Assistant/Associate Director of Annual
Development - Law School, Lincoln Center
Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic
institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841,
Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate
students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.
A key member of the Fordham Law School Advancement team, the
Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for
the active management of the Law School’s annual giving program,
with emphasis on the direct mail, e-solicitation, and phonathon
programs. Additionally, this position will play a lead role in the
creation and management of the Law School’s annual Giving Day
fundraising effort, as well as one-off mini fundraising campaigns
as they arise. The Assistant/Associate Director reports to the
Senior Director of Development Operations for the Law School, and
works closely with all members of the Law School’s ACDC team as
well as the University’s development department, building strategic
relationships with cross-functional teams and promoting
collaboration across departments.
- Works closely with the Senior Director of Development
Operations to develop multi-year and multi-channel annual giving
strategies with a focus on direct mail solicitations, phonathons,
- Responsible for the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive
outreach calendar that tracks all annual giving outreach
- In collaboration the Communications staff, develops creative
and effective appeal letters, brochures and website fundraising
copy to drive annual giving growth and philanthropic support.
- Analyzes giving trends and uses data to implement effective
segmentation plans with a goal of increasing awareness, affinity,
and engagement rates among Fordham Law alumni and
- Plays lead role in Fordham Law Giving Day, coordinating with
cross-functional teams (Communications, Alumni Relations, Fordham
Fund, etc.) to develop goals, strategy, schedule and marketing
- Assists the Senior Director of Development Operations in the
management of special one-off mini campaigns.
- Supports the Law School’s Gift Officers in the engagement and
solicitation of their prospects. Provides accurate reporting on
gift officer’s prospects, especially around calendar year and
fiscal year end, in order to increase donor retention and
- In conjunction with Senior Director of Development Operations,
produces bi-annual pledge reminders.
- Works with external vendors to ensure communications meet
printing deadlines and are produced within budget.
- Actively manages printing and postage budget lines.
- Manages the Law School fundraising web pages (Jadu and iMods).
Creates appeal codes and friendly URLs to track giving and special
- Works with DAUR Advancement Services to ensure accurate
recording of gifts, appeals, and outreach efforts.
- Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.
- Bachelor’s Degree or in lieu of the degree, a minimum of four
years of related experience
- Minimum of three (3) years of progressively successful
experience in fundraising and development.
- Demonstrated keen understanding of annual giving strategies,
constituencies, methods, metrics, and best practices preferably in
a higher education setting; knowledge and experience with direct
mail, telemarketing, e-campaign solicitation strategies.
- Ability to effectively communicate both written and orally with
the intended audience.
- Curiosity and analytical thinking; complex problem solving;
ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple projects
simultaneously with close attention to detail; meet deadlines and
work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to foster strong collaborative relationships at all
levels of a complex organization and professionally interacts with
all levels of students, staff, faculty, and outside groups.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team
environment; an ability and willingness to quickly learn both the
Law School’s and University’s history, mission, demographics,
faculty, current programs, and departments, as well as University
- Comfort with using personal computers, tablets, and software
programs for retrieving, organizing, researching, and presenting
appropriate donor/prospect information.
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
- Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment
to the goals of Jesuit Education.
- Advanced Excel experience
- Experience with Ellucian Advance
FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt
START DATE: ASAP
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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.
Fordham University is committed to excellence
through diversity and welcomes candidates of all
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer –
Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories