Senior Director of Development, Mission and Public Impact Initiatives | Fordham University Job at Fordham University, Bronx, NY

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  • Fordham University
  • Bronx, NY

Job Description

About 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 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: Dev Investment Fund Initiative

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development, the Senor Director leads a team of gift officers to secure major gifts to support Mission, professional education and public impact initiatives. 

The Senior Director develops fundraising strategy to support the top priorities and equips the team as well as 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.

Essential Functions:

Develops and executes short and long-term plans and cases for support to secure major gift support for university initiatives with a meaningful Public Impact.

In collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Strategic Mission Initiatives and Executive Director, Center for Community Engaged Learning, advances a cross-sectional approach to fundraising for public impact teaching, learning, and research.

Mentors and manages gift officers to assigned to the Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Social Service.

Qualifies, cultivates, and solicits prospects capable of making multi-year commitments of $100,000 or more with an average annual target of $1 million or more in gifts and pledges from assigned portfolio.

Facilitates the work of colleagues across the division by communicating priorities and giving opportunities and collaborating on solicitations as appropriate.

Supports the president, deans, senior university, and development leadership in soliciting principal gift prospects.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree liberal arts, business, or related field.

Minimum of 8 years of experience successfully soliciting major gifts, including the design and execution of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.

Minimum of 3 years of experience training, managing, and coaching individual contributors and/or volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using Blackbaud's Fundraiser Performance Management Platform and Ellucian's CRM Advance.

Experience in a higher education setting and/or professional schools.

Experience raising funds for education, social services and/or other social causes

Minimum Salary: $130,000

Maximum Salary: $150,000

About Fordham University

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.

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Job Tags

Temporary work, Flexible hours, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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