Researches, writes, and produces compelling customized stewardship communications that articulate the impact of significant philanthropic commitments to the University and reports on programmatic and academic initiatives, major facilities improvements, and the value of financial aid investments.
Develops, implements, and manages systematic stewardship and recognition program for endowed and non-endowed scholarship gifts.
In collaboration with DAUR leadership and assigned gift officers, drafts highly personalized stewardship plans for top donors, focusing on experiential stewardship.
Identifies and develops new methods of electronic donor communication. Creates and edits copy, social media, photos, videos, reports, special events, posts for Fordham web site or other deliverables for donors.
Oversees production and distribution of semi-annual major gift pledge reminders.
Works closely with the Finance Office to ensure endowed funds are appropriately tracked and expended. Assists with periodic fund audits.
Collaborates with campus partners on the development and the execution of the annual Review of Gifts and Benefactors and other publications reporting to Fordham community on the impact of philanthropy.
Helps plan and execute the annual Scholarship Donors and Recipients Reception.
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Business, or Marketing required; Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.
Minimum five years’ experience in non-profit or higher education.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Finalists will be required to submit a writing sample.
Computer literacy and fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to create and execute complex mail merges. Ability to navigate comfortably with a database and eagerness to learn new technologies.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the University, with a customer service orientation.
Familiarity with Fordham University and its mission, and the ability to fully articulate it to donors and volunteers.
Availability to work night and weekend events on occasion.
Internal Number: A09175
About Fordham University
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.