Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Fordham University

Job Description

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Development, Gabelli School of Business

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.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement reports to the Executive Director of Development, Gabelli School of Business (GSB). This individual works collaboratively with other members of the DAUR/GSB team to create and execute high-level alumni programming based on best-in-practice tactics and constituencies data analysis. Tasks undertaken by this staff member include event production, alumni volunteer recruitment and engagement, management and expansion of the alumni network, developing and creating content for both in-person and online events, and constituent data management.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement pursuant to University’s Hybrid/Remote Work Policy. Please review the policy here:

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership and focus to support GSB initiatives involving alumni. Supports event planning and communication related to this constituency.
  • Responsible for the implementation and execution of programs, events, and services designed to increase alumni engagement ensuring all outreach supports and aligns with the strategic initiatives of GSB, on-campus programs, annual signature events and new engagement opportunities.
  • Assists in developing an alumni communications plan in partnership with GSB Communications including online newsletters, magazine articles, social media, and support of special events.
  • Oversees the initiative to better engage undergraduate and graduate students through communication, customer service, and events.
  • Initiates cross collaboration and works closely with the development staff to design new and creative ways to increase alumni participation and to facilitate relationships between alumni and Fordham University / GSB.
  • Works in a coordinated and collaborative fashion with the central Office of Alumni Relations (OAR).
  • Leverages offerings of OAR (i.e. alumni directory, alumni business directory, mentoring program, regional and affinity chapters, etc.) to advance relationships with Gabelli alumni.
  • Serves as the Gabelli lead on OAR-managed events such as Block Party, Jubilee, and Homecoming. Develops proficiency in updating pertinent donor information in the CRM database (Advance).
  • Creates and manages applicable web pages.
  • Performs other responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, business, communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in alumni relations and/or development managing and fostering productive relationships.
  • Proficient personal-computer skills (i.e., Google Workspace, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mailchimp, Imods, Basecamp, Advance CRM).
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, organizational ability, attention to detail, and focus.
  • Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend events and to travel locally.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience with volunteer management, events, or communications.

Minimum Starting Salary: $68,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $76,000

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.





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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