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Fordham University
  • Position Number: 4733961
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Human Resources
Advancement Talent Specialist

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:

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Advancement Talent Director, the Advancement Talent Specialist manages the entire recruiting cycle for Advancement. This position is responsible for sourcing, attracting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding employees. This position promotes the Fordham brand through recruitment initiatives and events. This position actively works toward building a diverse and qualified team to support organizational short and long-term goals, including retention strategies. The successful candidate should be able to develop and implement innovative recruiting strategies as well as nurture trusting relationships with potential hires. This position also helps to cultivate an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Essential Functions

Recruitment (40%)

  • Leads the talent acquisition and retention process in Advancement for full-time, part-time, temporary, and contractual personnel.

  • Oversees the Advancement hiring process through the Applicant Tracking System; maintains records of recruitment materials; drives the best-in-class experience for candidates.

  • Compiles interview questions and conducts preliminary interviews with candidates to gauge interest, skills, experience, culture fit, and salary requirements.

Workforce Planning and Strategy (25%)

  • Works closely with leadership to formulate and implement talent acquisition strategies.

  • Meets with managers across AUR to understand short and long-term hiring needs with a focus on recruiting diverse talent; maintains a comprehensive understanding of HR policies and provides guidance on the overall recruitment process.

  • Collaborates with the team to review key roles and determine the readiness levels of potential internal and external candidates to fill these roles.

Talent Pipeline Development/Employer Branding (15%)

  • Networks with potential candidates on social media platforms and at events; effectively articulates the employee value proposition to external and internal candidates.

  • Fosters long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates to build a strong talent pipeline for AUR's future hiring needs.

Employee Engagement and Development (10%)

  • In partnership with the team, develops and maintains a robust onboarding program to introduce new hires to Fordham's history, mission, and culture and ensure that they have the tools necessary to be successful.

  • With guidance from the supervisor, provides support in the areas of employee engagement and development.

Process Improvement (10%)

  • Routinely monitors and analyzes recruiting data to identify trends and/or opportunities to improve hiring capability and results; evaluates the effectiveness of the sourcing strategy used to deliver results; develops and implements creative and innovative sourcing strategies for active and passive candidates.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

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

  • Minimum of three years experience in a similar role in higher education, preferably in a large and complex advancement operation.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have a keen understanding of the difference between various roles within an organization.

  • Experience successfully developing and executing innovative recruitment strategies, including using creative sourcing methods to tap into diverse and passive applicant pools.

  • Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills: demonstrated ability to leverage data within applicant tracking systems and develop strategies to drive outcome metrics.

  • Proficiency with social media platforms, Microsoft Office, and Google platforms; ability to quickly learn new technology.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills: experience working with a diverse team and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with management to develop hiring strategies and position profiles.

  • 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.

  • Interest in fundraising, higher education, and Jesuit/Catholic mission.

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

Minimum Starting Salary: $75,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $85,000

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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