Assistant Dean of Communications - Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

Assistant Dean of Communications - Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

Cornell University is a remarkable community of scholars, educators, students, staff, and alumni who are deeply influenced by proud traditions and a set of cherished founding principles. Unique among its Ivy League peers, Cornell is a private university with a land-grant mission. It is a world-class research institution known for the breadth and rigor of its curricula, and an academy dedicated to preparing young people to be well-educated and well-rounded citizens of the world. Cornell's faculty, staff, and students believe in the critical importance of knowledge—both theoretical and applied—as a means of improving the human condition and solving the world's problems. It embraces traditional liberal arts education, practical applications of knowledge, and interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research and teaching. It champions free and open intellectual inquiry and expression, treats all individuals with dignity and respect, celebrates difference and diversity, fostering a sense of belonging, and remains open and accessible to all who meet its high academic standards.

The University consists of 16 schools and colleges, four of which receive support from New York State as part of Cornell's land-grant mission. At the Ithaca campus, the Weill Cornell Medicine campuses in New York City and Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, the University enrolls nearly 15,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional school students. Cornell employs approximately 8,100 staff and 1,600 professorial faculty members in Ithaca and at Cornell Tech, and an additional 5,000 staff and 1,700 faculty members at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The University is governed by a 64-member board of trustees, which includes representatives from the faculty, students, staff, alumni, and New York State.

As a key leader in the new Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, the Assistant Dean of Communications will conceptualize, build and oversee strategic communications and marketing across a variety of platforms (digital and print) and units, in partnership with the Dean of the School and the Division of University Relations. The Assistant Dean is the lead communications resource and is responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, and executing the school's internal and external communications strategies to advance its mission and maximize visibility of the school. This individual will work with the school's departments and partner colleges (e.g, those with shared faculty appointments/programs) and with University Relations to leverage relationships with school administration and staff to proactively foster local, national and global attention for the school.

The Cornell Brooks School harnesses the university's broad disciplinary excellence in public policy, along with its innovative teaching, research, and engagement programs, to solve the world's most pressing challenges. The school's prestigious faculty apply a global, interdisciplinary, and problem-oriented focus to wide-ranging public policy issues as they explore how government choices intersect with people's lives. The school's core areas of study are data science and technology policy; environmental and sustainability policy; health policy; human security; inequality and social policy; the politics and economics of development; and race, racism, and public policy.

We are seeking a self-directed, strategic, creative and innovative leader who has demonstrated experience developing and executing communications strategies in the higher education, government, corporate or other non-profit sectors. Our ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer and will have editorial, interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to collaborate and gain support from diverse viewpoints. Proven ability to develop successful marketing and media campaigns, and a sophisticated understanding of marketing metrics are required. Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in related field required.

Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands and generous retirement contributions.We invite you to follow this link to get more information on endowed benefits: .
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end of year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Flexible work options
  • Competitive wages.

To Apply: External (non-Cornell) candidates, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Internal candidates, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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