Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for External Relations & Assistant Dean for Law School Advancement, this position is responsible primarily to support the Law School’s Advancement Executive Team by:
Playing a key role in the strategic efforts of the division by providing extensive administrative support for the Assistant Vice President for External Relations & Assistant Dean for Law School Advancement by managing complex appointments calendars; answering phone calls from Board members, donors, consultants and vendors, DAUR colleagues, Dean’s Offices, and President’s and the University Secretary Offices; making travel arrangements, etc.
Supporting campaign stewardship efforts, including assisting with organization and implementation of cultivation activities for Board members and $100,000+ donors; assisting with preparations for the advisory board meetings.
Serving as the primary administrator for 25Live reservation system for DAUR – Law School conference rooms, responsible for providing system training for new staff, managing internal and external requests and troubleshooting issues related to the conference room usage.
Serving as primary contact for issues related to technologies in Law School conference rooms, collaborating closely with Law School IT staff.
Assisting with prospect and donor data management, including maintaining prospects contact information and call reports in Advance, as well as generating monthly visits and proposals reports from the Fordham Advance system for the fundraising team.
Generating sophisticated Powerpoint presentation slides, extensive lists, mail merges and reports using Fordham Advance, Microsoft Power BI, and Microsoft Excel.
Assisting in the production of various reports for distribution to Law School Advancement, DAUR, Dean’s Office, President’s Office and Board members.
Assisting and staffing various University fundraising and cultivation events and major gifts donors/prospects meetings throughout the year, including the Dean’s Society reception, Stein Prize dinner, Annual Luncheon, Annual Founder’s Award Dinner, Reunion, and other Dean’s Office events.
Collaborating with various Development and University Relations teams, Deans’ Offices, other Vice Presidents’ areas, outside vendors, FLAA Board, Dean’s Planning Council, and Parents Leadership Council members.
Provide assistance with New Staff Orientation process to onboard new staff to the division.
Bachelor’s degree is preferred. More than one year of progressive, professional experience supporting executive-level professionals is preferred.
Demonstrates solid mastery of MS Office applications, especially MS Excel, Powerpoint, and Word, and good understanding of database applications
Solid ability with preparing financial-related reports and presentations is necessary
Has the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion when handling confidential information
Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, customer-service, and organizational skills
Must be detail-oriented team player with a highly professional manner
Experience in dealing with senior executives in the profit and non-profit sectors and comfortable dealing with professionals at all levels
Works independently to solve problems with little supervision
Has a great sense of humor and willingness to learn new tools / applications
Personal comportment consistent with DAUR’s core values
Availability to work some nights and weekends for events is expected
Interest in fundraising and/or higher education is helpful
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