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Fordham University
  • Position Number: 4733838
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Human Resources
Advancement Talent Director

Development Office, 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 acomprehensive and competitive benefits packageto its employees, which includesmedical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • We offertuition remissionfor 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 itswork-life balanceprogram, the University providesgenerous PTOincluding 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, andholidaysthat include paid time off between Christmas and New year.

  • University employees have access to theEmployee 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:

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, the Advancement Talent Director is responsible for the strategic implementation of Advancement's mission and guiding principles on talent management. This position is a key contributor to enabling AUR's organizational performance and effectiveness and collaborates with the Senior Management Team to develop and implement programs and practices that drive a culture of accountability, excellence, continuous professional development, and improvement. This position also ensures a positive work environment by championing organizational core values. This position is responsible for the direct management and coordination of a position that is responsible for the full cycle recruiting process.

Essential Functions

Employee Engagement (40%)

  • Leads the development and implementation of new or enhancement to existing talent management programs: employee onboarding program, quarterly and all-day staff retreats, managers' forums, and other programs; establishes the talent strategy and talent goals for AUR, in alignment with business objectives.

  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Operations, conducts employee job satisfaction surveys; considers new ways to boost employee retention with rewards and recognition; cultivates an environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and promotes teamwork and mutual collaboration.

  • Communicates talent management policies and new initiatives, including ensuring that the promotion and title change guidelines are widely understood;

  • Maintains and updates the AUR website.

Learning and Development (25%)

  • Assesses the organization's professional development needs across all levels, along with leadership, determines and prioritizes mission-critical skills and competencies.

  • Empowers AUR staff to self-navigate their own successful career journeys through a combination of on-the-job opportunities, relationships with internal mentors at all levels, and through on-demand and curated digital learning offerings; creates a system to track and aggregate employee training and shares data on learning participation with leadership.

  • Delivers presentations and training as needed.

Workforce Planning & Strategy (15%)

  • Conducts the talent review process; advances a consistent process for succession planning, including identifying successors for critical roles and collaborating with managers to build customized development plans.

  • Manages one direct report.

Performance Management (10%)

  • Enhances performance management for personal and professional growth.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

Management Responsibilities

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or related field.

  • A minimum of five years experience developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs in higher education, preferably in a large and complex advancement operation.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to impact, influence, and drive action and accountability in others.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and counseling skills; ability to work effectively as a team member in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; previous experience using data analytics to measure outcomes, gain insights, and make informed decisions with a leadership team.

  • Must be self-motivated and proactive in taking ownership of projects and driving results; demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities concurrently with a high level of detail.

  • Exemplary professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to confidentiality.

  • Proficiency with recruitment software and applicant tracking systems, as well as Microsoft Office and Google platforms, and be able to quickly learn new technology.

  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Minimum Starting Salary: $95,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $105,000

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





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

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