Are you a skillful manager? Are you successful at developing and maintaining fruitful working relationships across a complex organization? Do you operate with integrity andjudgement? Do you have a thorough understanding and mastery of impactful communication practices? If so, we hope to hear from you!
Cornell University Library Communications is looking for a successful and creative communications manager to join our team. We need someone to conceive, organize, and manage projects that highlight and further the Library's deep impact on Cornell and beyond.
Reporting to the Director of Library Communications, this position is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating creative communication strategies and comprehensive campaigns/projects using a wide variety of communication channels to effectively promote the Library'sbrand and its services and expertise to its various audiences. This position plans and manages multiple fast-paced projects at a time.As the successful candidate, you will inspire, develop, mentor, and supervise Library Communications' creative staff.You will work across the organization to understand needs and concerns, uncover opportunities, and achieve brand and messaging cohesion while collaborating broadly and serving as a contact person to colleagues library-wide. You will monitor, report, and act on metrics to track and improve the effectiveness of the Library's communication efforts.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The selected candidate will typically work on the Ithaca campus 4 days per week, with the potential for entering a flexible work arrangement to allow remote work 1 day per week from within the Continental United States, Alaska or Hawaii. The university reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the hybrid work arrangement at any time.
Profileof the successful candidate
Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years relevant communications or related experience or equivalent combination.
Successful experience managing multiple complex projects including managing project budgets
Successful experience managing, developing, and coaching a creative team in a fast-paced and collegial setting.
Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and well-being.
Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences.
Ability to write quickly, clearly, and concisely in collaboration with others
Strong analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to create multi-faceted communications plans to meet stakeholder needs, maximize opportunities, and effectively manage the resulting complex projects
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful collegial relationships across a large and complex organization
Working understanding of current issues in strategic, brand, and multimedia communications
No visa sponsorship is available for this position
Additionally, we would prefer
Experience in higher education and/or cultural institutions in a complex organization
Master's degree in a field related to some aspect of communications, cultural institutions, or higher education
About the Library
With welcoming spaces, expansive collections, and innovative services across our libraries on campus, Cornell University Library is a unified community empowering academic achievement and intellectual exploration at Cornell and beyond.
About Library Communications
Library Communications tells the many stories of Cornell University Library to inform and engage communities at Cornell and beyond. We highlight the myriad ways the Library contributes to research, teaching, and scholarship as we spark delight, foster a sense of belonging, and nurture intellectual curiosity. Within Cornell University Library, we enable and support clear and effective communications to build camaraderie and a shared sense of purpose. We actively seek out opportunities to weave in the voices of the historically underrepresented or marginalized.
About our Environment
While position responsibilities vary, all people leaders are expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by being trustworthy; respecting all individuals; being flexible; supporting work/life integration as well as healthy boundaries; inviting new ideas, alternatives, and perspectives; speaking up and taking action if others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and recognizing the contributions of others.
Cornell communicators share a mission to enhance and preserve the university'sbrand and reputation as a top research institution and a leader in higher education,and to support and promote critical programs that serve the university's teaching,research, and public engagement mission.
Communication services are carried out through a matrixed organizational system inwhich University Relations houses the departments of News (Cornell Chronicle),Media Relations (pitching and servicing media requests), Brand (cornell.edu,multimedia production, brand management and governance), StrategicCommunications (communications plans, key messaging, social media management),and Cornellians (digital alumni publication).
Communicators in colleges, schools, and units regularly collaborate with, and consult,University Relations departments. University Relations serves as a partner andresource for all college/unit communicators.
Rewards and Benefits
This contract college position is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests.
University Job Title:
Communication Mgr I
Pay Rate Type:
$92,136.00 - $112,610.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual's genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.