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The Center for Regional Economic Advancement fuels the economic growth and diversity here in Upstate New York through entrepreneurship and innovation. We support and empower people to start and grow new ventures. The Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) supports a diverse and thriving economy in Upstate New York through multiple programs supporting entrepreneurialism, innovation, and new venture creation; a full list of programs can be seen here: https://crea.cornell.edu/programs/.
The Marketing Communications Coordinator will create and distribute digital and print content for a wide variety of communication channels supporting a variety of entrepreneurship-focused programs.
They will help create and execute integrated marketing communications plans while ensuring overall brand and message consistency. They will document CREA events and CREA-network activities. They may additionally be called upon to collaborate with local and campus partners to promote events and program applications. They will assist with project management, event promotion and post event follow-up, create multimedia content, design print and digital collateral, and write and edit social media posts, newsletters, press releases, and web content. Most importantly, they will be a part of a modern, matrixed, collaborative team helping springboard startups to success.
Please include a cover letter and resume; both should be attached in the resume section of the application.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension depending on funding and performance.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York and is an on-campus position although the successful candidate may be permitted perform a portion of their work remotely.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
You will need: Associate's degree and 4-6 years of experience in marketing, communications, journalism, writing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Professional attention to detail, accuracy, organization, and execution
Comfortable working in a fast paced dynamic environment where change is part of the culture; capable of setting priorities under pressure
Must demonstrate a positive, purpose-oriented work ethic
Must have demonstrated the ability collaborate with others while working independently and with minimal supervision
Experience managing social media accounts
Basic experience with design software programs including Canva and the Adobe Creative Suite
Experience using AP writing style and the ability to write professionally for a variety of mediums including websites, email, social media, and blogs
A passion for telling stories with words, pictures, and multimedia that connect to larger integrated marketing plan priorities
Understanding of integrated brand management and how to create pieces that align with brand guidelines
If you have any of the following, it's a great bonus:
At least 6 -12 months experience in marketing and communications roles involving integrated brand management.
Experience using Mailchimp or other email distribution tools
Experience using WordPress or other content management systems
Basic photography and photo editing skills
Intermediate to advanced graphic design skills using Canva or the Adobe Creative Cloud and experience designing posters, one-sheets, and other collateral
A documented passion for social media management and metrics reporting
Interest in supporting startups and entrepreneurs launch and grow their companies
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: paid Vacation and Health/Personal days, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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