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Cornell University

Campus Life Marketing & Communications

We don't anticipate hiring any earlier than fall semester 2021.

Feel free to submit in anticipation of fall 2021, or contact us in August 2021.


The Campus Life Marketing & Communications department plans, creates, and implements all the marketing for Cornell Dining, Cornell Housing & Residential Life, Cornell Catering, and Conference & Event Services. Student employees are a vital part of our team. We typically employ five to seven students each semester during the academic year, and up to five students during the summer. Hours during the academic year vary and can work around your schedule. On average students work six to ten hours per week during the academic year. Summer positions may be full-time or part-time.

Our student employees gain experience in graphic design, copywriting, print production, digital marketing, project management, and special events. Our office is on North Campus, at 1520 Clara Dickson Hall, and is open 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. There are occasional evening and weekend hours to support special events. 

Pay: to be determined based on experience and assignments. 

We hire on a rolling basis throughout the fall and spring semesters. During the summer full and part-time opportunities are available.


Position descriptions

Marketing/Graphic Design Assistant

Work with Campus Life Marketing and Communications staff on a variety of creative projects including design and layout of advertisements, fliers, and other promotional material. Also assist with copywriting, research, special events/promotions, media relations, web page maintenance, and administrative support.

Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience using design and layout programs, preferably Adobe Creative Suite. Strong computer, writing, and editing skills. Must be organized and able to work under tight deadlines. Leadership and teamwork skills are required. 


Website Assistant

Description: Assist Campus Life Marketing and Communications staff with content creation for and testing of the Cornell Dining and Cornell Housing websites, and other websites affiliated with the services we support. In addition, perform some data entry, copywriting, and graphic design. 

Qualifications: Strong writing skills, especially for digital media. Attention to detail and persistence in planning and implementing changes are essential. Knowledge of content management systems (such as Drupal) and of accessibility testing desired. Leadership and teamwork skills are required. 


Administrative Assistant

Description: Work within the Campus Life Marketing and Communications office on both routine office functions and specific projects. Includes working with office staff as a team and independently on assigned tasks, production and distribution of graphic design projects, placing advertising for events, filing, and other duties.

Qualifications: Strong written and oral communication skills. Well-developed leadership skills and teamwork abilities. Considerable independent decision-making is expected. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based research is preferred. 

To Apply

We accept inquiries and applications year-round. Please send us an email with answers to these questions, and attach your resume. Send the email to

In the email include:

  • Your name

  • Position you’re applying for
  • Your local address and phone number
  • Your college, major and projected graduation year
  • Net ID and student ID
  • Indicate if you are eligible for Federal Work Study funding
  • If you are currently working on campus, list where and how many hours per week
  • Describe you past work experience.  For each provide the organization, location, position, dates of employment.
  • Provide names and contact information for two references
  • Describe how many hours you can work each week, and indicate all hours you are available to work.

Remember to attach your resume!

You will need to determine your eligibility, which includes having acceptable documentation for completing an I-9 Form. Read eligibility requirements.