International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IP-CALS) at Cornell University meets the fundamental challenges of development and food security through teaching, research, and outreach programs that involve undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and mid-career professionals. With innovative projects and degree programs that focus on food, agriculture and development, and a research portfolio approaching $200M, IP-CALS produces leaders and manages projects that positively and sustainably improve global food security.
This high-performing, motivated individual will create and implement innovative communication and outreach strategies in a team environment to build and strengthen advocacy and communication activities related to the high-caliber research projects in IP-CALS. The candidate will be responsible for strategic positioning, dissemination of impacts, and supporting research activities with communications and advocacy that highlights Cornell faculty, students and staff, project partners, key stakeholders, and donors, using internal and external media platforms. The candidate will creatively manage and inspire outreach communications within IP-CALS and provide leadership to a multiculturally diverse team of communication, information technology and information management professionals and students to effectively define and invigorate IP-CALS' aspirational projects and their impact.
Travel will be required, both domestic and international, to developing and developed countries.
3 year term position with renewal contingent on performance, available work and funding.
Visa sponsorship not available
No relocation assistance
Bachelor's degree with more than 5 years' experience or equivalent.
Experience in international agriculture, science and development issues in developing countries.
Experience in writing and publishing across various digital media and print platforms.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in areas such as event and workshop presentations, social media engagement, reports and grant writing.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse audiences through various outlets.
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with students and colleagues.
Mastery of common computer skills including Word, Excel, Access, SmartSheets, WordPress, website administration, email, social media platforms, and the digital world in general.
Experience with digital dashboard project management and social media analytics.
Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.
Strong organizational and time management skills with aptitude to track, perform, and prioritize multiple projects under pressure.
Ability and commitment to exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of IP-CALS and Cornell University.
Willingness and desire to travel internationally and domestically in urban and extremely rural settings.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
Ability to work with and manage a diverse group in a professional and respectful work environment.
Ability to multitask and adapt to competing priorities.
Valid passport is required.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
Master's degree in agricultural sciences, communications and/or equivalent experience.
Experience in higher education and/or student service related field.
Proven ability to work as a team member with various staff, faculty, students, and community contacts to reach common goals of projects and programs.
Experience in working with and managing teams.
Experience in recruiting and mentoring student interns.
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