• Full Time
  • New York, NY
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Program Manager-Communications & Production

Theatre Program, 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.  
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:       

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Professor, the Program Manager- Communications & Production oversees internal and external communications, creates and implements marketing strategies, serves as project manager and line producer on public performances and events, and assists in administrative duties as assigned.


Essential Functions        


Creates and implements a strategy for marketing, graphic design, publicity, programs, and audience development for the Fordham Theatre mainstage season, Theatre Program, and Performance and Design Showcases.
Organizes, maintains, and has a deep understanding of the Theatre Program’s internal communications; which includes regular newsletters and communications, curating a central digital hub housing the Program’s mission statement, manifestos, academic resources, and policies, and manages professional, fellowships and intern opportunities.
Manages the Program’s external communication, mainly website updates, alumni relations, industry and peer organizations. Oversees and organizes database (via Constant Contact) and contact sheets. Updates website and manages and executes social media image, branding and campaign.

Collaborates with Director of the Theatre Program and Director of Production to line produce the mainstage season from season selection, audition process to performances. Works with faculty to line produce the student-led Studio season.
Supervises box office and house management (select and train new box office managers, house managers and ushers for mainstage shows); creates front of house schedule for four mainstage shows and Performance Showcase; communicates with facilities staff prior to each mainstage opening and any special events regarding cleaning of auditorium, risers, lobby space, and bathrooms.)
Line produces special events, including guest lecture, panel discussion and program meetings.
Organizes the annual senior showcase for industry professionals

Collaborates with Fordham’s Office of Development and theatre program director in cultivating donors and alumni giving.
Conducts Research for funding opportunities and grant writing.
Administrative Support

Participates in bi-weekly faculty meetings and monthly Theatre Program Town Hall meetings with students, faculty, and staff as a partner with the Program Director, especially in discussions of vision and policy.
Takes minutes in faculty meetings, disseminates them, and follows up on actionable plans

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

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in handling a wide range of administrative tasks, and the ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s Degree
A firm commitment to equity, accessibility and inclusion
A passion for the theatre and arts education
Experience and knowledge of public relations activities and sufficient knowledge in marketing

Minimum Starting Salary: $71,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $75,000


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




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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