The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business was launched in the academic year 2016-2017 and is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College will deliver undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students.
The CRA supports the External Relations department. The position will serve as part of a corporate development and engagement shared support team. The successful applicant will be a creative and inspiring writer who is also a critical thinker, with the ability to synthesize information to develop compelling engagement materials. The CRA will work collaboratively with the External Relations department in the unit to initiate and assist with activities/tasks required to develop and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship practices. Further, the CRA will collaborate closely with Alumni Affairs & Development in the completion of tasks to facilitate prospect activity.
The CRA will draft correspondence for use by the Deans and External Relations department for a variety of purposes, as needed.
In partnership with External Relations department and senior leadership, the CRA will develop visit follow up letters, documents that seek financial support, briefings, talking points, and other supporting materials to be utilized by Senior Leadership to the College of Business, External Relations department, Deans and Faculty. Research and gather information for corporate briefings, campaigns and company presentations.
The CRA will also assist the External Relations department and senior leadership in developing plans for and executing stewardship activities for any corporate prospects whose giving to Cornell is $100K or more.
When feasible and appropriate, coordinate with Events Management staff and others within the External Relations division to ensure proper support from the earliest planning stages to final wrap-up.
The CRA must develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of university priorities.
Associates degree or equivalent. Must have 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent. Able to do background and informational research analyze and report findings for use by External Relations department. Must have strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills, both written and oral. Strong writing skills, especially persuasive writing. Ability to work with individuals from across the university. Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision. Must be able to exercise strong judgment, and conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner. Must be able to work with highly sensitive and confidential information. Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented. Must have demonstrated ability to use computer software applications, databases, networked informational systems and the Internet.
Bachelor's Degree; more than five years of experience in an upper-level academic setting.
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