• Full Time
  • New York, NY
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Website Fordham University

Assistant Director of Young Alumni & Student Engagement

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. 


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

Reporting to the Associate Director for Young Alumni & Student Engagement, the Assistant Director for Young Alumni & Student Engagement works to engage our 200,000+ alumni around the globe.


They help facilitate meaningful connections between them and the university and engage our student population through connection with the alumni community.


This position requires occasional travel and evening/weekend work.


Essential Functions        

Identifies new and creative ways to engage students throughout their four years, works to ensure a smooth transition from student to grad, collaborates with the Fordham Fund to increase student education about philanthropy, attends student club meetings and events, acts as a resource for student governments, club leaders, and student volunteers, and assists with young alumni events and activities, particularly those that also involve students.
Continues building the Student Alumni Ambassadors program: a student-led group designed to strengthen the ties between current students and alumni.
Co-leads the Fordham Mentorship Program in liaison with the Career Center. This includes planning events, matching and recruiting mentors/mentees, and creating a monthly newsletter of resources to assist in creating a deeper connection.
Builds and maintains relationships with staff members in the Office for Student Involvement, the Career Center, and relevant academic departments.
Participates in and/or coordinates events and programs surrounding current students including, but not limited to, club fairs, Senior Transitions events, Senior Week activities, Heritage Reception, and Commencement.
Supports the Associate Director with all DAUR initiatives involving young alumni and current undergraduate students.
Liaises with the Young Alumni Committee (YAC) and recommends alumni for deeper involvement in the life of the university.
Assists with the creation and scheduling of email communications.
Participates in advancement activities and events, including dinners, receptions, committee meetings, etc.
Recommends changes to existing policies and procedures that will improve organizational performance.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, public relations, communications, or related field, preferably from a Jesuit institution.
Minimum of one year of related experience in Alumni Relations, Student Involvement or similar work-related fields

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Ability to communicate effectively.
Curiosity and analytical thinking skills; complex problem-solving skills; ability to organize, prioritize, and complete multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to foster strong collaborative relationships at all levels of a complex organization, professionally interacting with all levels of students, staff, faculty, and outside groups.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment; ability and willingness to quickly learn the University’s history, mission, demographics, faculty, current programs, departments, and culture.
Comfort using personal computers, tablets, and software programs for retrieving, organizing, researching, and presenting appropriate alumni information.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite and aptitude for learning new software and/or programs.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Experience with volunteer management, events, or communications.
Previous use of a CRM platform to support data-driven decisions.
Background in Student Affairs.

Minimum Starting Salary: $67,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $71,000


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




APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/7640



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