Web Designer, AA&D Communications-23285
The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development's role at Cornell University is to facilitate a lifelong relationship between alumni, parents, and friends and the university. The division is built upon an unwavering ethos of donor-centric fundraising and collaboration among its 350 staff. You will be an integral part of the Cornell Now campaignas we approach the Universitys Sesquicentennial in 2015. As of February 2014, the campaign had raised approximately $4.59 billion toward its goal. Cornell achieved the best fundraising year in its history during FY12, with $778 million raised.
The AAD communications team is seeking a creative, nimble, web designer who will enjoy the challenge of developing compelling digital communications for a highly diverse global audience of alumni, donors, volunteers, and others who care about Cornell.
- Oversee and implement the design and development of AAD's existing public-facing web properties, alumni.cornell.edu and giving.cornell.edu. Make design improvements and updates. Recommend and implement improvements or new treatments for design, content, and information architecture.
- Create new subsites, microsites, or other digital properties to meet emerging communications opportunities.
- Formulate and implement creative ways to make the sites more engaging, user-friendly, and impactful. Serve as the user experience evangelist for AAD's existing and new websites and email communications.
- Implement testing and metrics that will help us track success, measure ROI, and make educated plans for future improvements.
- Take a lead role in the conception through implementation of new websites or redesigns.
- Deliver html emails and other related digital elements of integrated marketing campaigns.
- Work with stakeholders inside and outside communications functions to keep digital properties current, fresh, and compelling.
In additional to applying online to this posting, please submit two to three samples of your work and cover letter to:
Digital copies of samples are strongly preferred.
We welcome an individual who enjoys being part of a team effort to build relationships; someone who excels in interpersonal communication and has the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues while demonstrating cultural sensitivity and a strong respect for differences.
As our lead web designer, you will bring:
- Exceptional user interface design skills, across platforms
- Grounding in using analytics to measure results
- Knowledge of server-side languages, including PHP and ColdFusion
- Proficiency developing websites that effectively integrate social media, multimedia, video, and audience interactivity
- Experience with responsive design
- Ability to help establish realistic goals, deliver work on schedule, and communicate project risks and issues
- Interest in leveraging digital communications to shape attitudes and behaviors; an entrepreneurial drive to identify and solve juicy problems
- Bachelors degree and at least 3 years of professional experience
Background check may be required.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell Universitys heritage. Were an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Organization-Alumni Affairs & Development, Division of
Contact Name-Rachel Giordano
Number of Openings-1
University Job Title-Web Designer III