Position: A03555 Date: November 15, 2011
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE OF POSITION: Assistant Director, Annual Giving (Leadership Annual Giving Officer)
DEPARTMENT: Development and University Relations, Lincoln Center
The Annual Giving Officer is part of a dynamic and high-energy team of development professionals working in a
collaborative environment within the centralized Department of Development and University Relations at
Fordham University. The Development team works closely with the deans of the undergraduate/graduate schools
and colleges to execute the University’s campaign goals by cultivating relationships with the University’s broad
array of accomplished alumni and friends to secure new and sustaining gifts. The development team also works
closely with the alumni relations staff and the marketing and communication staff to carry out the departments
Reports to the Assistant Vice President for Annual Giving Programs, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer is
primarily responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of individual prospects capable
of making annual gifts from $1,000 to $25,000 per year.
Builds and maintains a portfolio of prospects and soliciting them primarily for unrestricted, current use gifts.
Engages prospects in their portfolio and schedules approximately 150 personal visits annually; organizes small
gatherings and other cultivation events, and/or develops class, school, or department-based committees to solicit
Works in collaboration with the Alumni Relations office and Directors of Development for the various schools and
constituencies to establish contacts and cultivate relationships with prospects and will attend alumni meetings,
reunions and other special events as it relates to development priorities.
He or she will be assigned campaigns to manage for one or more of the following constituencies: parents,
faculty/staff, students, young alumni, consecutive donors and President’s Club members
A Bachelor’s degree is required and advanced degree in any discipline is preferred.
Candidates should have three to five years experience in annual giving and/or alumni relations.
The ideal candidate should have experience working with volunteer leadership.
Candidates should be familiar with the vehicles of giving (direct mail, phone, and electronic) and possess
the interpersonal skills and confidence necessary to engage in face to face solicitations.
We seek individuals with enthusiasm, creativity, organizational ability, attention to detail and focus.
He or she must be a team player, able to work collaboratively with colleagues within Development and
University Relations and the university at large.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Acquaintance with complex organizations
and/or universities is a plus.
Fluency with computerized development databases is desirable
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
STARTING DATE: ASAP
SEND LETTER & RESUME: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Leadership Annual Giving Officer
All applications must include (1) an up-to-date resume and (2) a
cover letter that specifically cites the experiences that best prepare
the applicant for this role and why s/he is interested in working for
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION.