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Assistant Director, Internal Communications

Marketing and Communications, 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 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.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

With numerous departments and schools contributing to Fordham’s dynamic community, the University Marketing and Communications division is embarking on an exciting journey to develop a new plan for internal communications.


The Assistant Director for Internal Communications will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of internal communications at Fordham. Reporting to the Senior Director of University Communications, they will work closely with the communications team to develop and implement a bold, comprehensive strategy that fosters a culture of communication, collaboration, and transparency. You will write articles, newsletters, and website copy, ensuring consistent and clear

communication of relevant news and information to internal stakeholders in a way that engages and inspires them. They will also manage a content specialist for internal communications.


This role requires an excellent writer and creative thinker with a passion for organization/process who can develop collegial relationships within a large, diverse University.


This is a hybrid position that requires three days in the office each week. The role is based at our Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan but will require frequent travel to our Bronx campus and occasional travel to other city locations.


Essential Functions        

Strategic Planning:

Collaborates with the Senior Director of University Communications to develop and execute an innovative, engaging, and effective internal communications plan for key university initiatives, events, and milestones. Works toward fostering a culture of communication and collaboration across departments and schools.

Content Development:

Writes, creates, and curates compelling content for internal communication channels, ensuring consistency and clarity in messaging. Crafts messages that resonate with diverse audiences and reflect Fordham’s brand, mission, and values. Incorporate relevant news and information on platforms frequently engaged by internal constituents, including faculty, staff, and students.

Editorial Excellence:

Ensures the quality and consistency of internal communications by editing and proofreading content for accuracy and adherence to brand guidelines. Maintains a unified voice and messaging across all communication channels, meeting internal constituents where they are.

Collaborative Engagement:

Builds relationships with stakeholders across departments and schools to gather information and share best practices. Serves as a liaison between the communications team and internal partners to facilitate communication initiatives and creative dissemination plans.

Measurement and Evaluation:

Works with the communications team and establishes metrics to measure the effectiveness of internal communication efforts. Analyzes data and feedback to inform decision-making and continuously improve communication strategies, effectively meeting internal constituents’ needs.


Manages a content specialist for internal communications who will be writing content and collecting and curating information for faculty, staff, and students. Serve as an editor for this content specialist

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field
Minimum of 5 years of experience in internal communications, corporate communications, or related roles

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messages
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders
Excellent organizational skills
Experience developing and implementing communication plans or strategies
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience in higher education or large organizational settings
Familiarity with content management systems and digital communication tools
Knowledge of best practices in employee engagement and internal communication measurement

Minimum Starting Salary: $80,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $90,000


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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