply: External (non-Cornell) candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume. https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Communication-Mgr-II_WDR-00032215-1

Internal candidates, please submit a cover letter and apply through Workday, https://www.myworkday.com/cornell/d/inst/15$158872...

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