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Senior Director/Investments

Fordham University

Job Description

Senior Director/Investments

Chief Investment Officer, Rose Hill

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 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

Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, the Senior Director, Investments will contribution to the leadership of the asset management function and management of the University’s investment portfolio. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, due diligence, and hiring investment managers.

The Senior Director will maintain a strong understanding of the investment landscape, including asset classes, investment products, and market trends, and will apply the knowledge to identify and evaluate potential investment opportunities that align with the University’s investment objectives, risk tolerance, and long-term goals.

The Senior Director will also be responsible for developing a network of allocators and managers, both internal and external to the organization, and will use this network to stay up-to-date with market trends and identify new investment opportunities.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement investment strategies for the university’s endowment that align with its mission, risk tolerance, and long-term goals
  • Conduct thorough due diligence on potential investment opportunities, including analysis of financial statements, market trends, and risk factors
  • Lead the investment team in evaluating potential investment managers, negotiating fees, and making investment decisions
  • Build and maintain relationships with investment managers, allocators, and industry experts to stay abreast of market trends and identify potential opportunities
  • Prepare and present investment recommendations to the investment committee, including detailed analysis of investment risks, returns, and diversification benefits
  • Monitor and report on the performance of the organization’s investment portfolio, including risk exposure, return on investment, and liquidity levels
  • Serve as a key liaison with other departments and stakeholders, including the finance, legal, and development teams, to ensure that investment strategies align with the organization’s overall goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in the investment industry, with a focus on private markets/alternatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop views on asset classes and identify potential investment opportunities.
  • Strong network of allocators and managers.
  • Experience presenting in front of an investment committee.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Investment designation (e.g., CFA, CAIA, FRM)

Minimum Starting Salary: $250,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $325,000

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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