The Senior Director of Alumni Relations & Events reports to the Assistant Dean for Advancement.
Responsible for the strategic planning, leadership, and implementation of programs and services that develop long-term relationships and stewardship between and among alumni, students, faculty, staff
Oversee alumni chapters, class reunions, the global alumni network, regional events, student/alumni programs, alumni affinity groups, and annual high-profile alumni events
Supervise and manage Asst. Director and Stewardship Officer, setting and measuring performance standards
Oversees the staff’s day to-day duties, including setting direction and priorities, assessing progress toward goals, and allocating resources
Law School staff leader for FLAA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the Recent Graduate Committee, and Small to Midsize Firm Council, helping to fulfil goals and objectives
Lead the strategic development, implementation, and assessment of programs, events, and services designed to increase alumni engagement ensuring all outreach supports and aligns with the strategic initiatives of the Law School, including campus and regional programs, annual signature events and new engagement opportunities
Set, manage and balance the departmental budget
Supervise and manage senior conference administrator and Office of Public Programming staff, setting and measuring performance standards
Create and enforce policies for calendaring, room reservations, facility usage and protocols, and rentals
Manage event staffing and support
Facilitate strategic growth and ease of existing events
Work with senior conference administration to develop new events, with focus on journal symposia, key conferences, faculty reputation-enhancement, and alumni engagement through CLE
Oversee event marketing and sponsorship solicitation/documentation
Manage key events and events with high-profile guests (e.g., Levine Lecture with RBG, Franklin Williams Ceremony, Court Sittings, and Days-in-Residence)
OPP supports roughly 120 events each academic year
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or, in lieu of the degree a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a related field.
Minimum 3 years’ experience working in an administrative capacity.
Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.
Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
Ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the University, alumni, other constituents and the public; an ability and willingness to quickly learn both the Law School's and University's history, mission, demographics, faculty, current programs, and departments, as well as University culture.
Ability to organize, initiate and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with Banner a plus.
Willingness to travel and work evenings required.
Internal Number: A00340
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.