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Director of Athletics Development/Associate Director of Athletics

Development – Athletics, Rose Hill/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.  
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Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Athletics Development/Senior Associate Director of Athletics, the Director of Athletics Development/Associate Director of Athletics works closely with colleagues within DAUR and Athletics Department to maximize philanthropic support for Fordham Athletics. Frequent evening and weekend work and/or travel is required for related sporting events, DAUR functions, and other University events during some seasons. The Director Athletics Development, will conduct him or herself in the spirit of DAUR’s core values and within the boundaries of NCAA rules and regulations.


Essential Functions        

Manages and executes athletics fundraising activities, including major gifts, leadership annual gifts, and direct marketing.
Cultivates, solicits, closes and stewards a portfolio of 75-100 donors/prospects capable of giving $25,000 or more and assists the senior director of athletics development/senior associate director of athletics and senior DAUR colleagues in soliciting and closing principal gifts.
Ensures efficient annual giving solicitations and stewardship marketing pieces.
Collaborates with the director of athletics, coaches and staff to determine and prioritize fundraising opportunities for the department and individual teams.
Coordinates with the Fordham Fund to plan and execute athletic-specific Giving Tuesday and Fordham Giving Day opportunities.
Develops and executes annual fundraising plans for the Athletics Department and each component team.
Plans and runs all Fordham Athletics special events/fundraisers, such as receptions, fundraising dinners, golf outings, galas, etc.
Collaborates with DAUR in planning and executing cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship events; and works closely with the Alumni Relations team to plan and execute events in conjunction with games both in New York and throughout the U.S.
Identifies cultivation opportunities prospects donors to engage with the student-athletes.
Supports Gridiron Club, Rebounders Club, and Hall of Fame committee meetings.

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.


Additional Functions      

When appropriate, ensures that Athletics has a meaningful presence at regional events, reunion events (Jubilee), and Homecoming.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, business, or related field.
Minimum of 6 years of fundraising experience, preferably in Athletics fundraising, or equivalent.
Demonstrated success personally securing six and seven-figure commitments.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Strong time management and organizational skills.
Exceptional communication skills.
Excellent judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Promotes collegiality among team members.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Keen eye for detail.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Passion for Intercollegiate Athletics and familiarity with Fordham University.
Familiarity with Fordham University and Jesuit education.
Solid command of database and CRM tools (Ellucian CRM Advance).

Minimum Starting Salary: $95,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $115,000


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


FLSA: Exempt




APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/7183



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.


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