What is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and what is the CALS Marketing and Communications Office?
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. Since our founding, we have evolved continuously to meet the changing needs of our world. Our top-ranked programs include over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, communication, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. The excellence of our science is matched by the generosity of our spirit. We aim to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but who are also passionate about doing so to serve the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world. The Cornell CALS experience empowers us to explore the boundaries of knowledge, supported by the leading minds of today and surrounded by the leading minds of tomorrow.
The CALS Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the internal and external relations efforts for the college. From covering college news to publishing our alumni magazine, CALS Marketing and Communications promotes the groundbreaking scientific discoveries and internationally renowned expertise of our faculty and staff. Other areas of responsibility for the office include the marketing of CALS programs and initiatives, overseeing the college's social media and web presence, producing events, and performing crisis and strategic communications leadership. In addition, through effective media strategies and in partnership with the Cornell University Media Relations office, CALS Marketing and Communications places breaking news and expert commentary from CALS personnel in regional, national, and international publications.
What you will do:
Collaborate—We are in the process of totally revamping our website. You will serve in a project manager capacity to ensure all stakeholders needs are being met and all timelines reached.
Plan site structure to meet the business requirements, optimize support and ensure a positive end-user experience.
Whenever you are taking on a massive IT project, tech issues can arise, therefore you will operate as the main technical liaison with our external partners and hosting services, working closely with CALS IT
Manage and provide user support for templates available in CALS CMS and deploy for use as needed by web editors.
Who you are:
You are a person who is passionate about running projects so that they go off without a hitch. You are curious and interested in learning. You thrive working on a close-knit team, collaborating and cross-training on many projects. Additionally, you have:
A bachelor's degree along with three or more years of relevant experience
Communication skills are paramount. You will be working with all different levels of the organization and should enjoy explaining complex concepts to both technical and non-technical people.
Experience with user-centered design (UX/UI).
Fluency in project management to help establish realistic goals and project plans, as well as deliver work on schedule while adjusting to evolving priorities and tasks.
Solid logic and analytic skills. You will be able to listen carefully to users and clients, gather requirements and lead a project from launch to implementation.
The ability to be open to constructive feedback. Our group bounces ideas back and forth all day everyday as we try to provide our customers with the highest quality of work possible.
Some development knowledge/experience with XHTML, CSS, XML, version control
Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite for extracting graphical assets.
Familiarity with Google Analytics or other similar tools.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
One to three years' experience in front-end development with XHTML, CSS, XML, GIT.
One to three years' experience on the web page server side scripting with CMS, preferably Drupal 7 or 8.
*Resume and cover letters required for consideration.
Visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position. This position does not provide relocation assistance.
University Job Title:
Web Designer III
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