Associate Director of Development, Arts and Sciences
Development and University Relations Fordham University
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.
Responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major gift prospects
Build and maintain a portfolio of up to 150 qualified prospects rated at $100,000 and above and soliciting them for multi-year leadership level pledges in support of strategic university priorities, especially financial aid, facilities, and/or faculty research initiatives as well as unrestricted annual gifts
Secure gifts in fulfillment of the upcoming campaign for the new Campus Center project at Rose Hill
Collaborate with colleagues throughout the Development and University Relations division to ensure effective, efficient and coordinated fund raising strategies and assist, where needed, in reunions and important university-wide special events
Exemplify and uphold DAUR’s core values; and advance and support the University’s Jesuit mission and identity
Bachelor’s degree is preferred; or, in lieu of a degree, minimum of 4 years’ of professional, major and planned gift fundraising experience, preferably within higher education
Demonstrated record of successful major gift solicitations, including the design and execution of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
Experience securing gifts of securities, bequest intentions, and other gift planning vehicles
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors, trustees and other volunteer leaders, and university officials
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral); Personal comportment consistent with DAUR’s core values
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt
START DATE: March 1, 2020
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All applications must include (1) an up-to-date resume and (2) a cover letter that specifically cites the experiences that prepare the applicant for this role and why s/he is interested in working for Fordham University.
Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
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