Director of Research Communications Communications Mgr. II - Band H Office of the Vice Provost for Research
The Director of Research Communications serves as a key resource for the Research Division, to promote and advance key initiatives and priorities of the Vice Provost for Research and the university
What you will do:
Direct external and internal communications strategies and programs to promote and advance Cornell University research and to support to the university's researchers and research administrators in administering their research programs.
Develop, direct, and implement the communications strategies and programs to promote Cornell University research, including Cornell's Ithaca-based and Weill Cornell Medicine campuses, to key external constituents. Proactively work with the Vice Provost for Research and other university leadership, including, Provost, Deans, and Vice President for University Relations, to inform strategies and priorities. Develop and oversee brand management of Cornell Research in the context of Cornell University branding.
Develop, direct, and implement the internal communications strategies, programs, and tools to provide effective, streamlined, and consumer-focused communications for researchers and research administrators, campus-wide. Provide an approach that consolidates research support information from major support units across campus, including Environmental Health and Safety, Sponsored Financial Services, Gannett Medical Oversight, Research Division units such as OSP, ORIA, and CARE and delivers it to meet the needs or and reduce burden on researchers and administrators.
Serve as university expert for researchers, university executives, center and program administrators, and college and central communications staff in research communications and promotion. Serve as representative and liaison with media relations and media outlets.
Implement assessments and customer feedback mechanism to regularly measure effectiveness and continually improve communications and services.
What you will need:
Bachelor's degree with 7 -10 years progressive experience, including at least five years leading a team of communications professionals, in promoting and advancing organizational mission and goals through external and internal communications.
Demonstrated success in communications, public relations, marketing, and/or journalism.
Must possess strong leadership, analytical, oral and written communication, and presentation skills and superior interpersonal skills to facilitate effective relationships both within and outside of the university.
Proven ability to achieve goals by building successful, collaborative, working relationships with individuals at all levels of an organization and by managing formal and informal decision-making networks in a highly decentralized and collaborative environment.
Exceptional writing, editing, design, and creative abilities.
Proven ability to effectively utilize current and emerging technology to advance a communication strategy to meet tactical goals and target audience needs.
Ability to accurately analyze and effectively solve problems.
Demonstrated success in building and leading teams, project planning/management, and managing personnel, timelines, budgets and technical support services.
Master's degree and experience in a research-intensive organization preferred.
For full consideration, please attach BOTH a cover letter and resume to your application.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Communication Mgr II
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