Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Development - Fordham Fund
Reporting to Senior Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) is a key contributing member of the Fordham Fund team that helps to increase giving to the university's most important priorities and/or to one of its constituent schools through personal solicitations and/or direct marketing strategies.
They develop fundraising strategy to support an assigned school's top priorities and equips colleagues throughout the division to solicit prospective donors on the school's behalf. Occasional travel, work on evenings and weekends, and a valid driver's license are required.
Qualifies, cultivates, and solicits a portfolio of 125 Fordham alumni, parents and friends capable of making annual gifts of $1,000 or more, retaining and increasing giving from existing donors, and increasing the number of total dollars for the university and/or the assigned school.
Develops a strong understanding of a specific school's mission, strengths, and priorities in order to personally solicit donors and equip major and principal gift colleagues to solicit on the school's behalf.
Works directly with the Dean to create and execute broad based fundraising plans, builds connections with potential donors, and steers cultivation and ongoing relationships.
Collaborates with the Fordham Fund and Marketing and Communications colleagues to develop compelling mail and email solicitations and crowdfunding campaigns.
Records moves, asks, and outcomes including contact reports, rating and staffing changes, proposals, and gift commitments in the Fundraising Performance Management (CRM) system.
Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Development and University Relations division to ensure effective, efficient, and coordinated fundraising strategies and assist, where needed, in reunions, Homecoming, and other important university-wide special events.
Bachelor's degree in business, liberal arts, communications or related field.
Minimum four years of experience in development, demonstrating a successful track record in solicitation efforts.
Knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education as well as those of the Graduate Schools of Education and Social Service.
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.