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The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked amongst the top veterinary colleges nationally and worldwide, the College will continue to excel in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. The college strives to advance animal health through discovery-based research, the delivery of excellent clinical care, and continued vigilance against the spread of diseases. The College is ranked #1 amongst veterinary colleges in scholarly impact, as measured by research citations. Additionally, its hospitals and clinics (Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ithaca); Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, Stanford, CT; Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, Elmont, NY) provide care to over 75k animals annually and its Animal Health Diagnostic Center processes over 200k each year. Combined revenue from clinical care and testing exceeds $40m annually.
The Assistant Director, Media Relations & Leadership Communication will report directly to the Assistant Dean of Marketing & Communication and will be primarily responsible for strengthening and bringing greater visibility to the CVM brand. This is critical to enhancing our ability to attract top prospects, build alumni engagement, inspire donations, and increase hospital/clinic caseload via veterinary referrals. Major areas of responsibility include:
- Directing College media relations efforts, including developing press releases from primary and secondary sources, and successfully pitching story ideas to the media, with a strong focus on basic and clinical research
- Managing the College content calendar, identifying the most appropriate content vehicles for all major news/stories Managing all communications components of crisis communication and act as the primary spokesperson for the College
- Providing executive (primarily dean and hospital director) support as necessary for external speeches and important internal communications
- Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or a related field
- 3-5 years of communications experience, with a particular focus on media relations
- Demonstrated excellence in writing and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead crisis communication efforts
- Ability to establish and maintain strong and collaborative working relationships with key constituencies
- Experience working in an academic environment.
- Strong science writer able to translate complex research concepts into content easily understood by broader audiences.
- Experience in managing internal and external resources.
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University Job Title:Public Affairs Officer III
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Jessica Divell
Number of Openings:1
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