Senior Director of Development, Parent and Family Development
New York, NY
Fordham University is a private doctoral research university in the Jesuit tradition. Since its founding in 1841, Fordham has grown as a result of the collective vision of its leaders, the generous support of alumni and friends, and the creativity and hard work of its faculty and students. Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, is committed to the discovery of wisdom and the transmission of learning through research and through undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality. Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Fordham fosters the intellectual, moral, and religious development of its students and prepares them for leadership in a global society.
Fordham University seeks a seasoned Senior Director of Development, Parent and Family Development (Senior Director) to lead the University's parent fundraising efforts. S/he will increase philanthropic support from parents and family of Fordham students and oversee the Parent Leadership Council and Parent Ambassador program.
The Senior Director will design and implement a comprehensive major and annual giving strategy to increase engagement, philanthropic support, and participation from the broader parent community. S/he will manage and carry a portfolio of major gifts prospects and design strategies for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects. The ideal candidate will partner with senior DAUR and university leadership, regionally assigned and school-based gift officers, the Fordham Fund, and other fundraising colleagues.
The Senior Director will report to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development and manage a team of two parent giving professionals, the Leadership Annual Giving Director and a marketing and operations professional.
Fordham University has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at [email protected]