Communications Assistant Part Time - Human Centered Design
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00028735
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The Department of Human Centered Design (HCD) in the College of Human Ecology is the home for faculty with expertise bridging science and art, and conducting research in pertinent issues that are facing our society today. Our students take classes in fashion and apparel design, interior design, fiber science, human-machine interactions, environmental psychology, CAD/CAM, etc with the goal of becoming a designer in the field of their choice. Such multidisciplinary research work, courses, and activities makes for the perfect space for creativity and innovation.
What you will do: You will have a unique opportunity to support the development and implementation of the communications strategy for the Human Center Design Department in the College of Human Ecology. As a critical member of the administrative team, the communications assistant will work closely with college communications staff and HCD leadership to proactively support the department in furthering its academic mission.
The communications assistant specializing in writing, is responsible for creating and editing content on the HCD's website. The assistant will contribute to social media strategy, planning and posting. In all media, the assistant will ensure compliance with college and university visual identity, branding, editorial style, message guidelines, and design standards.
This is a part time (20 hours per week), one year term position.
Key responsibilities include:
Create and edit content for the HCD web site and other social media; proactively maintain web pages
Curate and market HCD research, education and outreach activities using a variety of platforms
Create and coordinate content for department weekly e-newsletter.
Manage content for digital wall monitors
Contribute to social media strategy development
Ensure compliance with college and university visual identity, branding, editorial style, message guidelines, and design standards.
What you get:
Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives.
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
What we are looking for:
We are seeking candidates with strong writing skills and experience with graphic design and new media. Creative, conceptual and imaginative thinkers who can manage multiple projects effectively will be successful in this role. Experience with Drupal 9 or other content management systems, software such as InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and ability to learn new tools and systems is required. Experience building relationships with diverse stakeholders and story generation helpful.
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Communications Assistant V
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