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Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Fordham University
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 24, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund
Academic Centers
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Development - Fordham Fund, 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 Leadership Annual Giving Officer is a member of the Fordham Fund team, a dynamic group of ten fund-raising professionals. In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, the Fordham Fund, they will be responsible for the discovery, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects capable of making regular annual gifts from $1,000 and up. This individual will build and maintain a portfolio of up to 150 prospects and schedule personal visits with them and also other “discovery” prospects. They will work with team members on messaging and outreach around the President’s Club program and help organize small cultivation events to engage and develop leadership donors.


Essential Functions        

  • Collaborates with the alumni relations and special events teams during reunions and major events.
  • Cultivates and personally solicits a portfolio of President’s Club level donors and prospects.
  • Works with the Executive Director and other LAGOs to manage the programming components of the President’s Club, planning events and communications.
  • Assumes responsibility for specific classes for Jubilee, the Rose Hill campus reunion program, and for the Lincoln Center campus’ Reunion.
  • Assists the Fordham Fund team with implementing and maintaining a robust “peer-to-peer-asking” volunteer program using such tools as GiveCampus and GiveCampus VMS.
  • Assists, where needed, in reunions and important University-wide special events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (or implements new ideas as approved) that will enhance the mission and goals of the Office of Development and University Relations.
  • Evening and weekend work and out-of-town travel are to be expected, conditions permitting.


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Three or more years of experience in development or a related field. Previous experience in sales will be considered.
  • Enthusiastic, creative, organized, and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Proven track record in soliciting annual gifts and engaging volunteers.









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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