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Director for Strategic Initiatives

Fordham University
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
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Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Alumni Relations

Lincoln Center

Fordham University


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. 


Position Summary

The Director for Strategic Initiatives will report to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Alumni Relations.


Essential Functions        

  • Serves the AVP in a lead advisory role relative to the strategic operation of the office and makes decisions in the absence of the AVP.
  • Manages the 24-person Fordham University Alumni Association (FUAA) Advisory Board and its three task forces.
  • Organizes FUAA events and manages the budget.
  • Directs digital media efforts (i.e. website, social media, and monthly e-newsletter).
  • Directs on and off-line career development/services offerings.
  • Improves, standardizes, and continues to develop data collection and utilization efforts.
  • Leads alumni survey initiatives.
  • Conducts periodic peer, aspirant and market research to determine effectiveness of existing programs and identifies new event/programming opportunities.
  • Manages two full-time employees: Program Manager for Alumni Relations and Assistant Director for New York City Programming.
  • Collaborates with the Fordham Fund (Annual Fund) on days of giving, solicitations, and events.
  • Assists the AVP in the compilation and authoring of required reports and updates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications 

  • HS School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • A minimum of ten years related experience in higher education or related field. 
  • Must have strong background in program evaluation, market research, and analytics.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends and travel as necessary. 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be comfortable communicating with a wide array of constituents. 
  • Must be motivated, creative, and able to manage change adeptly. 
  • Must be an effective team leader with supervisory experience.
  • Must portray a professional image to all internal and external constituents.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Background in volunteer management and alumni relations or fundraising.









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 backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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