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Program Manager for Alumni Relations
Fordham University in New York, New York
 
 
 
Date Posted 12/16/2021
Category
Admin-Alumni Relations
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Program Manager for Alumni Relations

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 Program Manager for Alumni Relations reports to the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, with a dotted line to the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates day-to-day activities of the office with minimal supervision; proposes and implements improvements to current processes and procedures
  • Provides full administrative support to the Associate Vice President and provides secondary administrative support to all alumni relations staff members
  • Exercises independent judgment in responding to all email and phone inquiries
  • Supervises student workers, facilitates their workflow, and ensures that they are meeting deadlines
  • Identifies and executes fun, interesting, and informative social media strategies that engage our alumni, parents, and friends
  • Serves as the lead monitor for social media and takes initiative to independently post/respond as necessary
  • Secures Fordham representatives for other Universities’ presidential inaugurations and prepares annual report of inauguration activity
  • Proactively communicates with trustees, top prospects, and key alumni regarding alumni relations initiatives
  • Plans, promotes, and oversees alumni events as necessary
  • Attends events and conferences as a representative of Fordham

Additional Functions

  • Occasional weekend and evening work will be required; possible travel

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum three years of administrative experience supporting multiple professionals
  • Demonstrates solid mastery of MS Office applications, especially MS Excel and Word, and good understanding of database applications
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally; demonstrates excellent interpersonal, customer-service, and organizational skills
  • Experience in dealing with senior executives in profit and nonprofit sectors
  • Able to exercise administrative judgment and assume responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results that impact a team.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Works independently to solve problems with minimal supervision
  • Employs initiative, judgment, and creativity to solve problems and leverage opportunities
  • Has a great sense of humor and willingness to learn new tools/applications
  • Has demonstrated experience with various social media platforms through prior professional and/or personal experience
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Experience as a volunteer or managing volunteers
  • Interest in alumni relations and fundraising and/or higher education

FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt

START DATE: ASAP

APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/2633

ABOUT FORDHAM

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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