Cornell Lab of Ornithology

At the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, scientists, conservationists, engineers, educators, and students all work together for a common purpose: to understand birds and other wildlife, to involve the public in scientific discovery, and to use our knowledge to protect our planet.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (the Lab) is a globally renowned nonprofit institution that advances research, education, citizen science, and conservation to improve the understanding and protection of birds and biodiversity. A vibrant unit within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Lab has 12 interdisciplinary programs directed by full-time faculty and staff.  The Cornell Lab is committed to fostering a healthy workplace that values diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Based in the Lab’s’s education program, the Bird Academy Marketing Manager plays a key role in furthering the mission of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology by supporting online courses and educational websites through which people of all ages can learn more about birds and connect with biodiversity. Cornell provides great benefits that include professional development, 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:  3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement contributions. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link:   https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_cc_2018_ax.pdf . Bird Academy Marketing Manager Manager Sales Marketing - Band F Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University The Bird Academy project is seeking marketing leadership for a growing eLearning platform and expanding set of learning tools. Collectively, Bird Academy attracts tens of thousands of participants and millions of views per year. Specific Duties Include : Work within a dynamic team including biologists, designers, programmers, and media producers who are dedicated to supporting the curiosity and confidence of lifelong learners, and collaborate with staff throughout the organization to realize strategic priorities and support diversity and inclusion initiatives. Develop and continually refresh a comprehensive marketing plan for Bird Academy that grows participation and promotes connections across Cornell Lab programs and development initiatives. Plan and implement campaigns to attract a diversity of new learners to the platform and encourage sustained learning. Conduct market research and creatively integrate findings into innovative new strategies for meeting the educational mission. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references. Required Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, education, or similar field and 2-3 years of professional experience in sales or marketing. Experience with marketing campaigns, social media campaigns, audience segmentation, and/or developing business plans. Demonstrated writing skills. Ability to work collaboratively to set priorities and manage projects effectively under clear timelines. Must have a good understanding of the target customers’ needs and appropriate business knowledge to lead development in coordination with all the stakeholders. Role requires an excellent communicator and collaborator capable of sharing a vision, aligning people, focusing efforts and motivating the team. High emotional intelligence will help in the collaborative process and steer the product development to a successful conclusion. Must understand the dynamic of online learning products and platforms. Preferred Qualifications : Professional experience in the online learning field or with educational products. Familiarity with inbound marketing platforms and/or customer relations management systems. Interest in education and birds a plus. Project management a plus.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is seeking an associate editor to produce the Cornell Lab’s Online Bird Guide, a premier destination for North American bird information on the All About Birds website, which reaches more than 14 million visitors per year. The associate editor will join our Birds of the World digital publication teams generating authoritative, accessible information about birds for education, citizen science, and conservation. Located in the beautiful Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary in Ithaca, New York, the Cornell Lab is a renowned nonprofit institution dedicated to advancing the understanding and protection of birds, other wildlife, and our planet through research, education, citizen science, and conservation. A vibrant unit within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Lab has 12 interdisciplinary programs directed by full-time faculty and staff. Supported by more than 100,000 donors, the Lab offers rich lifelong learning opportunities through distance-learning courses, citizen-science projects, interactive web and mobile apps, publications, live cams, and multimedia. We are seeking an associate editor with strong expertise in ornithology, bird identification, writing, editing, and project management. Duties: Research, write, and edit engaging, accessible, and authoritative life history and bird-identification information for the Online Bird Guide, Merlin Bird ID mobile app, and other products and publications as assigned. Edit species account drafts written by freelance writers. Use content management systems to edit and publish text, images, and image captions for species accounts. Coordinate schedules and workflows to ensure timely editing and publication of new and updated species accounts. Edit and proofread work to ensure appropriate style, relevance, and comprehensiveness. Ensure quality of content reflecting the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s brand and the standards of Cornell University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Work under the direction of the Senior Science Editor to generate bird species information. Collaborate with team members from other units, including Communications, Macaulay Library, Multimedia, and Information Science, to move content through content management systems to final online publication. Collaborate with the Birds of the World digital publication teams to generate content across web and mobile platforms for audiences ranging from nature enthusiasts to advanced birders and professionals. Required Qualifications : Strong knowledge of North American bird identification and behavior is essential. Bachelor’s degree; up to 2 years of experience or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in science with relevant course work in ornithology and science writing/editing, or a Bachelor’s degree in English/journalism with strong course work/experience in ornithology. Experience with word processing, image processing, and web publishing. Proven ability to work in a team environment requiring flexibility with different styles and approaches. Ability to work independently as well as within teams. Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral). Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Preferred Qualifications : Strong expertise in bird identification for North, Central, and South American species. Graduate degree in science journalism or biology. At least two years of experience in publishing as a science writer or editor for a nonacademic publication. Written fluency in Spanish. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Cornell provides great benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care, and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement contributions. Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com