Communication Specialist - Band E
The Institute of Biotechnology is a dynamic hub for life sciences research at Cornell University. The Institute offers cutting edge biotechnologies, expertise in applications, technology testing and development and consultation for life sciences researchers at Cornell University and outside institutions. The Institute houses the Center for Life Science Enterprise to assist life science researchers develop biotechnologies with commercial potential in partnership with New York industries, and the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, a state-of-the-art business incubator for emerging biotechnology companies. Institute of Biotechnology staff enjoy working in a collaborative and innovative organization.
The Communications Specialist for the Institute of Biotechnology is responsible for integrating the multi-faceted mission of the organization into all forms of marketing and communications, including web and social media presence, reporting, press releases, training and workshop announcements. The specialist assists with planning and providing visitor tours and events. The specialist collaborates with Institute directors and staff to develop internal and external communications, and update and maintain distribution networks. The specialist uses software tools and data to assess effectiveness of communications efforts and strategy, maintain current contact lists, and respond quickly to promotional opportunities. The Institute relies on the Communications Specialist to create and maintain a coordinated multi-media communications strategy, assess communications effectiveness, implement and promote the University's visual guidelines and branding integrity, and keep current with latest design trends, technologies, and platforms.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
* Bachelor's degree, minimum of 2 years of experience or equivalent.
* Excellent communication skills and experience with written, audio-visual and web-based information distribution. *Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and organizational skills required.
*Knowledge of current digital editing technologies, social media platforms and office software. Ability to identify and master emerging communications media technologies.
*Enthusiasm for scientific research and business development, and ability to convey science to non-technical and scientific audiences.
*Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and deadlines. Must have attention to detail and ability to work within a team.
Coursework or work experience in the biological sciences preferred. Event organization experience a plus. Degree and experience within the life sciences and communications/marketing field a plus.
Please Note: All applicants must attach cover letter and resume, as well as a writing sample and a website and/or promotional piece they have been primarily responsible for.
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University Job Title:Communication Spec II
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Emily Sampson
Number of Openings:1
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