Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.
What you will do:
The Director of Communications is responsible for project oversight and management of communications at Cornell Law School, including media relations and budget oversight for the department. Duties include
Collaborating with internal clients on a variety of communications needs.
Developing and managing web-based content.
Working with faculty and the Law School's public relations agency on media opportunities.
Managing both the Communications annual budget and independent contractors hired to work on various projects and publications.
Other duties include:
Serving as the internal expert and consultant to departments in matters related to communications and public relations, developing and implementing solutions to meet client communication needs.
Fostering ongoing relationships with faculty, administrators, staff and students to keep current on key issues, and consulting with clients to evaluate program specifications.
What we need:
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in corporate or higher education communications, or equivalent.
Proven ability to develop content for digital and print media.
Exceptional communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks independently and simultaneously with superior attention to detail.
Excellent judgment, discretion, flexibility, and ability to work under pressure in a variety of cultural contexts.
Strong computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Adobe products.
We'd prefer experience in a law school or university setting.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume
Visa sponsorship is not available with this position.
University Job Title:
Mgr Publ II
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