The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is home to almost 800 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty dedicated to the study of the art and science of the built environment, and about 60 staff members. A small and vital college in one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP has educated many of the most influential theorists and practitioners in the country. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual and material practices, and that leadership in cultural production demands both expertise in a specific discipline and wide knowledge in the liberal arts.
Cornell's Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for Cornell AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and in what was traditionally known as lower Manhattan's financial district area in New York City. The departments offer additional extensive opportunities for international study across the globe. In Ithaca, the college spans five buildings, including Milstein Hall, historic Sibley Hall, an 8,000-square-foot digital and analog shop facility and the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall, Tjaden Hall, and the landmarked Foundry building.
The Director of Communications serves as the College of Architecture, Art and Planning key communications resource and is responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, and executing the College's internal and external communications strategies to advance the mission of Cornell's AAP. As a strategic partner, the Director is responsible for conceptualizing and executing strategic communications, marketing, and leadership across a variety of media platforms and units to ensure integrated consistency for AAP content and visibility for the college's efforts to advance and promote the college's vision. The incumbent will oversee the development and delivery of all electronic and print communications. The Director supervises AAP communications staff and works with University Communications and AAP departments to leverage relationships with administration and staff to proactively foster local and national attention for Cornell AAP.
Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience, in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism with demonstrated experience as a communications leader serving multiple stakeholders. A self-directed strategic, creative, and innovative thinker with experience in developing and executing communications strategies to achieve results. Exceptional writing, editorial, interpersonal, and qualitative and quantitative research skills. Solid organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and relate to diverse audiences are essential. Must have demonstrated ability to collaborate and gain support from diverse viewpoints.
Master's degree, with experience in corporate or higher education and with focus on public relations, corporate communications, public affairs, advertising 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.
Physical Requirements: Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
There is no visa sponsorship for this position.
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Communication Mgr II
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