Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Posted on 11/07/2023

Fordham University

New York, NY

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer (LAGO) is a key contributing member of the Fordham Fund team that helps to grow the leadership annual giving (LAG) program. LAG is defined as gifts in the $1,000-$25,000 range, and the program supports nearly all schools, centers, and units across the University.

The LAGO is responsible for developing and managing a portofolio of 125 donors/prospects. S/he will also work with team members on messaging and outreach around the President’s Club program and help organize small cultivation events to engage and develop LAG donors.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement pursuant to University’s Hybrid/Remote Work Policy. Travel and evening/weekend work is required.

Essential Functions: 

  • Qualifies, cultivates, and solicits alumni, parents and friends capable of making gifts of $1,000 or more; retaining and increasing giving from existing donors; and increasing donors and dollars from President’s Club donors.
  • Works with the Director and other LAGOs to manage the programming components of the President’s Club, including drafting and coordinating communications and offering event support.
  • Utilizes Advance and Fundraising Performance Management systems to record moves, asks, and outcomes including contact reports, rating and staffing changes, proposals, and gift commitments.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Development and University Relations division to ensure effective, efficient, and coordinated fundraising strategies and assists, where needed, in reunions, Homecoming, and other important university-wide special events.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, liberal arts, communications, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in development, demonstrating a successful track record in solicitation efforts.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence necessary to engage in face-to-face and/or phone solicitations.
  • Ability to inspire, generate excitement, shared purpose, and action; excellent communication skills (both written and oral), while also being a good listener.
  • Experience working effectively in a complex higher education setting, developing and sustaining productive and effective relationships with alumni, donors, faculty, parents, volunteers, colleagues, and senior leadership.
  • Positive and creative manner of approaching issues; strong analytical skills and professional judgment; personal comportment consistent with DAUR’s core values.
  • Willing to travel and work evenings, as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Minimum Starting Salary: $75,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $85,000

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit careers.fordham.edu.