The Associate Director for Communication for the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs has primary responsibility for planning and implementing strategic communication to advance the visibility and mission of two units within the OVPIA organization: Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and Office of Global Learning.
Acting in collaboration with the Director of Communication for OVPIA, and in consultation with the academic director of the Einaudi Center and the executive director of Global Learning, the Associate Director controls the overall direction, quality control, budgeting, timelines and execution for priority communication in the two units.
The Associate Director works collaboratively with the Director of Communication to champion integrated communication that aligns with the visual and messaging identity and strategic plans of the units and complies with all aspects of the Cornell brand.
The Associate Director will consult regularly with the director of the Einaudi Center and the executive director of Global Learning to discuss their strategic objectives and targeted audiences, and to develop identity statements and key messaging for each unit.
The Associate Director will then propose a specific communication workplan for each unit, outlining the priority tactical projects, across all media, that will be implemented in order to reach the stated objectives:
Review each workplan with the Director of Communication before review with the appropriate unit director; inform leadership teams in each unit about the work plan.
Execute the plans, working with the Director of Communication to hire/assign additional communication resources as needed, and collaborating with leadership and staff in the units as needed to develop and review content.
Analyze measurement data and evaluate results of the communication program, working with the Director of Communication and appropriate directors to develop adjusted and new plans as needs evolve.
The Associate Director also will provide communication support for other OVPIA projects, as assigned by the Director of Communication. For these projects, the Associate Director may work with the vice provost, associate vice provost, or directors or staff of other units within the OVPIA organization.
The Associate Director will have functional responsibility for various IT staff members in the OVPIA organization.
Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in communication, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field
Experience developing and implementing strategic communication plans
Experience in crafting identity language and key messaging
Experience in conceptualizing and developing communications targeted to specific audiences
Strong understanding of and experience with foundational concepts of website organization, information architecture and navigation as these impact design and development options for new and existing projects.
Strong skills in communication concept development, interviewing, writing and editing— across all media, including digital, multimedia, print and live/presentation channels and platforms
Strong visual sense
Skills in strategic thinking, systems thinking, creative thinking
Proven record of collaboration and consensus building with people at all levels of an organization
Expertise in project and team management: Ability to manage multiple communication projects and project teams (staff and external vendors) in a fast-paced environment: define requirements and scope of deliverables, negotiate resources, agree on deadlines, manage design and production, traffic reviews by leadership/clients as needed, and follow through to completion, on schedule with consistency, accuracy and dependability
Experience in analysis of measurement data to evaluate success of existing communications
Working familiarity with Drupal content management system, Google Analytics, Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, Excel, videoconferencing tools; readiness to research and implement new technologies as necessary
Master's degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in communication, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field
Experience in higher education
Working knowledge of web design and development
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