The Director is the principal aide to the Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, coordinating the Dean’s office operations and advancing strategic initiatives in support of institutional priorities. The Director works in a fast-paced environment, serving as a trusted advisor and performing a broad range of duties on behalf of the Dean. The Director is a strategic thinker and collaborative leader with a sound understanding of higher education who possesses exceptional written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and an ability to maintain discretion regarding disclosure and dissemination of sensitive information. The Director must be able to act independently, effectively, and diplomatically in an academic environment, and be committed to furthering the goals of Jesuit education by building trusting relationships with a broad range of individuals within the College, across the University, and beyond.
Coordinates or contributes to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives across multiple areas within the College and University, collaborating with colleagues at all levels of the University and with a growing list of external partners.
Leads or contributes to a continuous process of reviewing policies, processes, and practices and makes recommendations for improvements as appropriate.
Leads implementation and change management efforts to advance strategic objectives, partnering with appropriate leaders, and serves staff to achieve goals.
Researches, analyzes, and studies information affecting the College and makes recommendations when appropriate.
Provides the Dean with excellent guidance based on an understanding of the University’s mission and objectives.
Board and Council Management:
Serves as the primary point of contact for College Advisory Board, currently being formed, collaborating with the Dean and with the University Development Office to coordinate meetings, agendas, communications, etc.
Serves as the primary point of contact for Student Advisory Board, currently being formed, coordinating meetings, agendas, communications, etc.
Serves as the primary point of contact for College Council, meetings, agendas, communications, etc.
5-7 years of professional experience demonstrating increasing responsibility required; experience in higher ed preferred
Familiarity with New York State Education Department (NYSED), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and US Department of Education (DOE) guidelines preferred
Expert proficiency with standard office equipment and software (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Adobe) required
Experience with software including Tableau, Banner, Concur, and other common office and higher education applications preferred
Highly organized and able to work independently and proactively with limited supervision
Excellent time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure while prioritizing daily workflow of multiple, shifting, high, and competing priorities
Excellent judgment, problem-solving, verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with the University community and beyond
Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the University, both internal and external
Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
Commitment to advancing and sustaining a workplace culture that values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Qualifications
Internal Number: A02235
About Fordham University
Fordham 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.