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The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL at Cornell) is housed in the Graduate School and is responsible for professional development activities related to preparation of Cornell graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for academic and faculty careers, as part of the CIRTL Network.
The Communications Assistant supports the senior director of communications and the director of the Center for the Integration of Research, Learning, and Teaching (CIRTL at Cornell) by helping write, design, coordinate, monitor, and effectively deliver informational, social media, and marketing content for graduate and postdoctoral events. This position assists in developing engaging stories about students, the student experience, and Graduate School programs for publication on the web, in the Cornell Chronicle, and in our weekly student newsletter and semi-annual alumni newsletter.
In addition, the communications and outreach assistant maintains the Graduate School and CIRTL websites, including drafting copy; organizing and updating pages within the website; troubleshooting problems on the website; entering events on the website calendar; working with stakeholders to train them in using the website and assisting them in posting their content. Additional areas of focus are ordering photographers and print publications, developing flyers and printed materials to advertise events, and other duties as assigned.
Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1-2 years, two years of college coursework, or Associate's degree in English, communications, journalism, graphic design, marketing or related field; 2-4 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience maintaining website using content management systems or other web authoring tools. Experience writing, editing, and posting to social media. Strong writing and proofreading skills.
Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple projects. Professional demeanor and excellent written and oral communications skills. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently under general supervision. Excellent verbal communications skills. Attention to detail.
Bachelor's with one to two years of experience working in academic environment.
Strong design sensibility with ability to design and edit print materials.
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