Assistant Director for Alumni Relations

Fordham University
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director for Alumni Relations

(New York City Programming)

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 Assistant Director for Alumni Relations (New York City Programming ) reports to the Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Alumni Relations. Primary functions include planning, marketing, and executing University-wide, school-based, industry-specific, cultural, and lifelong learning alumni events in New York City (excluding reunions, Homecoming, and young alumni programming).


Essential Functions        

  • Works closely with deans, deans’ staff, constituent group leaders, and other volunteers to implement distinctive alumni programming.
  • Works closely with key University administrators, including Development and University Relations colleagues, to achieve long-term program goals.
  • Manages major events, including the University’s annual Memorial Mass and participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
  • Works with travel partners to curate Fordham’s alumni travel program. Markets travel opportunities, communicates with travelers, organizes trip-specific events, and creates a pipeline between alumni travelers and frontline fundraisers.
  • Staffs major alumni events, including Homecoming, Jubilee Weekend, the Block Party at Lincoln Center, and the Fordham Founder’s Dinner.
  • Serves as the point person for the Marymount College Alumnae Board and the liaison to the greater Marymount alumnae community.
  • Maintains relationships with vendors, negotiates contracts, and manages event budgets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two to four years of experience in alumni relations, advancement, or a related field.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and portraying a professional image to all internal and external constituents.
  • Creativity.
  • A demonstrated track record of success managing multiple projects simultaneously, superior organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor degree.









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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